PSMA-Sponsored APEC 2019 Sessions Address Wide Bandgap Power Conversion Technology

January 31, 2019 by Scott McMahan

At APEC 2019, the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Semiconductor Committee is sponsoring a series of three Industry Sessions that address the rapid emergence of wide bandgap semiconductors as a significant power conversion technology.

PSMA is a non-profit professional organization with the two-fold objective of enhancing the stature and reputation of members and their products and increasing their knowledge and understanding of electronic power sources.

The PSMA-sponsored industry sessions will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 19-21, 2019.

Overall, this series of three industry sessions will address the "Coming of Age" of GaN and SiC power semiconductors, with each session focusing on one aspect of the topic.

Schedule of the three sessions:

  • IS4: Tuesday March 19, 8:30 to 11:55 a.m "Getting up to speed on switching: wide bandgap and other high-performance components"
  • IS11: Wednesday March 20 from 2:00 to 5:25 p.m. "Current reliability and product qualification topics for SiC and GaN wide bandgap devices"
  • IS16: Thursday March 21 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. "Production use cases of wide bandgap semiconductors: systems in production today, drivers and controllers for tomorrow"

"SiC and GaN have been the most popular topics at APEC over the past several years. It is clear that the promise that these devices have offered in size and efficiency gains are being realized," said Tim McDonald, Chairman of the PSMA Semiconductor Committee. "This ‘Coming of Age' series of Industry Sessions will serve to inform attendees on this vital technology area." In addition to informative presentations, these Industry Sessions will afford attendees the opportunity to interact and network with industry colleagues engaged in power conversion system design. Tim McDonald further commented, "I encourage APEC attendees to register and attend these valuable industry sessions, and to consider participating in the other PSMA-sponsored meetings during the week."

PSMA Semiconductor Committee Meeting Notice

All APEC attendees are invited to attend the PSMA Semiconductor Committee meeting, scheduled at 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20th, in the Marriott Hotel, Meeting Room Platinum 10.