Wide Bandgap Power Electronics Workshop in Sweden

March 27, 2017 by Jeff Shepard

The 2017 International Wide Bandgap (WBG) Power Electronics Applications Workshop, IWBGPEAW will be a three-day event, consisting of two workshop days, May 22 - 23, preceded by one tutorial day, May 21. This year with support from the Swedish Energy Agency, as well as the Interreg Baltic Sea Region project Green Power Electronics. The event will cover the latest results and innovations in power electronics applications of wide bandgap materials, such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride.

From May 21 to 23, international experts will meet in Stockholm to share their expertise, recent developments and visions of electronics applications based on wide bandgap materials. More than an overview, IWBGPEAW proposes a focus on power electronics applications. The event also includes an exhibition area and networking opportunities with business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking.

The workshop takes place Monday - Tuesday May 22 - 23. It has the overall aim to promote the use of the latest research and development results, by bringing together the foremost experts from both academia and industry. The focus lies on the use of wide bandgap materials (WBG) technology in power electronics applications, components, modules, packaging, reliability and benchmarking versus silicon power electronics. The program is defined by WBG experts and reflects the status of WBG from an industry point of view. Specialists from all over the world will present their views on current status, ongoing development and the opportunities of applications in the power electronics area. They will also present the latest products and solutions, and will be available for detailed technical discussions.

Preceding the two-day workshop, a tutorial will take place on Sunday May 21. The course will cover the subjects of WBG device design and operation, packaging technology, system applications and device driver issues.

More than just a conference, the IWBGPEAW event includes debates and numerous networking opportunities throughout the entire workshop. An exhibition area dedicated to the experts of the WBG industry is set up by the organizers.