The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Semiconductor Committee is sponsoring a series of three Industry Sessions at APEC 2019 that address the rapid emergence of wide bandgap semiconductors as a significant power conversion technology. The sessions will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 19-21, 2019, in the Anaheim Convention Center.
Taken as a whole, the series of Industry Sessions will address the “Coming of Age” of GaN and SiC power semiconductors, with each session focusing on one aspect of the topic: The three sessions are as follows:
• 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.”
All APEC attendees are invited to attend the PSMA Semiconductor Committee meeting, scheduled for 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20th, in the Marriott Hotel, Meeting Room Platinum 10.
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