The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) recently released the 2019 edition of the Power Technology Roadmap. The report, which forecasts the power technology and power delivery trends through 2023, includes a printed report along with a feature-rich USB memory drive containing a record number of seventeen recorded webinars with up-to-date explanations of the information contained in the final report.
The webinars add much to the presentation materials because the listener can hear and understand the context and the subtext of the original presentation in the speaker’s voice. The recordings also capture an interesting and informative question and answer periods.
In this edition, a new section on University Research in Power Electronics has been added. University research provides a window into what products and technologies are in store for Power Electronics. Leading power electronics research universities were asked about their research areas and priorities and their responses were analyzed to extract most common research areas, least common/missing research areas and unique research areas.
The overall structure of this year’s PTR largely follows the format of and keeps the improvements made in the 2017 report. It offers a consolidated view of the latest trends in power management, power control, and power delivery technologies by integrating the most recent inputs from webinars, surveys, analyses and discussions. The report is divided into five sections:
- Application Trends
- Component Technologies
- University Research
- Webinar Presentations
- Power Supply and Converter Trends
“As power technology continues to emerge from the shadows to play a more central role in the next phase of electronics industry revolution, the PTR report provides many relevant pointers to the current and future industry stakeholders,” said Conor Quinn, Co-Chair of the Power Technology Roadmap committee.
Dhaval Dalal, Co-Chair of the committee, said, “In many emerging fields, such as electric vehicles, alternative energy converters and energy harvesting devices, power technology assumes a more central and driving role and the PTR captures how the industry is shaping up to play this role.”
PSMA Regular Member companies each receive one copy of the printed report and USB memory drive versions of the 2019 edition as a benefit of their membership. Members can access the webinars online at no cost and purchase additional copies of the full report for $290. The non-member price is $4,490. For information about purchasing the report, please to the PSMA website at: www.psma.com/publications.
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