PSMA Launches Year-Long Webinar Series to Prepare for its Next Power Technology Roadmap (PTR)

Online seminar series will provide expert forums discussing power technology trends; twice-monthly events throughout 2016 will set the stage for the 2017 PTR edition

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association’s Power Technology Roadmap Committee announces a year-long series of webinars as a lead-up to the next edition of the PTR, to be published in March 2017. The webinar series, hosted by the PSMA, will gather experts from different fields to offer a range of technological perspectives. In addition to setting the groundwork for the upcoming roadmap, the webinars will provide participants with first-hand access to expert opinions on technology trends. The webinars will be held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Central time), beginning Jan. 14.

“PSMA members will automatically receive email invitations to register for each seminar in the series,” reported Conor Quinn of Artesyn Embedded Technologies and Dhaval Dalal of ON Semiconductor, co-chairs of the 2017 edition of the Power Technology Roadmap. “Non-members can also attend the events, free of charge, by sending an email to power@psma.com to request an invitation.”

The webinar series will include a number of highly regarded industry speakers covering components, systems, packaging and applications. Renowned industry expert, Ray Ridley, PhD, will kick off the series with the webinar: “Trends in High-Frequency Magnetics and Power Supply Design.” Other scheduled topics include: 3D packaging concepts (Brian Narveson, Narveson Innovative Consulting), wireless power transfer (Dr. Siamak Abedinpour, IDT), and GaN power ICs (Stephen Oliver, Navitas Semiconductor). For updates to the schedule and news of webinars to be added, please visit: http://www.psma.com/technical-forums/roadmap/news-events.

“The PTR webinars provide a window into technology trends and are unique in terms of their diversity of perspectives, commercial-free tone and the opportunity they offer for audience interaction with industry experts. We are always looking to enrich and expand our panel of webinar presenters and we welcome any proposal from prospective speakers,” said Joe Horzepa, Executive Director, PSMA.

The 2017 edition will be introduced at APEC 2017 with a summary of the key findings to be presented as part of the APEC 2017 Plenary Session. For those interested, Horzepa added: “the PTR Committee welcomes subject matter experts who are willing to actively participate and contribute in the development of the 2017 PSMA Power Technology Roadmap.”

About the Power Technology Roadmap
The Power Technology Roadmap provides a consolidated outlook of trends in power conversion technology for the next two to five years. The trends provided in the report are intended to give a broad outlook of the power conversion technologies, components and applications.  The complete Roadmap document is published every two years, incorporating the content of the Roadmap Webinars Series conducted over the months prior to publication.
 

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