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The 7th Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA 2019)

T he 7th Annual IEEE / PSMA Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA) will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina from October 29th to 31th, 2019. This annual event provides engineers and scientists with opportunities to share technology updates and research findings on silicon carbide (SiC), gallium nitride (GaN), and emerging semiconductor power devices and electronics.

WiPDA 2019 will be held at the Marriott Stateview hotel, which is located on North Carolina State University's campus in Raleigh, NC.  The program includes morning and afternoon tutorial sessions on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019.  Keynote speeches and panel sessions will take place on October 30th and 31th, 2019, together with oral and poster presentations given by subject matter experts.

This year's workshop is made possible thanks to our two Platinum Sponsors: Applied Materials and Infineon Technologies.  Additional support is provided by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PMSA), the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS), and PowerAmerica. 

There are still several opportunities for companies to become a part of the workshop.  Exhibition booths are available for showcasing products and networking with potential clients and customers.  There are also sponsorship opportunities for business that want to be affiliated with the event.  More information can be found on the workshop's website at:  E-mail inquiries can be sent to

Call for Tutorials and Technical Abstracts:

The workshop is currently soliciting abstracts for the tutorial sessions as well as abstracts for presentations to be given during the technical sessions.

Individuals and teams interested in providing a one-hour tutorial should submit a 200-word abstract describing their presentation.  Topics of interest can be found on the workshop's website at:  Please email your abstract to the tutorial chairs:

The tutorial abstract submission deadline is June 7th, 2019 June 14th, 2019.  Abstract decisions will be communicated on July 5th, 2019.  The presentation slides submission deadline is August 9th, 2019.

The workshop is also soliciting two page technical abstracts.  Topics of interest are found at All presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings and submitted to the databases of IEEExplore. To upload your abstract, please visit the WiPDA website or click here:

The technical abstract submission deadline is June 14th, 2019 June 21st, 2019.  Abstract decisions will be communicated on July 19th, 2019.  The final paper submission deadline is August 23rd, 2019.

For question related to tutorials and technical sessions, please e-mail the workshop's volunteers at We look forward to seeing you this fall in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Provided by Mark Scott,
WiPDA 2019 Publicity Chair



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