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You are Invited to Attend the PSMA Annual Meeting at APEC 2019

T he 2019 PSMA Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with APEC 2019 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California on Monday March 18. A buffet breakfast at 7:30 a.m. will precede the meeting and individuals from member companies as well non-member guests are invited to attend and participate in a full agenda of topics of interest to the industry. At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with many of the students who received APEC Travel Support to present their papers at the Technical Sessions. Regular member company representatives will participate in the election of four Directors to serve on the PSMA Board for a three-year term beginning immediately and ending at APEC 2022. The detailed agenda for the meeting will be on the PSMA web site and will include reports from each of the technical committees and stimulating discussions on new PSMA initiatives for 2019 and beyond. The APEC 2019 Conference Chair will review the progress on APEC2019 and there will be a report on plans for APEC 2020 in New Orleans. There will also be an invited presentation from European Power Supplies Manufacturers' Association (EPSMA) to review their activities that should be of interest to PSMA members.

Members and guests are also invited to remain for the Board of Directors meeting that will immediately follow the Annual Meeting. Participation in these meetings will provide you with the opportunity to network with colleagues from other companies and to influence the direction of the PSMA and the power sources industry.


Another way to get more out of your company membership in PSMA is to get involved with one of our active technical committees. The Capacitor, Energy Harvesting, Energy Management, Industry-Education, Magnetics, Marketing, Power Electronics Packaging, Power Technology Roadmap, Reliability, Safety & Compliance, Semiconductor and Transportation Power Electronics committees all plan to hold open meetings during the week of APEC 2019. All are invited to participate or to just drop in any of these committee meetings to hear and provide input as the committee activities are being planned for the coming year. Visit the PSMA website to see the schedule of PSMA meetings and events at APEC 2019.

On March 16, 2019, the Saturday prior to the start of APEC 2019, PSMA and PELS will be sponsoring two workshops, the fourth High Frequency Magnetics Workshop - "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency" and the second Capacitor Workshop – "The Impact of Wideband Technologies on Application of Capacitors - A Deep Dive on Capacitor Technology". Information on these workshops are available in separate articles in this issue of the Update.

Be sure to visit us at the PSMA booth, in the APEC hub #539, in the exhibition area during APEC. PSMA is again sponsoring the popular PSMA/ APEC Passport Program in the Exhibit Hall. Visit the booths of participating PSMA members to enter your name into a raffle drawing.

We look forward to a good turnout at the PSMA meetings and a very busy and exciting week.

For the latest information on all of the activities planned during APEC 2019, visit us at www.psma.com.



 

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