Working Committees

RELIABILITY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Tony O'Brien
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Phone: 408-527-7039
Description:

In alignment with the PSMA mission of bringing value and utility to members as well as the power electronics industry as a whole, the PSMA Reliability Committee aims to spearhead industry initiatives that identify and attempt to solve the pertinent industry challenges related to the reliability and performance of power supplies and associated products.  The scope of the Committee shall include anything that impacts the life and desired application of a power supply, including (but not limited to) interaction with a system and/or other power supplies.

Recent Work:

As PSMA’s newest committee, we are currently forming our list of key initiatives based on industry survey feedback. 

A main motivator for the inception of the Committee was to address a major problem in the power supply industry related to software/firmware in supplies.  As digital implementations (from telemetry to full loop control) have become more pervasive in power supplies designed with one or more digital signal processors (DSP), the robustness of this code along with Signal Integrity and interaction with the power supply and/or system has risen to become a frequent, critical path item in development schedules and field performance.  We are proposing an initiative to deep-dive on this issue by identifying the current gaps in the development process and apply that to tangible outputs (i.e. whitepapers, functional specifications, test plans, etc.) that can serve as industry guidance to mitigate these gaps.

Comments:

This committee was newly formed in July ’17 and looking for eager participants so please contact one of the Co-Chairs or the Association Office to join.

APEC STEERING COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE
Eric Persson
Infineon
Phone: 310-252-7075
APEC STEERING COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE
Aung Thet Tu
Infineon Technologies
Phone: 603-738-2337
APEC 2021 OFFICER DELEGATE
Conor Quinn
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Phone: 952-392-6631
CAPACITOR COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Wilmer Companioni
KEMET Electronics Corporation
Phone: 954-766-2830
CAPACITOR COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Pierre Lohrber
Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG
Phone: +49 7942 945 5885
CAPACITOR COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Fred Weber
Future Technology Worldwide
Phone: 810-695-4677
Fax: 810-695-4677
ENERGY HARVESTING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Brian Zahnstecher
PowerRox, LLC
Phone: 508-847-5747
ENERGY HARVESTING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Mike Hayes
Tyndall National Institute
Phone: +353 21 2346328
ENERGY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
David Chen
Power Integrations, Inc.
Phone: 408-414-9200
ENERGY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Ed Herbert
Phone: 860-693-1684
Fax: 860-693-1686
INDUSTRY-EDUCATION COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Brian Cheng
Texas Instruments
Phone: 401-826-6519
Fax: 401-826-9061
INDUSTRY-EDUCATION COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Gerry Moschopoulos
University of Western Ontario
Phone: 519-661-2111 x88540
Fax: 519-850-2436
MAGNETICS COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Stephen Carlsen
Raytheon
Phone: 972-344-5301
Fax: 972-344-5343
MAGNETICS COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Ed Herbert
Independent Inventor
Phone: 860-693-1684
Fax: 860-693-1686
MARKETING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Frank Cirolia
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Phone: 352-332-1179
Fax: 352-332-1520
MARKETING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Greg Evans
WelComm, Inc
Phone: 858-633-1911
NANOTECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR EMERITUS
Anthony F. Laviano
Northrop Rice Advanced Institute of Technology
Phone: 310-459-8569
POWER ELECTRONICS PACKAGING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Brian Narveson
Narveson Innovative Consulting
Phone: 630-816-5917
POWER ELECTRONICS PACKAGING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Ernie Parker
Crane Aerospace & Electronics. – Defense Power
Phone: 850-275-8214
RELIABILITY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Tony O'Brien
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Phone: 408-527-7039
RELIABILITY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Brian Zahnstecher
PowerRox, LLC
Phone: 508-847-5747
SAFETY & COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
SEMICONDUCTOR COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Tim McDonald
Infineon Technologies
Phone: 310-726-8831
SEMICONDUCTOR COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Tirthajyoti Sarkar
ON Semiconductor
TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP CO-CHAIR
Conor Quinn
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Phone: 952-392-6631
TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP CO-CHAIR
Dhaval Dalal
ON Semiconductor
TRANSPORTATION POWER ELECTRONICS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Ralph Taylor
Delphi Technologies
Phone: 765-451-3884
Fax: 765-451-3879
TRANSPORTATION POWER ELECTRONICS COMMITTEE
Fred Weber
Future Technology Worldwide
Phone: 810-695-4677
Fax: 810-695-4677

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