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To encourage student participation, the registration fee will be waived for up to four students for the "How to Choose and Define Capacitor Usage for Emerging Applications" workshop Saturday March 14, 2020, New Orleans, LA.

The application deadline is Friday December 13, 2019 SUNDAY JANUARY 5, 2020. The selection of the recipients will be by the workshop committee, and their decision is final. Applicants will be notified by email by January 10, 2020. Recipients must register by January 31, 2020 to receive the fee waiver.

 

PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS Capacitor Workshop

PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS Capacitor Workshop

How to Choose and Define Capacitor Usage for Emerging Applications
Saturday March 14 2020
Prior to APEC 2020
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA 

The PSMA Capacitor Technical Committee and IEEE PELS are jointly Sponsoring the third pre-APEC Capacitor Workshop on Saturday March 14, 2020, the day before the conference begins, at the New Orleans Convention Center. The 2020 workshop follows up the successful Workshops in 2018, and 2019. Feedback from the previous workshops showed that these events delivered valuable insights to attendees and provided ideas for what topics to address in the 2020 workshop around Capacitors, their technologies and applications. The workshop is designed to bring value to everyone, from newcomers to advanced designers of DC-DC converters, frequency drives, inverters, and other power conversation applications.

The workshop will include presentations from both  professionals from leading capacitor manufacturers including KEMET, Cornell Dubilier & Wurth Electronics and lecturers from universities around the world. The Workshop will start with a keynote about the Requirements on Capacitors for The Electrification of Future Mobility. A new offering at the 2020 workshop is a poster session offering students the opportunity to present their research related to capacitor technologies and applications. 

The workshop will again feature demonstration stations, available during breakfast, lunch and the afternoon networking session, to add practical backgrounds to the topics discussed in the presentations. Specialists in applications and measurements will be available to answer questions on capacitors and their applications. Finally, there will be a reception during the closing demonstration session with snacks and drinks to provide additional informal networking opportunities. Continuing education credits will be available to workshop attendees.

The workshop will address specific needs of both beginners and advanced designers of DC-DC converters, frequency drives, inverters, and other power conversation applications. The agenda covers application-based challenges rising from GaN and SiC topologies on capacitor technologies, the impact of the electrification of mobility services, as well as the latest capacitor developments. Also included will be discussion on the continuously growing demand on supercapacitors and specialties like ceramics for harsh environment, capacitors for high frequencies and the latest film developments. 

To round up this workshop and make it more beneficial, there will be demonstration stations available during breakfast, lunch and the afternoon networking session to add practical backgrounds to the topics discussed in the presentations. Specialists in applications and measurements will be available to answer questions on capacitors and their applications. Attendees will also be able to visit the technical demonstrations for the Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop that will be held concurrently. There will be a reception during the closing demonstration session with hors d'oeuvres and drinks to provide additional informal networking opportunities.

The registration fee for the workshop is $360 per participant reducing to $260 for PSMA members and IEEE PELS members. On February 1, 2019 the registration fee will increase to $400 reducing to $300 for PSMA members and IEEE PELS members. The day of workshop registration fee will be $425 reducing to $325 for PSMA members and IEEE PELS members if seating is available. There is an option at a nominal fee of $5 to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending in this workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the workshop. Electronic copies of the technical lecture presentations and technology demonstration presentations will be made available to the workshop participants.

Registration is open and you can register for the workshop at: https://www.psma.com/webforms/how-choose-and-define-capacitor-usage-emerging-applications-workshop-2020-registration

Additionally, waivers for their Workshop registration fee are available for up to 4 students who will have the opportunity to have a poster in the demonstration area and to give a short presentation of their research during the workshop on topics related to "Requirements on Capacitors for various applications like wideband gap, aeronautics and high frequencies". Students can submit their poster proposal and apply for the fee waiver at https://www.psma.com/webforms/capacitor-workshop-student-registration-fee-waiver-2020

More details regarding the agenda for the workshop as well as registration for the workshop will become available on the this page over the coming months.

Provided by members of the Capacitor Workshop Organizing Team:

Pierre Lohrber, Wurth Electronics
Fred Weber, Future Technology Worldwide

PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS Capacitor Workshop

Date: Saturday March 14. 2020
APEC 2020 New Orleans, California

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) will be jointly sponsoring an all-day workshop on Saturday, March 14, 2020, the day before the start of and in the same venue as APEC 2020 in New Orleans LA.

This workshop has been an annual event that has continued to grow over the years. The 2019 workshop, "The Impact of Wideband Technologies on Application of Capacitors - A Deep Dive on Capacitor Technology", was held the in Anaheim, CA Saturday March 16, the day before the start of APEC 2019. The keynote speaker was Gene Sheridan, the CEO and co-founder of Navitas Semiconductor and focused on Capacitor requirements for GaN switching systems.

The 2020 day-long Capacitor Workshop will feature presenters from market-leading capacitor manufacturers, and preeminent contributors from universities around the world. The technical lecture presentation sessions will each be followed by an open panel Q&A to offer attendees the opportunity to engage with the presenters.

There will be technology demonstration stations during the breakfast, lunch, and networking sessions. This will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to network and to meet professionals and view up close the various technologies and their advantages.  This workshop will address the needs of both beginners and advanced designers of dc-dc converters, frequency drives, inverters and other power conversation applications. The focus will be on how redefined traditional technologies and the latest technologies and topology developments meet the challenging requirements in the case of temperature, frequency, lifetime and more.

Meanwhile keep checking www.psma.com/technical-forums/capacitor/workshop for the latest news on the upcoming workshop.

Provided by members of the Capacitor Workshop Organizing Team:

Pierre Lohrber   Wurth Electronics
Fred Weber   Future Technology Worldwide
 

 

PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS Capacitor Workshop:
Everything You Wanted To Know About Capacitors But Were Afraid To Ask

Saturday March 3, 2018

Room 216AB Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center,San Antonio, Texas

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, the day before the start of, and in the same venue as APEC 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX , The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society(IEEE PELS) jointly sponsored an all-day workshop titled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Capacitors But Were Afraid to Ask".

The workshop addressed the fundamentals of capacitor technology, as applied to a wide range of power conversion applications, including dc-dc converters, variable frequency drives and inverters. The primary technologies discussed were: Ceramic, Electrolytic Caps (Aluminum), Dry Film, and Super Caps which were broken into Low Voltage, High Voltage, and Failure Modes considerations. There was an interactive panel discussions following each topic. In addition, there were presentations discussing new capacitor technologies, a discussion on reliability testing, and Embedded Capacitors. During the breakfast, lunch and post event networking sessions, all attendees were able to participate and review the demonstrations for not only the Capacitor Workshop, but also the Magnetics Workshop.

The presentations from the workshop are available to attendees and PSMA members www.psma.com/technical-forums/capacitor/presentations


The PSMA Capacitor Committee is currently working on the technical agenda for next year's workshop to be held prior to APEC2019in Anaheim, CA. Possible topics include covering other technologies (i.e. Tantalums), more focus on application discussions, and emerging technologies. Your inputs and opinions are certainly welcome at this early stage of planning. If you are interested in participating in the planning and demonstrations for 2019 Capacitor Workshop, contact the Association Office at power@psma.com.

Organizing Committee 

Fred Weber, Future Technology Worldwide
Pierre Lohrber, Wurth Electronics
Wilmer Companioni, KEMET Electronics

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