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Pre-APEC 2019 Capacitor Workshop Saturday March 16, 2019

The Impact of Wideband Technologies on Application of Capacitors
- A Deep Dive on Capacitor Technology -

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring an all-day workshop titled, “The Impact of Wideband Technologies on Application of Capacitors–A Deep Dive on Capacitor Technology,” on Saturday, March 16, 2019, the day before the start of and in the same venue as APEC 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Less than 5 weeks left to get ready for this workshop. Are you already registered and prepared for a whole day workshop with lots of facts and valuable content about state-of-the-art and future capacitor technologies?

This workshop follows the successful inaugural event held in San Antonio, TX, prior to the start of APEC 2018. This day-long workshop will consist of morning and afternoon technical lecture presentation sessions and a lunchtime interactive technology demonstration session. Navitas Semiconductor will open the morning session with a keynote presentation on GaN technologies and its requirements on capacitors. Market-leading capacitor suppliers including KEMET, CDE, Panasonic, Faratronic and Wurth Electronics together with preeminent lecturers from universities around the world including UC Berkeley and the University of Nottingham will discuss technical options and alternatives to meet the challenging requirements.

The “Technology Demonstrations” will be coincident with the luncheon period and will include interactive technology displays and/or presentations each addressing specific technical disciplines and capabilities consistent with the workshop agenda. The technical demonstrations will also be available during breakfast prior to the opening session and during the networking session at the end of the day’s events will enhance the areas covered in the lecture presentations and provide an opportunity to interact and provide more detail and insight into the technology discussed during the lecture presentations.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet face to face with professionals who will directly address your questions. Whether you are a young design engineer or technician or already highly experienced with DC-DC converters, frequency drives, inverters and other power conversion applications in the industry, you will get facts, background and latest news on capacitors and emerging technologies to push the performance of your products. The workshop agenda addresses application-based challenges on capacitor technologies rising from the introduction of GaN and SiC topologies, the impact of e-mobility and insights into the latest capacitor developments. The impact of market shortages of specific capacitor products on new developments and possible alternative solutions to overcome actual problems will also be discussed.

After February 1, the registration fee is $425 reduced to $325 for PSMA Members, PELS Members and students. There will be a $25 surcharge for onsite registration, if available. Breakfast, lunch and the reception will be provided as part of the workshop. Electronic copies of all presentations will be made available to the workshop participants via a password protected website.

Make your reservation right away to be a part of this exclusive whole day workshop.



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

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

Organizing Committee 

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

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