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2022 PSMA/PELS Capacitor Workshop: How Materials and Environmental Effects Influence Capacitor Performance
Saturday March 19, 2022
George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX
 
Registration Rates (Early Bird Pricing Deadline Extended:Friday, February 18, 2022)*
  • Member Early/ Regular     $345/ $395
  • Non-Member Early/ Regular  $445/ $495
Previous workshops have sold out, so early registration is encouraged. There will be a $25 surcharge for onsite registration, if seating is available.
 
Breakfast, lunch and a reception are included in the workshop registration. 
 

Partnership Opportunities available. Sign up to be a Workshop Partner Please contact the organizing committee through via e-mail to power@psma.com for more information. Click here for the pricing and benefits:

Platinum Partner                            
$2500 ($4000 to be a Platinum Partner for both the Capacitor and Magnetics Workshops)

  • Company logo in web page linked to URL of choice
  • Company recognition at entrance
  • Company logo on daily introduction and break slides
  • Company recognition in ‘blast e-mail’ announcing registration
  • Company logo on social media promotion
  • Register at preferred PSMA rate
  • Company supplied logo can be displayed within workshop
  • Company exhibit table by registration desk onsite
  • Company may provide branded lanyards for participants (~150 pcs)

Gold Partner      
$1500

  • Company logo in web page linked to URL of choice
  • Company recognition at entrance
  • Company logo on daily introduction and break slides
  • Company recognition in ‘blast e-mail’ announcing registration
  • Company logo on social media promotion
  • Register at preferred PSMA rate

 

PSMA/PELS Sponsor 2022 Capacitors in Power Electronics Workshop

"Influences on Capacitors, How Materials and Environmental Effects Influence Capacitor Performance"
Saturday March 19 2022, Prior to APEC 2022
George R Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas

The PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS will sponsor a workshop,"Influences on Capacitors, How Materials and Environmental Effects Influence Capacitor Performance" on Saturday March 19, 2022, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The 2022 workshop will be the fifth in the series offered as a pre-event to the annual APEC conference. The 2020 and 2021 workshops were both held virtually due to the impact of COVID-19, and while we designed these workshops to be as interactive as possible, we look forward to returning to a face-to-dface onsite workshop in 2022 and the additional opportunities that provides attendees.
 
At the upcoming workshop, we will continue our efforts to educate and inform the industry about the latest news and developments related to Capacitors. Each year we are happy to see a growing interest and receive valuable feedback from Workshop attendees which we use when planning the next events. The first workshop, held in 2018, introduced the basics and now, in 2022, the Workshop will focus on the inner materials and construction of capacitors, the secrets of these  materials and how environmental effects influence its performance in applications.

The PSMA Capacitor Workshop Organizing Committee has a clear mission:

The PSMA Capacitor Committee Annual Workshop aligned with APEC has a mission to educate the attendees on capacitor trends, technologies, and innovations. Wherever and whenever applications need energy, Capacitors are at the spotlight, and as energy moves the world it is incumbent for everyone to understand capacitor issues. PSMA's Capacitor Committee is committed to present the best material available to meet the industry's needs.

In 2022, our aim is to deliver value to the industry, whether they be newbies or advanced designers of DC-DC converters, frequency drives, inverters, and other power conversation applications. The Capacitor Workshop agenda will include presentations by leading experts from a variety of manufacturers, designers, testing and supporting companies.

From the feedback we have received, attendees confirmed their interest in some of the highlights of recent workshops including joint panel discussion featuring members from the Magnetics and Capacitor Committees as well as the live demonstrations of real measurements and test setups. These are scheduled to be included again in 2022. Attendees will be able to address questions to a panel of presenters to expand on specific topics. The expert roundtable talk is planned along with live demonstrations from Magnetics and Capacitors specialists who will show the behavior of the components in various applications. The workshop agenda will include presenters who will dive deep into the component structure to show the relation between the materials and address the environmental impact of capacitor behavior.
 
The agenda for the 2022 workshop is currently being finalized, and the planned presentations will deliver high value to all attendees. The organizers aim is to provide an optimal balance between practical content delivered by leading capacitor manufacturers and a view of technology advances offered by worldwide renowned universities on future capacitor research and development.
 
The 2022 Capacitor Workshop is scheduled to open with a keynote presentation from Tomas Zednicek, President of EPCI - European Passive Components Institute who will discuss the future of capacitor technologies and will set the stage for the full day workshop. The Technical Presentations will include speakers from world-class manufacturers including KEMET - a YAGEO company, KYOCERA – AVX, Würth Elektronik, and CapXon Europe who will present information about materials, technologies and environmental influences. Presenters from Universities in New Zealand and the United States will discuss the latest research results on various technologies. The Workshop will also feature panel discussions with the presenters allowing the attendees to submit questions and for the panel to address and expand on the material presented.
 
During breakfast, lunch and the end-of-day networking period there will be demonstrations of products, technologies, equipment, and measurements to highlight many of the key concepts discussed during the presentations. These demonstrations will show the reliability and practical performance of various capacitors in applications. Nearly all Capacitor technologies from Aluminum to Polymer, from Ceramics to Tantalum, from Film to EDLC are included in the workshop agenda. Attendees will also be able to visit the technical demonstrations for the Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop that will be held concurrently.
 
If you are interested to financially support the workshop as a partner, please contact the organizing committee through PSMA via e-mail to power@psma.com .
 
Check back on this page for the latest information and updates on the workshop.