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A Successful Return

In mid-May our family business finally returned to Nuremberg for PCIM and it certainly had the spirit of a huge family reunion. I spoke to so many people and nobody regretted being there, the event was a total success! Everybody was so happy to be back, the halls quickly filled with visitors and the booths were just how you would have expected them to look, modern and packed with the latest products and technologies, as well as highly motivated staff representing their companies. One of my personal highlights was a wirelessly powered flat screen TV, which could be moved seamlessly on the charging surface. As I hate cables and cords in my home, that really caught my attention. Also, I have to mention the countless sessions on the industry, e-mobility, and exhibitor forums. They were all well attended and Bodo’s sessions on Wide Bandgap were no e...

A Successful Return

In mid-May our family business finally returned to Nuremberg for PCIM and it certainly had the spirit of a huge family reunion. I spoke to so many people and nobody regretted being there, the event was a total success! Everybody was so happy to be back, the halls quickly filled with visitors and the booths were just how you would have expected them to look, modern and packed with the latest products and technologies, as well as highly motivated staff representing their companies. One of my personal highlights was a wirelessly powered flat screen TV, which could be moved seamlessly on the charging surface. As I hate cables and cords in my home, that really caught my attention. Also, I have to mention the countless sessions on the industry, e-mobility, and exhibitor forums. They were all well attended and Bodo’s sessions on Wide Bandgap were no exception. It was like in past years, if you wanted a seat, you had to arrive early and I noticed that many of those people standing also stayed for the whole talks. That’s the passion for power! A huge ‘Thank You’ from our team goes to all the presenters at Bodo’s podiums. You have all qualified for next year, watch out for the invitations coming your way. Hopefully we will have some more seats available in 2023, so we can invite even more speakers! In the meantime, and for those who still don’t like to travel, Bodo’s virtual WBG Expert Talk is the perfect way to stay updated on SiC and GaN digitally. Also, we are planning our WBG event in December again. This will keep us busy over the summer, so watch out for news on this event.

During the many conversations at Nuremberg, in addition to all of the new products and other announcements, one topic was frequently discussed: the lack of new blood coming into engineering and the lack of young talent available. Some of the executives, that I had the honor to speak to, are even afraid that this trend is going to be here for a while. With this in mind, it was good to see the traditional ‘students’ day’ on Thursday was held again. And there were noticeably more young people around on the last day of the event. The way we work has changed a lot, especially over the last years with the pandemic. Young people have different expectations on their working live. This war on talent is not new, and it will go on, that’s for sure. Companies don’t choose employees any more, qualified applicants choose the company they want to join!

Bodo’s magazine is delivered by postal service to all places in the world. It is the only magazine that spreads technical information on power electronics globally. We have EETech as a partner serving our clients in North America. If you speak the language, or just want to have a look, don’t miss our Chinese version at bodospowerchina.com. An archive of my magazine with every single issue is available for free at my website bodospower.com.

My Green Power Tip for the Month:
Make as much use as possible from the gifts you received at the show. Sustainability not only means buying things that are branded sustainable, but also using the ones that exist already. Producing them consumed energy and resources!

Best regards
Holger



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PEDG
PEDG
  •  Germany
  •  Kiel
  •  4 days
pedg2022.org
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12
emv
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  •  Germany
  •  Cologne
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emv.mesago.com
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13
CWIEME Shanghai
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  •  Shanghai
  •  3 days
coilwindingexpo.cn
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03
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  •  Denver, CO
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thermalconference.com
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31
PCIM Asia
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  •  China
  •  Shanghai
  •  3 days
pcimasia-expo.com