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New Orleans and APEC

A few years ago, APEC was planned for New Orleans. However, Hurricane Katrina had other ideas and so it was moved to Houston. Now in March 2020 we will be in New Orleans for the conference and show.

Power Conversion and Motion Control are the basics of the conference - the highlights will be the usage of wide band gap devices. Both SIC and GaN will be game players. Passives need to show how they are adapting to wide band gap semiconductors in their performance. Hopefully we will see improvements at elevated frequencies in magnetic materials and also in capacitors.

Final system solutions are what we will look for. Reduction of losses is the key measurement of progress. The IGBT in th...

New Orleans and APEC

A few years ago, APEC was planned for New Orleans. However, Hurricane Katrina had other ideas and so it was moved to Houston. Now in March 2020 we will be in New Orleans for the conference and show.

Power Conversion and Motion Control are the basics of the conference - the highlights will be the usage of wide band gap devices. Both SIC and GaN will be game players. Passives need to show how they are adapting to wide band gap semiconductors in their performance. Hopefully we will see improvements at elevated frequencies in magnetic materials and also in capacitors.

Final system solutions are what we will look for. Reduction of losses is the key measurement of progress. The IGBT in the mid 80’s contributed substantially to reducing losses in variable speed three phase motion control designs. Two decades later, GaN and SiC switching devices are available with lower conduction and lower switching loss. As a result, higher switching frequency is possible, with the benefit of smaller magnetics, other passives, and smaller heatsinks. This will be great for power conversion applications.

So, engineers will make the world better. Politicians, in some cases missed the right education or are too old for physics. Global warming is ramping up worldwide, which has been proven and accepted by the scientific community. We must preserve the future for our young generation. We need to work harder to stop global warming - efficiency is a key topic.

You will find an APEC floorplan printed in the centerfold of the March issue. The floorplan will feature the logos of our supporters and if you are exhibiting or attending the conference, this will provide easy navigation to their booths.

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My Green Power Tip for the Month:
If you have cold feet at night just wear woolen socks. This is better than heating the bedroom and has been proven by an old friend. I have tried it too and it works!

Best regards
Bodo



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