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A Happy New Year to all of our readers! May your wishes come true and those good intentions last into the coming year. You have in your hands the first issue of the New Year, eleven more will follow. I can proudly announce that the vast majority of our supporters will continue with us into 2020. We thank you for your continued support, without you it would not be possible for us to complete our mission – to distribute a magazine with well-founded articles and the latest news to the industry.
At the beginning of December our third WBG Power Conference took place in Munich, for the first time spread over two days. The first day included a panel discussion with highly interesting lectures by four well respected experts on the achievements in Wide Bandgap applications and an outlook for the future. Afterwards there was a lively one hour question-answer session, followed by a networking get together. The second day was filled with presentations on the core topics of SiC and GaN, with a tabletop exhibition, excellent networking opportunities and catering. If you were unable to attend, you'll be happy to know that all presentations have been recorded and will be available online shortly. Read more on the event-page at www.power-conference.com. A big thank you goes to our partners at AspenCore for the perfect arrangements, you did a great job. As did all of the presenters who made this event what it was: a big success. And for everyone who attended, our appreciation - you "made the day".
During a team meeting, we decided to change our Christmas practice for 2019. Instead of the Christmas cards that we have sent in the past, we decided to donate to UNICEF, as we believe that thinking about needy children is a better idea.
Other exciting news is that our new website has been online for a month now, and what can I say - positive feedback again. In addition to the well-known sections - like the archive, the news, and our event calendar - there’s some interesting information about the team and guidelines for publishing articles in the magazine. If you have a minute, take a look, it's worth it.
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 North America efficiently. If you are using any kind of tablet or smart phone, you will find all of our content on the website www.eepower.com. If you speak the language, or just want to have a look, don’t miss our Chinese version: www.bodospowerchina.com.
My Green Power Tip for the Month:
Did you know that in Germany for the first time, shops have banned fireworks from their assortment of New Year’s Eve trinkets? Personally, I like this decision a lot, partly because I’m a pet owner. Maybe less fireworks are something that you might consider when celebrating the New Year, too.