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PCIM 2021 conference program and registration now online

17th March 2021
Lanna Deamer

From 3rd-7th May 2021, interested participants can learn about the latest trends in power electronics in over 250 presentations as well as expand their network. Attractive early-bird rates for the conference are available until 22nd March 2021. Access to company profiles and an extensive forum program will be available free of charge.

Over five days participants will have the opportunity to inform themselves about product innovations in company profiles from industry leaders, such as Infineon Technologies, Nexperia, Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Wolfspeed. The Industry and E-Mobility forum will feature technical expert talks and provide insights into the latest developments and trends, followed by live discussions with the speakers.

Further on the agenda of the 'PCIM Europe digital days' is an impulse presentation on 'The Future of Work' as well as participant-driven 'Jump-In Discussions' in which the audience can actively participate and shape the content of the session. Taking part in the digital exhibition area is free of charge for users. The registration will be available online from 22nd March 2021.

More than 250 conference presentations and seminars

A major part of the conference is dedicated to key innovations in the field of power electronics in order to significantly increase the power density of components and systems. Moreover, focus is placed on new materials to achieve a technology breakthrough towards elevated operating temperature along with an extended lifetime of devices and smart digital controlled power conversion concepts for automotive and industry applications.

“To meet these requirements experts will discuss achievements in power semiconductor devices based on WBG and silicon materials, pioneering research on passive components and key technologies for elevated operating temperature future device packages as well as new converter designs with minimised parasitic components and smart digital control concepts,” underlines Professor Leo Lorenz, General Conference Director of the PCIM Europe.

As some of the highlights, the following topics will be discussed:

  • New materials for elevated operating temperatures with matched co-efficient of thermal extensions to increase lifetime on component and system level
  • Application analysis of Wide Band Gap Devices contra Silicon Devices in traction applications considering one level versus multilevel topologies
  • Smart digital control concepts for ultrafast switching devices considering high dv/dt values and di/dt values for the overall system design

In addition, the conference will feature an outstanding keynote held by Johann Walter Kolar, Professor and Director of the Power Electronic Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland on 'Next-Generation SiC/GaN Three-Phase Variable-Speed Drive Inverter Concepts'. Participants can also look forward to two more keynotes on 'Next Generation of Power Electronics Module Packaging' by Hannes Stahr, Group Manager Technology - R&D, AT&S, Austria and 'HVDC Grid Challenges Locks and Opportunities' Seddik Bacha, Program Scientific Director, SuperGrid Institute, France. As a considerable benefit, there will be open access to the keynote presentations for everyone.

The conference program will be complemented by user-oriented seminars. Attendees can obtain comprehensive information on topics such as 'Reliability Engineering in Power Electronics Systems', a threehour seminar held by Frede Blaabjerg, Francesco Iannuzzo and Huai Wang, Aalborg University, Denmark. The digital seminars will take place from 10th-12th May 2021.

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