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“PCIM Europe digital days”: Conference program and registration now online

17 Mar 2021

From 3 – 7 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 22 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 22 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.

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PCIM Europe 2019 /Professor Leo Lorenz, General Conference Director of the PCIM Europe

“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 minimized 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 coefficient 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 three-hour seminar held by Frede Blaabjerg, Francesco Iannuzzo and Huai Wang, Aalborg University, Denmark. The digital seminars will take place from 10 – 12 May 2021.

The registration and further details about the PCIM Europe digital days are available at pcim-europe.com.

About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 160 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (mesago.com)

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Messe Frankfurt Group employs around 2,500* people in a total of 30 subsidiaries. The company generated annual sales of approximately €250* million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €738 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
* preliminary figures 2020



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