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TRADE FAIR NEWS PCIM Europe 2022: Topic preview and highlights

From Nicole Kareta

From May 10 - 12, 2022, the international power electronics industry will meet again live in Nuremberg after nearly two years of predominantly digital exchange. As in previous years, visitors of the leading exhibition and conference for power electronics can expect product innovations and a top-class lecture program.

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Just under three months before the start of the PCIM Europe, the exhibitor list includes more than 300 companies, from start-ups to industry leaders, of which more than half are international.
Just under three months before the start of the PCIM Europe, the exhibitor list includes more than 300 companies, from start-ups to industry leaders, of which more than half are international.
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This year, the PCIM Europe will be held in a hybrid format for the first time, focusing on the on-site event, which will be accompanied by a digital platform. The latter can be used to make appointments for the event week, as well as to watch contributions of the forum and conference on-demand afterwards.

As early as the 04.05.2022, interested parties can look forward to so-called "Teaser Talks" from exhibiting companies and summaries of the conference highlights as part of the "digital warm-up". Furthermore, the digital networking feature will be open from this point on.
Subsequent to the on-site event, the "digital follow-up" will take place on 18.05.2022 as a finale and to intensify the contacts made.

International exhibitors and special topics

Just under three months before the start of the PCIM Europe, the exhibitor list includes more than 300 companies, from start-ups to industry leaders, of which more than half are international (53 %).

With the Batteries & More - Energy Storage Pavilion, a special exhibition area will be dedicated to the subject of Power Quality and Energy Storage, with companies specializing in this area of application. This topic will also be part of the lecture program of the specialist forum as well as the user-oriented conference.

Three exhibition forums as visitor highlights

Complementing the E-mobility Area, the E-mobility Forum offers specialist presentations by Hitachi Energy, Heraeus, EBV Elektronik and other well-known exhibitors.
At the Exhibitor Forum in Hall 7, interested parties can discover the latest product innovations by companies such as Semikron and Nexperia.

The Industry Forum is the platform for high-quality presentations and panel discussions on current research and development topics. The agenda includes, for instance, "Next Generation BESS Design - Future-Oriented Connection Technology for Enabling New Design Architecture" (Pheonix Contact), "Besides SiC Inverter Numerous Advantages what are its Impacts on E-Motor?" (Yole Developpement) and "The Next Level of Wide Bandgap Design - SiC and GaN" (Bodo's Power Systems). In addition, the forum will offer three lectures as part of the "Women in Engineering" initiative.

PCIM Europe Conference: Over 300 presentations

As every year, the international conference will take place parallel to the exhibition. This format offers insights into the latest developments and research results from science and industry, for instance on SiC devices, new materials for high performance storage devices and photovoltaic power converters. Speakers will be providing specialist knowledge for example in the following sessions:

  • “Proven Power Cycling Reliability of Smart Cut SiC Substrate for Power Devices”, Eric Guiot, SOITEC, France
  • “Trans-Inductor Voltage Regulator (TLVR): Circuit Operation, Power Magnetic Construction, Efficiency and Cost Trade-offs”, David Wiest, Pulse Electronics, USA
  • “Reliability of Inverters in Photovoltaic Power Systems – A Detailed Field Data Analysis”, Felix Kulenkampff, Fraunhofer Institute ISE, Germany

In addition, three special sessions will deal with the topics: “Cognitive Power Electronics”, “Advanced Measurement Technology in Power Electronics” and “Advanced GaN Power Electronics”.

“On the one hand, this year’s conference will be offering outstanding presentations covering important future developmental directions, these include new module interfacing materials for wide bandgap devices achieving dedicated lifetime, advanced power converter technologies for transportation systems and renewable energy technologies or driving and protection strategies for ultrafast switching transistors”, summarizes Professor Leo Lorenz, General Conference Director of PCIM Europe. “On the other hand, outstanding keynote presentations on ‘Hydrogen – Key Element to Achieve Net Zero CO2’ and ‘Power Electronics for a Future Sustainable Society’ will trigger inspiring discussions and important future open innovations. Experts from industry and academia will benefit and be able to develop new future business models.”

A wide range of seminars and tutorials on the two days prior to the PCIM Europe provide additional knowledge transfer at the highest level. This year's conference sponsors are Infineon, Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Semikron.

Further information on the program and the registration are available online at pcim-europe.com.

PCIM Europe Talks - Become a Sponsor!

The PCIM Europe Talks are one-day events in the German-speaking area in the field of power electronics on changing focus topics of our time. The key aspects are interactive presentations as well as exchange and networking opportunities with experts and decision makers especially for the national and regional market. As a sponsor of the PCIM Europe Talks, you can benefit from these as a presentation platform for your company during the year and the numerous advantages they offer. The kick-off event is on 27 June 2022 on the topic of E-mobility in Stuttgart. Please note that due to the focus on the German power electronics market all further information is only available in German.

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