Dive in to the world of power electronics. Watch and listen as leaders from the industry share their insights on power electronics in science, technology, and even business. We’ve captured the essence of APEC 2018’s plenary sessions, which address the issues of immediate and long-term interests to the practicing power electronics engineer, in an easy-to-digest format. This summarized version highlights the words of distinguished professionals. Be prepared to learn:
- Why power is an essential element of advanced science and applied technology
- About the Vienna Rectifier, it’s needed improvements and suggested future development in rectifier technology
- End user perspectives in moving from silicon (Si) such as MOSFETs and IGBTs to silicon carbide (SiC) power converter devices
- An overview of wireless power transfer from power levels from micro-watts of far-field energy harvesting to kilo-watts level of near-field capacitive vehicle powering
- About 3D power packaging using embedded electronic components and substrate technologies
- Importance of technical power and business efficiency
After, a panel of engineers will discuss the importance of these insights where participants can engage and ask questions.
John Blyler, Founder & CEO, JB Systems Media and Technology
John Blyler is a technology professional with expertise in multi-discipline Systems Engineering, technical program life-cycle management (PLM), content development and customer-facing projects. He is an experienced physicist, engineer, manager, journalist, text-book author and professor who continues to speak at major conferences and before the camera. John has many years of experience leading interdisciplinary (mechanical-electronic, hardware-software) engineering teams in both the commercial and Mil/Aero, semiconductor and electronics industries. Additionally, he has served as an editor-in-chief for technical trade journals and the IEEE professional engineering society publications. He was the founding advisor and affiliate professor for Portland State University's online graduate program in systems engineering. Finally, John has co-authored several books on systems engineering, RF-Wireless design, automotive hardware-software integration for Wiley, Elsevier, IEEE and SAE.
Bill Schweber is an electronics engineer who has written three textbooks on electronic communications systems, as well as hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns and product features. He has managed a number of technical websites for EE Times and was both the Executive Editor and Analog Editor for EDN. Bill has written and presented online courses on a variety of engineering topics. In addition, he has worked in marketing communications for Analog Devices, Inc., an analog and mixed-signal semiconductor company, and was associate editor of ADI’s respected technical journal. Bill has an MSEE from the University of Massachusetts and a BSEE from Columbia University. He’s a Registered Professional Engineer, and holds an Advanced Class amateur radio license.
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