Hsinchu, Taiwan —Registration is now open for the 6th international workshop, Power Supply-on-Chip (PwrSoC18). The workshop, being held at the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 17-19, 2018. The workshop organizers, speakers, and attendees include global academic and industry experts who are focused on miniaturizing power management circuits and passive components— initially in package, (power supply in a package – PSiP) but ultimately on-chip, (power supply on chip – PwrSoC). Program participants are a 50/50 balance of industry and academia representatives from all major global regions. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are joint sponsors the workshop.
Highlight topics are:
1) Manufacturing, given that Hsinchu, Taiwan, is one of the world’s chief manufacturing centers
2) Low-voltage, wide bandgap (WBG) devices for integrated power management
Professor Cian Ó Mathúna of Tyndall National Institute, the originator of the PwrSoC workshops in 2008 and PwrSoC18’s General Co-chair, commented on this year’s venue: “Our endeavour is global. We are excited to invite our Asian colleagues and friends in Hsinchu, a key manufacturing location, to join our workshop participants from around the world to hold this most important dialogue. Manufacturing as well as technology development are cornerstones to realizing our vision of enabling a supply-chain to deliver fully integrated PwrSoC to the commercial marketplace.”
Professor Hanh-Phuc Le from University of Colorado, Technical Program Chair, pointed out: “Attendees’ knowledge will be enriched by learning about advancements in converter topologies, passive component technologies, wide-bandgap devices and circuits and new concepts for integration and manufacturing. World-leading experts will discuss far-reaching goals and achievements in a wide range of applications, from powering high-performance processors to automotive and bio-medical systems.”
Registration is Open
In addition to the workshop, a closing tour includes three memorable segments: Hsinchu Science Park, TSMC’s Museum of Innovation, and a presentation, “TSMC Company Profile & Power Technology.” (Early registration is encouraged since tour attendance is limited.) To register, go to: http://pwrsocevents.com/registration/