PowerUP EXPO 2021
PowerUP Expo is a three-day virtual conference and exhibition focusing on power. It works in the same way as a live exhibition and conference does: it has fair grounds, an exhibition hall, and a conference area. During the technical conference, we will have several topic-specific sessions of keynotes, panel discusssions, technical presentations and tutorials covering major technical trends, market requirements, new applications areas, etc. Parallel to the Conference there will be an Exhibition, featuring virtual booths from leading power electronics companies. A Live Chat tool enables visitors to directly contact the booth personnel.
Dates & Times
starts on December 7 at 13:00 CET/Paris Time and will be open during the whole event
Live Chat with exhibitors: 16:00 to 18:00 CET on Dec 7-9
December 7-9, 2021
15:00 –18:30 CET/Paris Time (9:00am -12:30pm ET/New York Time)
- Opening paper from an industry executive sharing his visions about the future of power electronics
- Keynotes about major technical trends, new applications, and more
- Market Research Paper: market trends, figures, and forecasts
- Panel Discussion
- Technical Papers about products and solutions
- Tutorial Session: lectures and workshops about specific topics.
Focus topics of the conference are:
- December 7 - Wide Bandgap Semiconductors: The next wave of GaN and SiC
The availability of wide-bandgap (WBG) devices are providing new solutions and answers to the challenges that power device designers face in an era in which the watchword is “efficiency.” WBG semiconductor technologies such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) promise benefits in wide-ranging applications from universal wireless charging to power converters.
- December 8 - High efficient Motor Control for Industry
Semiconductor devices serve the needs of motor drive and power control, which offer a better position, and torque, as well as much higher efficiency. The motor control circuit must switch the current flow to the motor coils on and off quickly, with minimal switching time or conduction period losses. As efficiency standards for these applications continue to strengthen, cost-efficient and energy-efficient motor control solutions simplify the design and provide a high level of integration, along with enhanced safety features and certified isolation capabilities.
- December 9: The Future of Energy
One problem to be solved for the future of humanity is related to energy, global warming, and the depletion of fossil fuels. Renewables, energy storage, power grids, and other energy trends emphasize the reliability of aging electrical infrastructure and transmission and distribution lines around the world. Growing and supporting renewable energy pose a lot of challenges.
A greener future has become one of the most important concerns in recent years. As the amount of people living on our planet increases, the need for a new approach on energy is pushing towards more sustainable perspectives. Power electronics is playing an increasingly important role in various markets such as automotive, industrial, and consumer. It is an enabling technology for a wide range of new functions that enhance vehicle and smart grid performance, safety and functionality. Power devices will improve system performance in energy-saving applications, as well as in all high-voltage industrial applications.
GaN and SiC technologies may provide a path to efficient power supply, motor control across industrial environments, while also complementing the expansion of the renewable energy segment. For several years, the growing need for power quality in distribution systems, together with the large-scale integration of renewable energy sources, has increased the demand for new technologies driven by the advent of new devices. Energy Storage life and power consumption are two important topics in several markets. Estimating them at the beginning of a design process can be quite challenging. Wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors, smart and renewable energies, and motion control will be significant topics covered by the PowerUP Virtual Conference.