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How to Choose and Define Capacitor Usage for Emerging Applications Workshop

Series of 3 online sessions
April 21 (2 hours), April 28 (2 hours), May 5 (2.5 hours)
Each session will begin at 9 AM US Central Time (2 PM GMT) 

In light of the COVID-19 virus and associated concerns, the “How to Choose and Define Capacitor Usage for Emerging Applications” Workshop has transitioned from in-person on March 14 to a series of online sessions April 21 - May 5.

The sessions will each run approximately 2 hours and are structured to include the same topics originally planned for the in-person workshop, including presentations, technology demonstrations and Q&A discussions. The sessions will be recorded and available to registered attendees for playback on demand. Our goal is to provide a high-quality workshop and ensure a valuable experience.

Registered attendees will also be invited to attend the 福建快3计划“Power Magnetics @ High Frequency" Workshop which will be held online (May 12 - June 16). All registered attendees will have access to the materials from both workshops.

The registration fee for the workshop is $400 reducing to $300 for PSMA members and IEEE PELS members. 

福建快3计划The agenda for the workshop is available at the link below。

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the upcoming on-line workshop, please email


PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS Capacitor Workshop

PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS Capacitor Workshop

How to Choose and Define Capacitor Usage for Emerging Applications
Saturday March 14 2020
Prior to APEC 2020
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA 

The PSMA Capacitor Technical Committee and IEEE PELS are jointly sponsoring an all-day workshop titled "How to Choose and Define Capacitor Usage for Emerging Applications - With a Focus on Wideband Trends and New Technologies" on Saturday, March 14, 2020, the day before the start of and in the same venue as APEC 2020 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

The time is getting closer and the attendee list is growing. This workshop is just around the corner with only a few weeks to go. Industry professionals from leading capacitor manufacturers and scientists from around the world will get together to address the latest challenges and developments on the technology and applications of capacitors. The mixture of technology-based presentations from industry, contributions from university professors, panel sessions with specialists and Q&A formats will make the day a high-class value for participants. In the morning over breakfast, during lunch, and at the final networking session attendees will have the chance to meet other workshop participants from around the world to have in-depth discussions on power electronics, capacitors and magnetics while exploring the vast array of demonstrations and posters from both this workshop and the 5th 福建快3计划Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop which will be held concurrently.

The 2020 capacitor workshop is the third of its kind, with the inaugural workshop in 2018, and has become an anticipated annual pre-APEC event。 With the growing interest and excellent feedback from former attendees, we know that we deliver valuable insights and have identified topics for this year's agenda。 The 2020 capacitor workshop will provide interesting and trending topics on the technologies and applications of capacitors in power electronics。 The workshop will include an incredible mixture of professionals from market leading capacitor manufacturers such as KEMET, CDE & Wurth Electronics and international high-class lecturers from universities around the world。

This year's workshop will open with a keynote presentation on the challenges and requirements for capacitors in the electrification of future mobility. Additionally, this year's workshop will provide for selected students to present their Capacitor research in a poster session format.

In 2020 we will again feature the very successful and highly appreciated technology demonstration stations. These demonstrations will be available during the breakfast prior to the opening session, during the luncheon and during the closing networking session at the end of the day's events. This will provide attendees the opportunity to interact with the presenters one-on-one and to discuss the various technologies and their advantages for your needs. The demonstrations will include some of the world's leading measurement equipment manufacturers who will provide close-up opportunities to view the high accuracy of their latest developments.

The Capacitor workshop will address the specific needs of both novices and advanced designers of DC-DC converters, frequency drivers, inverters, and other power conversion applications. The workshop agenda covers application-based challenges rising from the use of GaN and SiC topologies on capacitor technologies, the impact of the rapidly emerging electrification of mobility products, as well as the latest capacitor developments. Finally, we will discuss the continuously growing demand for supercapacitors, applications for using ceramics in harsh environments, the application of capacitors at high frequencies and the latest advances in film capacitors.

The workshop will end at 5:00 p。m。 and will be followed by a social networking event with wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres。 The presenters will participate and the technical demonstrations will remain active for those who wish to continue discussions after the workshop。

The registration fee for the workshop is $400 reducing to $300 for PSMA members and IEEE PELS members。 The day of workshop registration fee will be $425 reducing to $325 for PSMA members and IEEE PELS members if seating is available。 There is an option at a nominal fee of $5 to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending in this workshop。

Breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the workshop and electronic copies of the technical lecture presentations and technology demonstration presentations will be made available to workshop participants。

Provided by members of the Capacitor Workshop Organizing Team:

Pierre Lohrber, Wurth Electronics
Fred Weber, Future Technology Worldwide

PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS Capacitor Workshop

Date: Saturday March 14. 2020
APEC 2020 New Orleans, California

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) will be jointly sponsoring an all-day workshop on Saturday, March 14, 2020, the day before the start of and in the same venue as APEC 2020 in New Orleans LA.

This workshop has been an annual event that has continued to grow over the years. The 2019 workshop, "The Impact of Wideband Technologies on Application of Capacitors - A Deep Dive on Capacitor Technology", was held the in Anaheim, CA Saturday March 16, the day before the start of APEC 2019. The keynote speaker was Gene Sheridan, the CEO and co-founder of Navitas Semiconductor and focused on Capacitor requirements for GaN switching systems.

The 2020 day-long Capacitor Workshop will feature presenters from market-leading capacitor manufacturers, and preeminent contributors from universities around the world. The technical lecture presentation sessions will each be followed by an open panel Q&A to offer attendees the opportunity to engage with the presenters.

There will be technology demonstration stations during the breakfast, lunch, and networking sessions. This will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to network and to meet professionals and view up close the various technologies and their advantages.  This workshop will address the needs of both beginners and advanced designers of dc-dc converters, frequency drives, inverters and other power conversation applications. The focus will be on how redefined traditional technologies and the latest technologies and topology developments meet the challenging requirements in the case of temperature, frequency, lifetime and more.

Meanwhile keep checking 福建快3计划福建快3计划 for the latest news on the upcoming workshop.

Provided by members of the Capacitor Workshop Organizing Team:

Pierre Lohrber   Wurth Electronics
Fred Weber   Future Technology Worldwide


PSMA Capacitor Committee and IEEE PELS Capacitor Workshop:
Everything You Wanted To Know About Capacitors But Were Afraid To Ask

Saturday March 3, 2018

Room 216AB Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center,San Antonio, Texas

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, the day before the start of, and in the same venue as APEC 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX , The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the (IEEE PELS) jointly sponsored an all-day workshop titled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Capacitors But Were Afraid to Ask".

The workshop addressed the fundamentals of capacitor technology, as applied to a wide range of power conversion applications, including dc-dc converters, variable frequency drives and inverters. The primary technologies discussed were: Ceramic, Electrolytic Caps (Aluminum), Dry Film, and Super Caps which were broken into Low Voltage, High Voltage, and Failure Modes considerations. There was an interactive panel discussions following each topic. In addition, there were presentations discussing new capacitor technologies, a discussion on reliability testing, and Embedded Capacitors. During the breakfast, lunch and post event networking sessions, all attendees were able to participate and review the demonstrations for not only the Capacitor Workshop, but also the Magnetics Workshop.

The presentations from the workshop are available to attendees and PSMA members

The PSMA Capacitor Committee is currently working on the technical agenda for next year's workshop to be held prior to APEC2019in Anaheim, CA. Possible topics include covering other technologies (i.e. Tantalums), more focus on application discussions, and emerging technologies. Your inputs and opinions are certainly welcome at this early stage of planning. If you are interested in participating in the planning and demonstrations for 2019 Capacitor Workshop, contact the Association Office at

Organizing Committee 

Fred Weber, Future Technology Worldwide
Pierre Lohrber, Wurth Electronics
Wilmer Companioni, KEMET Electronics

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