NCTU Campus and Hsinchu East Gate
International Power Supply-on-Chip (PwrSoC) Workshop: An Outstanding Success!
Attended by leading global scientists and engineers sharing their greatest ever advancements in semiconductor integrated power conversion/management technologies and devices!
This year excitement grew as we organized and held the workshop in Asia, in one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturing centers, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
This workshop gathered academic and industry experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities in technology, design, and manufacturing necessary for advancement of miniaturized integrated of power conversion and management solutions. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are joint workshop sponsors.
The 2018 PwrSoC Workshop confirmed the strong advancement of the critical technologies necessary to commercialize miniaturized power management semiconductor circuits integrated with associated power passive components. The Workshop maintained its single track design to make sure attendees did not miss a single learning and sharing moment.
- Topics drew upon the established package integrated approach (power supply in a package – (PSiP)
- Leading ultimately to the low cost hybrid and fully on-chip solutions (power supply on chip – (PwrSoC).
The welcoming message to attendees was, “This year, we celebrate the 10-year workshop history with not only advanced technologies to build granular power supplies but also compelling demonstrations of commercialized products that make a clear case for PwrSoC and PSiP technologies becoming more prominent and mainstream.”
Introductory Remarks We were warmly welcomed to the Workshop by Mau-Chung “Frank” Chang, President of hosting university, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) Hsinchu, Taiwan. He related the strong semiconductor technology history of the University. He was followed by Ke-Horng Chen, General Co-Chair from NCTU who suggested that the Antelects of Confucius may be helpful as attendees seek higher knowledge. He wished us a productive and exciting workshop. Next, Cian O’Mathuna, from Tyndall Institute, Cork Ireland PwrSoC Workshop founder and General Co-Chair reminded us of the 10-year PwrSoC Workshop technical historical landscape.
Mau-Chung Frank Chang,
President, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU)
The Technical Program Chair for the 2018 workshop is Professor Hanh-Phuc Le, Dept. of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder. In the next weeks the Program Organizing Committee will be assembling a focused single track set of academic and company development presentations.
Technical Program Chair, Hanh-Phuc Le, from University of Colorado
Organized by International Team
The PwrSoC Workshop 2018 had attendees that came from across the globe with excellent representation from both Industry and Academia/Institutions with a pleasingly strong attendance by industry. By workshop’s end, attendance reached 158 attendees, 50% above our expectation, with 81 from Asia, 41 from Europe, 35 from North America, and 1 from Australia.