PwrSoC Workshop 2020
will be held in Philadelphia, U.S.A.
at the University of Pennsylvania
from October 25 thru October 28, 2020
General Chair: Mark Allen, University of Pennsylvania
Program Co-Chair Matt Wilkowski, Enachip
Program Co-Chair: Hanh-Phuc Le. University of California at San Diego
Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania Benjamin Franklin Statue
The seventh edition of the biennial International Workshop on Power Supply on Chip (PwrSoC) workshop returns to North America on October 25 thru October 28 2020 to be held at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia PA.
The Workshop is the leading international forum for the discussion of the challenges and opportunities in technology, business, and supply chain, intent on advancing the miniaturization and integration of power conversion and power management solutions. The Workshop features presentation and dialog sessions of advanced technologies with global academic and industry experts aimed at miniaturizing power management solutions through system architecture, circuits and topology, packaging, and passive components. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are joint sponsors for the Workshop.
Over the last 10 years, the Workshop has been held around the world in three different continents, including Cork, Ireland (2008, 2010), San Francisco, CA (2012), Boston, MA (2014), Madrid, Spain (2016), and Hsinchu, Taiwan (2018).
In 2020, the workshop returns to North America at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, centrally located on the I95 corridor of the US east coast. The PwrSoC 2020 will be chaired by an experienced team with Prof. Mark Allen as the General Chair and Matt Wilkowski and Hanh-Phuc Le as the Technical Program Co-Chairs.
Throughout its history, the workshop has spotlighted advanced technologies to build granular power supplies and compelling demonstrations of commercialized products that make a clear case for PwrSoC and PSiP technologies becoming more prominent and mainstream.
Mark Allen has pointed out, “The venue of Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity to pursue advanced component and device fabrication technologies towards supporting market applications on the horizon being developed elsewhere on campus.” Supporting the ambition to identify the solutions that PwrSoC and PSIP technology can contribute towards new applications, there will be an opportunity to tour various labs on the campus of UPENN including the GRASP Lab (robotics, automation, sensing & perception applications), Penn Electric Racing (electric vehicles) in addition to the facilities of the Penn Electric Racing
A new panel session will be introduced this year to explore the circumstances and thresholds to connect technology’s emerging trends and developments with market opportunities and associated investments.
The planning of the technical program, supporting activities as well as identifying workshop partners to contribute to its success is in process. If interested to be a workshop partner, please contact the workshop treasurer, Trifon Liakopoulos, at the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Intending to continue the tradition of the enthusiasm, market relevance, and success of past workshops, we are looking forward to another successful PwrSoC 2020 in Philadelphia, PA.
The PwrSoC Workshop 2018 in Hsinchu, Taiwan 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.