Details to be announced early 2021
PwrSoC Workshop 2021 will be held in Philadelphia, U.S.A. at the University of Pennsylvania
October 24 – 27, 2021
General Chair: Mark Allen, University of Pennsylvania
Program Co-Chairs: Matt Wilkowski, Enachip
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) originally scheduled for October 25 thru October 28 2020 has been re-scheduled to October 24 thru October 27 2021 to be held at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia PA due to concerns of the impact of COVID19 on the ability of attendees to travel to and attend a live event.
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 value of workshop has always been recognized as an event that brings together global academic and industry experts to formally and informally discuss issues to advance and commercialize power supply on chip technologies. 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 2021, 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 2021 will be chaired by an experienced team with Prof. Mark Allen as the General Chair and Matt Wilkowski and Prof. 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
The technical program chairs for the 2020 workshop are prof Hanh-Phuc le of University of California at San Diego and Matt Wilkowski of EnaChip. Hanh-Phuc and Matt have both been presenters, session chairs and program chairs for past Power Supply on Chip workshops. A team of world-renowned experts, innovators and pioneers of the Power Supply on Chip technology has been assembled to chair the workshop’s nine sessions. At the 2021 Workshop, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intending to continue the tradition of the enthusiasm, market relevance, and success of past workshops, we are looking forward to another successful PwrSoC 2021 in Philadelphia, PA.