PwrSoC started by the initiative of Tyndall Institute, in Cork, Ireland, where the first 2 editions were hosted in 2008 and 2010. IEEE/PELS and PSMA became co-sponsors of the workshop, strengthening its international scope in San Francisco (2012), Boston (2014), and Madrid (2016). In 2018 the Workshop was held in Hsinchu, Taiwan a center of world leading microelectronics development and manufacturing. This rotation -Europe, America, Asia- reflects the ambition of PwrSoC to remain a global workshop. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, PSMA, in partnership with IEEE PELS, is organizing the next workshop was hosted by National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan and was held October 17, 18, 19 2018.
PwrSoC Workshop 2016
The 5th International power supply on chip workshop, PwrSoC2016 was hosted by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, October 3-5, in Madrid, Spain. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring the workshop and the Centro de Electrónica Industrial (CEI-UPM) is hosting the event. The General Chair was José A. Cobos from The Centre of Industrial Electronics (CEI), a research center at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). This workshop featured two Topologies & Control Session, a strong compound Semiconductor Session focus, a full manufacturing session,
PwrSoC Workshop 2014
This workshop was chaired by Arnold Alderman from Anagenesis, Inc. He contributed to PSiP and PwrSoC reports published by the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) as early as 2007. In welcoming the opportunity to chair the workshop in Boston, he stated that “this workshop, as in past workshops, will continue seeking to address a broad number of device and packaging leading-edge technologies, alternative topologies, and manufacturing processes that will enable both the emerging modular and granular PwrSoC providing power delivery for large system on chip platforms, such as microprocessors, microcontrollers, DSP and ASIC chips, where multiple independent power rails enhance system performance. Echoing previous observations by PwrSoC Workshop founder, Tyndall Institute’s Dr. Cian O’Mathuna, we continue to see a significant government and commercial investment growth in PwrSoC enabling technologies via research partnerships between academia and industry”.
PwrSoC Workshop 2012
This workshop was chaired by UC Berkeley Prof. Seth Sanders, one of the pioneers of Power Supply on Chip technology dating back to the mid-1990s. In welcoming the opportunity to host the workshop in San Francisco, he stated that “this workshop will address the broader context of PwrSoC – as well as addressing the concept of board mounted dc-dc converters that replace linear regulators in terms of size and cost but with much higher efficiency, the workshop is going to place particular emphasis on the concept of granular power delivery for large system on chip platforms, such as microprocessors, microcontrollers and DSP chips, where multiple independent power rails enhance system performance. PwrSoC 2012 is the only international technical workshop dedicated to advancing these important leading-edge power conversion technologies.”
PwrSoC Workshops 2008 and 2010
The PwrSoC Workshops 2008 and 2010 were chaired by the workshop founder Tyndall Institute’s, Dr. Cian Ó Mathúna, who has been highly successful in attracting the leading industry and academic players, from around the world, to discuss the technical and commercial challenges in bringing this emerging technology platform to the market. Dr. Ó Mathúna, who has been researching and promoting magnetics on silicon technology for more than a decade, presented a perspective on the recent growth of interest in the PwrSoC space stated in 2008 “Over the last two years, we are seeing a significant increase in state and commercial investment. A number of market studies have appeared and both the U.S. ARPA-E and the EU Framework 7 program have made significant investment in PwrSoC research partnerships between academia and industry”.