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Multimedia to Stream Applied Power Electronics Conference Plenary Session Live

26 February 2018

For the first time in its 28-year history, the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) will broadcast a video stream of its Plenary Session, live on This year's session is designed to cover the history of power, the current needs in energy efficiency, as well as future possibilities. The plenary is made up of six 30-minute presentations from respected industry leaders. The live-stream is sponsored by Mouser Electronics.

Online attendance for the broadcast, scheduled for March 5, 1:30 p.m. Central (19:30 UTC/GMT) is free and open at – but those who register for the event will receive pdf files of the plenary speakers’ slide decks after the event is over, as well as an email notification moments before the live-stream begins.

Confirmed topics and speakers are:

Power: A Fundamental Ingredient of Advanced Science and Applied Technology, Adam L. Hamilton P.E., President and Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®)

Vienna Rectifier and Beyond, Dr. Johann W. Kolar, Independent International Consultant, University of Technology Vienna Monday

Moving from Si to SiC from the End User's Perspective, Dr. Muhammad Nawaz, Principal Scientist, ABB Corporate Research

WPT: from µW/cm2 Harvesting to kW Capacitive Vehicle Powering, Zoya Popovic, Distinguished Professor and Lockheed Martin Endowed Chair, Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

3D Power Packaging made Real with Embedded Component and Substrate Technologies, P. Markondeya Raj, Associate Research Director, Georgia Tech - PRC

Does Power Efficiency Improve with Consolidation in the Semiconductor Industry?, Hans Stork, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, ON Semiconductor

There will also be special programming from and Mouser Electronics during the mid-plenary break.

For detailed abstracts of each talk, visit

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