the power sources manufacturers association (psma) announces the availability of the 2017 edition of its the power technology roadmap. the report, which forecasts the power technology and power delivery trends through 2021, includes a printed report along with a feature-rich usb memory drive containing recorded webinars with up-to-date explanations of the information contained in the final report.
the recordings are extremely helpful in that they enable the listener to understand the context and the subtext of the report materials, as explained by the actual presenters. non-psma members may purchase the report at psma.com.
psma regular and associate member companies have been sent copies of the printed report and usb memory drive versions of 2017 edition as a benefit of their membership.
new to the psma power technology roadmap report is a section titled: “component technologies.” this section contains overviews of each component segment as applicable to power electronics. component segments represented include silicon igbts, mosfets, silicon carbide (sic) devices, gallium nitride (gan) devices and integrated circuits (ics). for passive components, such as capacitors and magnetics, summaries from psma webinars related to these segments are also included.
the overall structure of this year’s ptr keeps the improvements and formatting of the previous report. it offers a consolidated view of the latest trends in power management, power control and power delivery technologies by integrating the most recent inputs from webinars, surveys, analyses and discussions.
the report is divided into five sections:
- application trends
- component technologies
- emerging technologies
- webinar presentations
- power supply and converter trends
“power electronics has emerged, or should we say re-emerged, as an enabling technology in its own right,” said conor quinn, co-chair of the organizing committee. “advancements in power are now shaping a large part of the electronics industry as a whole.”
dhaval dalal, co-chair of the organizing committee, said: “this latest edition of the ptr provides the most extensive, forward-looking view of our industry. it’s an invaluable resource for any organization involved in the power electronics technology marketplace.”
for information about purchasing the report, visit www.psma.com/publications.