A quick dive into what was on display at PCIM 2018 in terms of power boards and new devices. There was a deep focus on automotive industry and the growing power hunger of electrical cars, smart charging stations battery management.
Focus on the next generation SiC Power devices
Collection of ST Microelectronics Power and Motor Modules developed together with Wuerth Elektronik
Makita Power tool together with On-semiconductor power module for rotation control
Some other cool stuff going on at the Messe...
Something in between a bicycle and a moto-bike. Still needs a license though...
Electric Motor Bike
LIDAR with GaN for Automonous Cars. I had a deep technical chat with the CEO of the company who was really focused on the future of lidar. I hope they send me a sample board as promised. I so much want to have this board...mmmmmm..
There was a big focus on SiC and GaN based power devices and new ICs for high current and voltage requirements.
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