Just so we all know, PCIM stands for power conversion intelligent motion. It is one of the hot trade shows in electronics and offers engineers the chance to catch up on power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy, and energy management. The show has shown steady progress over the past few years. For example, last year PCIM had 298 exhibitors and 6,653 visitors and they already passed those numbers with pre-event sign-ups of both exhibitors and visitors.
PCIM offers the latest developments of power semiconductors, passive components, thermal management products, new materials, sensors, servo-technology, and power supplies, power quality and energy-management. The show has a focus area for energy storage for demonstrating the interaction between power electronics and energy storage technologies. Another exciting area is the electric vehicle (EV) pavilion that has a charging station, and an electric sports car. I will be sure to get photos and maybe even a video of these events. Later in the week (Wednesday), there will be a panel discussion “Efficiency in dc/dc conversion”, and then a round table on Thursday on “Conversion into assembly.”
The keynote topics include “Electrical Power Subsystem on Satellites”, “Solar Power” and “Grid Integration of Renewables”, and there will be 18 seminars and tutorials before the conference. You can find detailed information at www.pcim-europe.com