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14On Target: Leadership in Passives for Power
18Designing Custom Inductors
22Gaining Speed: Mitsubishi Electric SiC-Power Modules
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42IGBT Modules: Advanced Acoustic Micro Imaging

Editorial
Caribbean Weather at the Baltic Sea

We are at the beach enjoying great weather, while unfortunately Europe is too hot and dry. Here at the seaside, a nice little fresh breeze keeps it cool and comfortable. Dangerous forest fires have broken out all over Europe. This might be an effect of global warming and may become more prevalent in the future. The denial of global warming by a few politicians can only come from lack of education or political convenience – putting their own success ahead of the long term effects. While I was young, nuclear energy was promoted as the future. The several nuclear disasters and the lack of suitable programs for handling nuclear waste reveal that nuclear is not the panacea is was once thought to be.

On the other hand, alternative energy from water, solar and wind support a friendly environment for our children. Power Electronic technology is one of the constituents of such modern energy sources. And wide band gap semiconductors will contribute to such a future.

Mark your calendar for the Wide Band Gap Conference in Munich on December 4th. Building on last year’s success, the program this year will continue, and be strengthened, with the cooperation with ICC Media / AspenCore. See http://www.Power-Conference.com

Wisdom that comes with age should never be underestimated. Konrad Adenauer (“Der Alte”) was 73 when he began as Chancellor, and held that position for 14 years, until the age of 87. Ronald Reagan became President of the United States of America at 70, and held that position for two terms, another 8 years. In general , it seems that experience, expertise and wisdom grow with age. Organizations that introduce upper limits for their members at the age of 67 cut off a significant amount of expertise that has been built up over decades.

Bodo’s magazine is delivered by postal service to all places in the world. It is the only magazine that spreads technical information on power electronics globally. We have EETech as a partner to serve North America more efficiently. If you are using any kind of tablet or smart phone, you will find all of our content on the website www.eepower.com. If you speak the language, or just want to have a look, don’t miss our Chinese version: www.bodospowerchina.com

My Green Power Tip for September: Before you make silly decisions, talk to your experienced older colleagues. This helps avoid cycles of trial and error.

Best Regards
Bodo
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