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Virtual World Meets Reality

Our first virtual event was a success: the traditional podium forum at PCIM Europe on the status of wide bandgap (WBG) power semiconductor technology. Progress being made in the development of SiC and GaN devices was well presented – good news for more efficient electronic systems. It was a nice experience to sit at my office desk and have presenters from all around the world ready to chat with the viewers everywhere. It was interesting to see an attendee from home in North America, sitting in the incredibly early morning in his pyjamas during the Zoom Q&A portion. You will never see that at a show.

I did miss being in Nuremberg in May and enjoying face to face discussions during the conference, and the dinner events with friends. Ah well, be patient. We have added a section to our website that focuses on WBG and all the presenta...

Virtual World Meets Reality

Our first virtual event was a success: the traditional podium forum at PCIM Europe on the status of wide bandgap (WBG) power semiconductor technology. Progress being made in the development of SiC and GaN devices was well presented – good news for more efficient electronic systems. It was a nice experience to sit at my office desk and have presenters from all around the world ready to chat with the viewers everywhere. It was interesting to see an attendee from home in North America, sitting in the incredibly early morning in his pyjamas during the Zoom Q&A portion. You will never see that at a show.

I did miss being in Nuremberg in May and enjoying face to face discussions during the conference, and the dinner events with friends. Ah well, be patient. We have added a section to our website that focuses on WBG and all the presentations from my podium event are listed to select on demand.

Nevertheless, living here at such a nice spot by the Baltic Sea at the Kiel Fjord, and having the beach within walking distance, makes the evenings and afternoons a special time. We enjoy it, as do our grandchildren – making sandcastles on the beach - good fun in the summertime as the winter will be cold. Winter is the season to do work on model trains. Our grandsons will have fun with grandpa developing the scenery and train layout.

Holger has taken over more and more responsibility for the magazine, and I will stay relaxed in the background for questions and advice. This is the plan as I will be turning 67 this year - just last year I began to enjoy more vacation travel with my wife. Hopefully, I will continue to travel after the corona lockdown, seeing my many friends across the industry.
The main contact for the future will be Holger - I will concentrate on being the publisher of the magazine. After two decades of publishing, I look forward to extra rest and to all those vacation days accrued over 20years. I am ready for fun times.

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 serving North America efficiently. If you are using any kind of tablet or smart phone, you will find all our content optimized for mobile devices on the updated website: www.bodospower.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 the Month:
Plan your next event to be digital, if possible. You can stay safe and have significantly reduced energy consumption. It helps our environment. Our world needs to be saved for the coming generations.

Best regards
Bodo



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