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Looking Forward to Being Back

After more than two years, I am finally planning to travel to a live event this month. Actually, it is three events, as PCIM Europe, Sensor + Test and SMTconnect are all taking place at the same time and place in Nuremberg. While preparing for the event, I realized that there are many people that I work together with on various projects now and in the past, that I have not yet met in person. So more than ever, the statement “looking forward to meeting friends” is true this year. And although not everyone will be able or allowed to come to Nuremberg, it will be a pleasure for me to meet new people as well as those I already know. I’m sure, I still have the ability to socially interact and so hopefully three days will be sufficient for all of my meetings.

When it comes to personal interaction, I remember seeing, on social media,...

Looking Forward to Being Back

After more than two years, I am finally planning to travel to a live event this month. Actually, it is three events, as PCIM Europe, Sensor + Test and SMTconnect are all taking place at the same time and place in Nuremberg. While preparing for the event, I realized that there are many people that I work together with on various projects now and in the past, that I have not yet met in person. So more than ever, the statement “looking forward to meeting friends” is true this year. And although not everyone will be able or allowed to come to Nuremberg, it will be a pleasure for me to meet new people as well as those I already know. I’m sure, I still have the ability to socially interact and so hopefully three days will be sufficient for all of my meetings.

When it comes to personal interaction, I remember seeing, on social media, the buttons that were used at APEC in March. They signaled in a clever way, how the person prefers to act: handshake (green color), elbow/fist-bump (yellow) or still distance (red). I really like this idea and think it is something that should be adopted for future events as it helps to avoid difficult situations when walking towards someone. I’m not sure who has the copyright on this idea, the organizers, or the ones I saw carrying them, but I don’t think that matters, as it really helps everybody! We are team yellow, visit us in hall 6, booth 266!

As mentioned in his April viewpoint, Bodo is holding his podium discussion in Nuremberg again. All visitors and conference attendees are welcome to join the podiums at the industry forum for
SiC on Wednesday, May 11th at 1:10 p.m. CEST,
GaN on Wednesday, May 11th at 2:15 p.m CEST, and again
SiC on Thursday, May 12th at 1:45 p.m. CEST


This month’s issue also shows how hot this technology is. I can’t remember when we had so many articles on SiC, GaN and related topics in a previous magazine. This demonstrates how huge the potential is and I’m very sure PCIM will have a lot of interesting highlights to explore. Most of the contributing companies have a booth at PCIM, so maybe some of the authors will be here too. That way you can get your update first-hand and maybe have the chance to ask some questions directly. If not, this opportunity will come in one of Bodo’s upcoming quarterly WBG Expert Talk. We had the 5th edition a few weeks ago, this format has developed very nicely!

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 our clients in North America. If you speak the language, or just want to have a look, don’t miss our Chinese version at bodospowerchina.com. An archive of my magazine with every single issue is available for free at my website bodospower.com.

My Green Power Tip for the Month:
Save the electric power for air purifiers at your trade fair booth within huge halls. The effect is going to be near zero! Ask your visitors to wear a mask instead, that’s much more effective and I’m very sure the majority will do.

Best regards
Holger



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22
ISPSD Conference
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  •  online
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ispsd2022.com
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21
embedded world
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  •  Nuremberg
  •  3 days
embedded-world.de
Jun
26
PEDG
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  •  Kiel
  •  4 days
pedg2022.org
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12
emv
emv
  •  Germany
  •  Cologne
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emv.mesago.com
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13
CWIEME Shanghai
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