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RAP Sessions

The APEC Rap Program will included three interesting and controversial topics, which will be discussed Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Rap Session 1: Power Electronic Topologies: Do We Need More or Any Benefit to New Ones?

          Location: Room 15/16

       Moderator: Kevin Parmenter, Excelsys Technologies


        Babak Fahimi, University of Texas at Dallas

          Diarmuid Hogan, Excelsys Technologies

          Dan Jitaru, Rompower

        Johann Kolar, ETH Zurich

           Dragan Maksimovic, University of Colorado

          Bob Mammano, Texas Instruments Retiree

          Ray Ridley, Ridley Engineering


          Rap Session 2: Do We Need to Progress Towards GHz Switching in High Power Systems and Applications?

           Location: Room 18/19

        Moderator: Alix Paultre, Power Systems Design Editorial Director


        David Levett, Infineon

          Eric R. Motto, Mitsubishi/Powerex

        Ty McNutt, CREE/Wolfspeed

        Gene Sheridan, Navitas Semiconductor


          Rap Session 3: 3D Printing and Power Supply on Chip (PwrSoC) / Power Supply in Package (PSiP) vs. Discrete Designs

          Location: Room 20/21

         Moderator: Indumini Ranmuthu, Texas Instruments


           Arnold Alderman, Anagemesis, Inc.

          Albert Charpentier, Agile Switch

        Madhu Chinthavali, ORNL

          Doug Hopkins, North Carolina State University