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Interview with Michael Sleven from Infineon on Power Electronics in Wind Power Applications

Posted on 01 April 2019

      By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: What influence does the growing wind energy market have on the development of power semiconductors at Infineon? Michael Sleven: Infineon has covered the special requirements for power semiconductors in wind turbines depending on the inverter and turbine concept in the last years. As a [...]

Interview with Robert Wiatr from Mitsubishi on Wind Power Electronics Applications

Posted on 01 October 2019

      By Bodo Arlt, Editor BP   Bodo Arlt: What influence does the growing wind energy market have on the development of power semiconductors at Mitsubishi? Robert Wiatr: The fast growth of the wind energy market confirms our development strategy which we have been following since years. Customised solutions which fit exactly to [...]

Interview on Power Technology with Dan Kinzer, Senior VP of Analog, MOSFET, and Packaging Technology

Posted on 01 October 2019

      By Bodo Arlt, Editor BP   Bodo Arlt: What end markets will drive power semiconductor technology? Dan Kinzer: Power device technology is largely driven by the mobile, computing, communications, and industrial markets. Each market drives different portions of the entire range of devices. Mobile applications drive highly integrated solutions and very low [...]

Interview on High Voltage Power Supply Technology

Posted on 01 August 2019

      with James Morrison, CEO UltraVolt By Bodo Arlt, Editor BP   Bodo Arlt: How did UltraVolt start and what was the founder’s vision? James Morrison: Filippo Galluppi and I cofounded UltraVolt in 1990 after he sold his custom, military hvps company to a defence contractor. Our vision was to be the world’s [...]

Interview on International Patent Subjects

Posted on 01 June 2019

      with James Babineau, Patent Lawyer at Fish & Richardson By Bodo Arlt, Editor BP   Bodo Arlt: Where do we see differentiation between Europe and America in patent law? James Babineau: One very significant difference is that the US grants a patent to the first person to invent, not necessarily to the [...]

Interview on Power Electronics for Windmill Applications

Posted on 01 March 2019

       with Dejan Schreiber, Senior Application Manager, Semikron By Bodo Arlt, Editor BP    Bodo Arlt: What influence does the growing wind energy market have on the development of power semiconductors at Semikron? Dejan Schreiber: We achieve our biggest growth rate in the renewable energy market. 31GW of the 72.6 GW of total [...]

Interview on Power Module Technology

Posted on 01 September 2019

      with Peter Ingram, President of European Operations, IXYS By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: What future end markets will drive IXYS for power module technology? Peter Ingram: The traditional market for power modules, drives and UPS will continue to have a very high priority. Variations and adaptions of electric drive [...]

Interview on Power Management

Posted on 01 August 2019

      with Dave Bell, President and COO Intersil By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: What end markets will drive Intersil power management growth? Dave Bell: Much of Intersil’s power management growth comes from its dominant position in the computing power market. This technological leadership is directly applicable to processor power requirements [...]

Interview on Technology and Progress

Posted on 01 July 2019

       with Eric Lidow, Chairman of the Board and founder of International Rectifier By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: What are your feelings about today’s business culture? Eric Lidow: Today, due to the existence of the Internet, most businesses start operating internationally and are able to call themselves international. We are [...]

Interview on Power Management Technology

Posted on 01 June 2019

      with Dave Freeman, System Engineering Manager, Texas Instruments By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: What end markets will drive TI for power management technology? Dave Freeman: TI’s power management business is divided into several power product development units, focused on batterypowered and line-power system end-equipment designs. For example, we have [...]