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The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative Holds 2nd Annual Gathering

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative Holds 2nd Annual Gathering


The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) will hold its annual in-person member meeting at HRL Laboratories in Malibu, California on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 1:00-5:30 p.m. The meeting at HRL is the second in-person member meeting and will be open to prospective new PEIC members and other industry stakeholders. The purpose of the meeting is to:


·     Convene existing PEIC members

·     Review organizational direction for the coming year

·     Gather input from industry, academic, and government stakeholders

·     Provide opportunities for prospective new members to engage with the PEIC


The PEIC is a national, industry driven, membership-based consortium comprised of OEMs, suppliers, researchers, and other stakeholders working to advance the U.S. power electronics industry. The PEIC’s vision is to position the U.S. as a global center of power electronics research, design, and manufacturing.


The PEIC has three key objectives, which include:

1.     Industry Analyses: Analyze the state of the power electronics industry to understand gaps and opportunities to advance power electronics innovation and manufacturability.

2.     Investment: Advocate for targeted public and private investment in power electronics to accelerate the speed, scale, and development of a supply chain for the U. S. power electronics industry.

3.     Workforce Development: Develop a highly skilled, competitive workforce to support design and manufacturing requirements of the U.S. power electronics industry.


The PEIC’s NIST AMTech Project

In May 2014, the PEIC’s proposal entitled “Strengthening the Domestic Power Electronics Ecosystem” was awarded a $500,000, two-year grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under their Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program. The AMTech program provides support to industry-driven consortia to develop plans that address challenges impeding advanced manufacturing in the U.S. Funds provided through the AMTech program are helping the PEIC develop an in-depth understanding of the manufacturing and innovation capabilities of the nation’s power electronics industry, and produce consensus-based technology roadmaps to guide cooperative, pre-competitive research and workforce development efforts.


 The agenda for the November 6 meeting is as follows:




Keith Evans

PEIC Introduction & Update

Kyma Technologies

Dave Hurst, Roland Kibler, and Swad Komanduri

PEIC NIST AMTech Project


Karim Boutros

HRL Overview

HRL Laboratories

Karim Boutros

HRL Tour

HRL Laboratories

Rao Surampudi

Power and Storage

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Keith Evans

PEIC Growth Opportunities

Kyma Technologies


All participants should RSVP by Thursday, October 23, 2014. For additional information about the meeting, including accommodations and travel arrangements,  or to RSVP please contact Ashley Hale at [email protected]

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