Recap of the

2018 IEEE LI Power Electronics Symposium

2018 Summary

The second annual Long Island Power Electronics Symposium & Exhibits was held on 2018 November 8 from noon to 8 PM at the Hauppauge Radisson located at 110 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge LI. All area professionals involved in all sectors of power electronics were invited.

At the event, 43 companies showcased their products and services in a 41-table exhibit hall packed with attendees, while two technical lecture tracks took place in separate chambers. After a complimentary networking lunch, the lectures were kicked off with a keynote address by Timur Shaftan, Accelerator Division Director at BNL, where he introduced us to the world's brightest synchrotron light source that supports 1,300 scientific experiments each year.

The official attendance count at the Symposium was 432, including lecturers, exhibitors and general attendees.

2018 Lectures

Advances in Gallium Nitride Technology
Steve Colino, VP Strategic Technical Sales, EPC

Capacitor Life Prediction from FFT Analysis of Ripple Current
George Iftimie, Engineering Manager, United Chemi-Con

Delivering Bright X-Ray Beams to Hundreds of Scientific Experiments
Timur Shaftan, Accelerator Division Director, BNL

Designing Switched-Mode Power Supplies in the High di/dt Era
Dan Schwartz, Application Engineer, Keysight EEsof EDA

EMC Inductors and Filters
Douglas Toth, Field Applications Engineer, Wurth

Evolution of the Electric Power Grid
Greg Tremelling, VP Business Development, Oztek

Hysteresis Loss in High Voltage MOSFETs
Isaac Cohen, Principal System Architect, Texas Instruments

LTpowerCAD Design Tool
Thomas Mosteller, Field Applications Engineer, Linear Technology

Power Integrity and its Impact on Clock Jitter
Jason Ruffing, Oscilloscope Specialist, Rohde & Schwarz

Stress-Free Electrical Safety for Power Designers
David Bourner, Senior Applications Engineer, Vicor

Wide Band Gap for Power Converters
Pat Hensley, Business Development Manager, Tektronix

2018 Sponsors

BC Power Systems
Since 1985, BC Systems, a veteran-owned business, has supplied custom military power supplies, power controls and other quality products to major defense contractors and to the US military.

Keysight solutions empower researchers, educators, and students around the world.

TDK/Lambda is one of the oldest and most trusted manufacturers of high-quality power supplies, offering a broad product line with over 5,000 models.

Torotel Products
Torotel provides custom magnetic products and value added assemblies for a wide range of mission critical applications.

2018 Exhibitors

Amplitude Technical Sales
Analog Devices
Astro Rep
B & B Electro-Mechanical
BC Systems
Continental Resources
Crowley Associates
dB Control
Fusion Sourcing Group
GES High Voltage
GM Systems
GSA Tech
Hesse Mechatronics
Modular Devices
Newtons 4th
NIC Components
Powell Electronics
Power Standards Lab (PSL)
Scally Systems
Signal Transformer
Simutech Group
Spectrum Sales
Spellman High Voltage
Superior Tek
Teledyne LeCroy
Torotel Products
Ventronics Power
VJ Technologies
Wurth Electronics

2018 Comments from Exhibitors & Attendees

Thanks for a great Symposium. Always excellent attendance.
Al Shigo, Continental Resources

The conference was well organized and had a good selection of speakers and a large exhibitor base - great job!!!
Gregg Fremed, Cobham

Everything was organized and we had an even better attendance this year. I think the team does a wonderful and professional job promoting, planning, organizing and facilitating this event.
Ann Marie DeLuca, Crowley Associates

A very good mix of exhibitors and lectures. Made a few new contacts and found some information regarding a couple technical and compliance issues at the office. Will certainly go again next year and will recommend a few colleagues too.
Arthur Lekstutis, Biodex Medical Systemsr

I thought the event went very well, very well organized.
Dennis Carrigan, BC Systems

The presentations were excellent, as was the venue, food, and networking opportunities.
Gary Cachules, Consultant

This was an excellent symposium. It was well run and well organized.
Evan Mayerhoff, GES High Voltage

Great job!
Ron Bruno, RBS Electronics

Wonderful job!
Carol Doscher, Modular Devices

Overall show was excellent and very well organized, great educational seminars, as well as networking, appeared to be a very good turn-out lots of engineers and technology vendors. AAAAA ++++ I will tell more of my customers it is a worthwhile event to attend...
Gary Hoffman, Zippy/ADG Electronics

Nice meet & greet with other power electronics people, interesting contacts and some good opportunities.
Roland Hametner, GES High Voltage

I was pleased to meet many of the vendors who supply components to Zebra for our devices. Excellent event!
Rhonda Green, Zebra Technologies

Great venue, paper session and attendance! A "must attend" for my team next year.
Frank Cooper, Astrodyne TDI

You put on an outstanding symposium. We received a lot of positive inquires.
Samuel Wolfe, Torotel Products

Excellent forum for metro power engineers to come together, meet, collaborate and share ideas. I think both the suppliers attending, as well as engineers attending found value in this forum.
Tom Wichert, TDK/Lambda

The enthusiasm was great and the exhibits well attended. The IEEE chapter is very lucky to have dedicated people coordinating these events and we acknowledge their hard work, thank you.
Ron Fiume, Tera Technologies

This Power Electronics Symposium is sponsored by the Power Electronics Society (PELS) of the IEEE Long Island Section.
IEEE Long Island Section