PSMA's 2015 Roadmap Report projects future power tech developments



The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announces that the 2015 edition of its The Power Technology Roadmap is now available. The report, which forecasts the power technology and power delivery trends through 2019, includes a printed report along with a feature-rich USB memory drive containing recorded webinars with up-to-date explanations of the information contained in the final report.

The recordings are extremely helpful in that they enable the listener to understand the context and the subtext of the report materials, as explained by the actual presenters. Non-PSMA members may purchase the report at PSMA Regular and Associate member companies have been sent copies of the printed report and USB memory drive versions of 2015 edition as a benefit of their membership.

New to this year to the PSMA Power Technology Roadmap report is a retroactive study that examines how the past roadmap trends from 2003 to 2013 compared with the current trends in this report. This study was added because the goal of the PSMA is not only to identify future trends, but also to examine its earlier predictions to see how they turned out. This study provides a very interesting review of the developments of trends to help industry professionals understand the micro-transitions that may have turned into major inflection points in power electronics history. Key results of this study, as well as the summary that was presented at the APEC2015 Plenary Session, are also included.

Continuing from previous editions are essay contributions by industry experts contained in the reports’ Applications Trends and Emerging Technologies sections. The 2015 Application Trends topics cover a range of segments, such as automotive, battery charging, computing, consumer, renewables, industrial, LED lighting, medical, mil/aerospace, and motor control. This years’ Emerging Technologies section includes topics on 3D packaging, power SoCs, servers, additive manufacturing, high-frequency magnetics, high-power wireless charging, smart grid, energy storage and smart buildings.

“The culmination of the PSMA’s webinars, surveys, presentations and discussions is a comprehensive and consolidated view of the latest trends in power management, power control and power delivery technologies,” said Aung Thet Tu, Co-Chair of the organizing committee. “The 2015 report offers a trove of information both in the written report and recorded webinars.”

Eric Persson, Co-Chair of the organizing committee, said: “The breadth and depth of the information we’ve compiled for the 2015 report is unprecedented. By capturing the technical trends and issues facing the power sources industry, we hope and expect industry professionals to find this report useful, thought-provoking and valuable.”

The non-member price is $2,790. For PSMA members companies who may want to purchase additional copies, the member price is $170. PSMA Affiliate members may also purchase the report for $170.