PEIC Adds Wolfspeed to the Speaker Lineup at its Industry Networking Event at ECCE 2018

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) has announced that Wolfspeed, a Cree Company, will join the speaker lineup at its annual meeting, which will take place on September 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE) in Portland, Oregon. The event, which is open to all ECCE 2018 attendees, will include Edgar Ayerbe, Wolfspeed’s senior product manager for Power Products, as one of the featured speakers to provide Wolfspeed’s perspective of the power semiconductor industry and how the company is rising to meet growing global power needs with silicon carbide. Other featured speakers include Ali Husain, senior manager of Corporate Marketing & Strategy at ON Semiconductor, and Victor Veliadis, deputy executive director & CTO at PowerAmerica Institute.

PEIC is a national industry-focused, member-based consortium comprised of power electronics OEMs, research organizations, educational institutions, and other stakeholders working to promote industry investment, build a more innovative workforce, and strengthen the supply chain.

Traditionally, PEIC’s member meetings are open to prospective members and other interested industry stakeholders. These events enable member and affiliate organizations to share their latest technology news, network with colleagues, and provide a forum to discuss PEIC’s annual workplan. This year’s meeting, which takes place at the Oregon Convention Center in Hall A105, will open with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. Formal presentations are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

“We are pleased to have such a great speaker lineup this year and there is still some limited space available to accommodate additional attendees, but I would encourage people to RSVP as early as possible,” said Nanci Vogtli, PEIC president. To RSVP, please visit: Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Vogtli at

Also at ECCE – PEIC presents a Special Session on developing the power electronics workforce of the future 

PEIC member and affiliate organizations, including: AVL, AVX, Cummins, PowerAmerica Institute, and Rockwell Automation will participate in a Special Session on Wednesday, September 26, from 4 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. Presentations will address the role of internships in developing the power electronics workforce of the future. Speakers will also present their ideas in a dynamic panel discussion format, moderated by David Morrison, editor of How2Power. All ECCE attendees are invited to attend the Special Session.

About PEIC

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) is a national, industry-focused, member-based consortium whose members include: power electronics OEMs, research organizations, educational institutions, and other industry stakeholders working to cultivate an increasingly more innovative U.S. workforce. PEIC’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group is chartered with developing programs to educate and encourage new generations of highly skilled workers, including women and under-represented minorities, to find careers in power electronics. Organizations interested in joining PEIC to help further its vision and advocate for a more diverse and innovative workforce can find more information available in the membership area. All are welcome to participate in the working group meetings; conference call schedules and details can be found at PEIC Events. Please follow PEIC on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Cree

Cree is an innovator of Wolfspeed® power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors, lighting class LEDs and lighting products. Cree’s Wolfspeed product families include silicon carbide materials, power-switching devices and RF devices targeted for applications such as electric vehicles, fast charging, inverters, power supplies, telecom and military and aerospace. Cree’s LED product families include blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs and lighting-class power LEDs targeted for indoor and outdoor lighting, video displays, transportation and electronic signs and signals. Cree’s LED lighting systems and lamps serve indoor and outdoor applications.

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About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power and signal management, logic, standard and custom devices.

About PowerAmerica
The PowerAmerica Institute at N.C. State University was founded in 2015 and is one of 14 Manufacturing U.S. Institutes nationwide. Each institute is focused on growing a sector of advanced manufacturing, making the U.S. better poised to complete economically on a global scale. PowerAmerica is backed by $70 million in funding from the Department of Energy, with matching funds from industry partners and the state of North Carolina.

PowerAmerica’s mission is to save energy and create U.S. manufacturing jobs by accelerating the development and large-scale adoption of wide bandgap semiconductor technology made with silicon carbide and gallium nitride in power electronics systems.

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