On behalf of the Conference Committee, it is my great honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 31st IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD 2019). It will be held between 19thand 23rdof May, 2019, in the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview,Shanghai, one of the most cosmopolitan, diverse, dynamic, vibrant and fascinating cities in China.
ISPSD brings together the world’s foremost experts and leading companies on power devices and integrated circuit technology. Since the first meeting held in Tokyo in 1988, ISPSD has become the premier international forum for technical discussions in all aspects of power semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. The conference location has rotated each year among Japan, North America, Europe and other regions since 2015. ISPSD 2019 will be the first time the conference is held in mainland China. The economic growth in China in the last decades has led to tremendous progress in power electronics industry.In particular, the rapid development of high-speed train, hybrid/electric vehicle and renewable energy has been accelerating the advancements of power semiconductor devices and ICs in China.
Shanghai, located in the Yangtze River Delta and the middle portion of the East China coast, is the country’s largest city, and a global hub for finance, technology, industry and transportation. Shanghai is a special city featuring futuristic skyline, historic buildings and numerous museums, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Yu Garden and China Art Museum. We trust you and your family will enjoy your stay in Shanghai.
I sincerely thank the Organizing Committee, the Technical Program Committee and the Advisory Committee for their contributions and supports to ISPSD 2019.
Finally, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you attending ISPSD 2019. I wish you an informative, valuable and memorable experience in Shanghai.
Prof. Kuang Sheng
General Chair, ISPSD 2019