November 2012


Magnetics 2013


Feature Article



Characterizing Permanent Magnet Materials with a Vibrating Sample Magnetometer
Rare-earth permanent magnet materials are indispensable elements in many electronic devices such as electrical motors, hybrid vehicles, portable communications devices, Aeolian generators used in wind turbines, etc.  The magnets have major influence on the size, efficiency, stability and cost of these devices and systems. The development of rare-earth magnets in the 1970s profoundly influenced the application of permanent magnetic materials owing to their large energy product (i.e., BHmax) and increased volume efficiency.  The rare-earth magnets that have been most extensively studied and developed are SmCo and NdFeB. <read more>



Research & Development


Berkeley Lab Researchers Unlock Ferromagnetic Secrets of Promising Materials
Spintronic technology, in which data is processed on the basis of electron “spin” rather than charge, promises to revolutionize the computing industry with smaller, faster and more energy efficient data storage and processing. Materials drawing a lot of attention for spintronic applications are dilute magnetic semiconductors – normal semiconductors to which a small amount of magnetic atoms is added to make them ferromagnetic. Understanding the source of ferromagnetism in dilute magnetic semiconductors has been a major road-block impeding their further development and use in spintronics. Now a significant step to removing this road-block has been taken. <read more>

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Magnetics 2013 has released the finalized conference program, which features four pre-conference workshops, and more than 20 technical sessions. Taking place February 7-8, 2013 in Orlando, Fla., the conference offers an industry-leading line-up of magnetics experts who will be addressing the latest developments in materials,design and testing, along with current market conditions andwhat's ahead for the themagnetics industry in the years to come.


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How will your organization benefit from this industry-leading technical event that offers in-depth conference presentations, a combined exhibit hall with Motor & Drive Systems 2013, networking breaks, luncheons and receptions? Read our checklist to understand the value of attending Magnetics 2013:


Discover Market Trends
Magnetics 2013 will provide insight into the most pressing challenges and technical developments emerging, while providing market forecasts to help your company prepare for what’s next.


Integrate New Technology
Evaluate products, services, processes and solutions required to develop your business and overcome future challenges your organization may face.


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The event is organized to provide numerous opportunities for connecting and interacting with peers including refreshment and networking breaks, discussion sessions, a cocktail reception and an interactive exhibit hall.


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Benefit from exclusive attendee networking and receive fully inclusive dining alongside senior executives and leading engineers each day at lunch.

Pre-Conference Workshops
Magnetics 2013 is offering informative pre-conference workshops on February 6th to complement its in-depth conference program. The workshops, which have limited seating to ensure each attendee receives individual attention, will sell out.

Combined Exhibit Hall
Further your business opportunities with 50+ exhibitors demonstrating and discussing the latest technology in the combined exhibit hall with the Motor & Drive Systems conference.


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  New Products

MEDER electronic Announces 3-D Magnetic Mapping Of Reed Sensors

Optimize components and eliminate issues that may result in faulty operations
mederMeder electronic Inc., a manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting miniature switches, sensors and relays, announces its 3-dimensional magnetic mapping capabilities for reed sensors. This process allows designers to more accurately place sensors and magnetic components within a system, thus eliminating any issues that may result in faulty operation.

MEDER electronic conducts 3-D magnetic mapping by incrementally measuring the reed sensor’s closure and opening points as it enters and exits the influence of a magnetic field. This information is then analyzed, allowing the user to visualize the magnetic field in three dimensions. Understanding the interacting magnetic fields allows designers to better position the magnet and sensor in the system for optimal operation. 3-D mapping also helps designers adjust the magnetic sensitivity of the reed sensor and/or the magnet’s size and strength.

The ability to know where the key operating points are is critical to sensor applications, because it allows designers to properly position the magnet and sensor well within appropriate guard bands and avoid tolerance issues. It is particularly useful in applications using more than one reed sensor or more than one magnet. For applications in which ferromagnetic material like iron, steel, nickel or cobalt are present in the area where sensing takes place, 3-D modeling becomes quite extensive and unpredictable, so magnetic mapping is the only way to know for sure where the boundaries are.

In addition to ensuring operations are well within the magnetic envelopes to avoid tolerance issues, 3D magnetic mapping helps designers optimize the sensor and magnet components, which can significantly reduce costs.

Lake Shore Introduces the Model 648 Electromagnet Power Supply
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc., manufacturers of scientific sensors, instruments, and systems for precise measurement and control, has introduced the new Model 648 electromagnet power supply, a robust, fault-tolerant 10 kW supply optimized for powering large 7-inch or 10-inch research electromagnets. The Model 648 is well suited for electromagnet characterization systems used for magneto-optical studies, magnetic hysteresis tests, susceptibility measurements, Hall Effect studies, spin magnetic resonance demonstrations and biological tests.

The Model 648 electromagnet power supply is designed to be used with large electromagnets in high precision laboratory settings that require low electrical noise. Its linear design removes the undesirable higher frequency noise typical of many other switch mode power supplies. The power supply’s low output noise means researchers can obtain greater resolution and finer detail in results drawn from data taken during high sensitivity experiments. Eliminating the need for external switching or operator intervention to reverse current polarity, the Model 648 uses convenient bipolar, 4-quadrant operation, which provides clean transitions through zero without discontinuities.

Made to last, and to minimize down time, Lake Shore’s built-in fault protection enables the system to survive direct shorts across the output without damage. Worry-free water cooling with zero internal connections eliminates the possibility of leaks and provides quiet, efficient operation compared to air-cooled supplies. A unique safety interlock ensures that the cooling water is flowing to the supply while operating.  Internal controls ensure efficient water management. The Model 648 also comes with Lake Shore’s full 3-year standard warranty.

The Model 648 was designed for application convenience. Its high resolution programmed output current incorporates a proprietary digital-to-analog converter that is monotonic over the entire output range and provides resolution of 1.0 mA. It is equipped with both parallel IEEE-488 and universal serial bus (USB) computer interfaces that provide access to operating data, stored parameters, and computer control of operating functions. The power supply’s easy-to-use and intuitive interface provides full diagnostic and status information.

Collaboration Accelerates Development of Revolutionary Wind Turbine Technology
BWPCobham Technical Services is helping Colorado-based Boulder Wind Power (BWP) accelerate development of a radical new permanent magnet generator through use of advanced electromagnetic design software. Based on a permanent magnet, direct drive design, BWP’s generator uses a unique axial flux, air-core architecture that increases efficiency and reliability, and will ultimately reduce the cost of wind generated electricity to compete at parity with fossil fuels.

In support of the initial engineering studies taken on at the company’s formation in early 2010, BWP chose to use the three-dimensional (3D) version of the Opera electromagnetic simulator from the Vector Fields Software range of Cobham Technical Services. BWP cites the software’s accuracy, the ease with which its analytical capabilities can be adapted to suit specific requirements, and Cobham’s willingness to collaborate in further developing key areas such as dynamic modeling as the primary factors behind its choice.

Like all permanent magnet direct drive wind turbines, the generator rotor of BWP’s 3.0 MW design turns at about 13 revolutions per minute, necessitating a high pole count. Opera’s advanced solvers allow high periodicity to be leveraged, so that the analytical model can be a fraction of the size of the complete generator – significantly reducing simulation times. This is particularly important for BWP because it makes exclusive use of the 3D version of Opera, which is necessarily more computationally demanding than the 2D version. While many wind turbine designers employ two-dimensional simulation for the main components in a generator, and only use three-dimensional simulation for elements such as the end turns on windings, BWP’s designers must use full 3D simulation at every stage, in order to model the generator’s novel architecture as accurately as possible.

According to Brian Sullivan, Principal Electromagnetics Engineer at BWP, “The physics engine and computational solvers in Opera-3D provide an excellent foundation for the detailed analyses that we perform for our design optimization. Combined with Opera’s extensive scripting capabilities, which are far more flexible than the pre-programmed templates offered by competitive electromagnetic design packages, this software is enabling us to develop new analytical techniques for our unique machine architecture. In addition, the results obtained from prototype testing have shown a high degree of correlation with our analyses, demonstrating the accuracy of the software. As an example, our predictive models for open circuit voltage in Opera were within 2 percent of measured data. We are now working with Cobham to build on these exceptional results by enhancing dynamic and transient modeling capabilities, which will enable us to take the next big step in accelerating our design analysis and optimization.”

Unlike conventional permanent magnet generators, the air-core stator in the BWP design does not use electrical steel laminations wound with conductors, and contains no ferromagnetic materials. This breakthrough has several advantages including eliminating iron losses associated with flux reversals in the stator and eliminating the magnetic attraction between the generator’s rotor and stator. Together these enable higher efficiencies and higher torque levels for a given mass of generator.
According to Andris Cukurs, CEO of BWP, “Having proven the fundamental design approach for our generator and validated our design tools, we are now in the process of designing units to be incorporated in our clients’ multi-megawatt wind turbine designs for prototype testing. We believe our technology will provide wind turbine manufacturers with the innovative design advantages they are looking for to better compete in the global wind market.”

Kevin Ward, Director of Cobham Technical Services – Vector Fields Software, points out that wind power is at a critical point of development, “Wind turbines currently account for about 5 percent of the world’s installed capacity for electricity generation, providing ample opportunity for growth. We are delighted to be working with BWP to help them develop this highly innovative generator which is being designed to make the future of wind power more accessible.”

BWP’s generators will be available for testing in prototype turbines in 2013, with full commercial availability expected in 2014.

Bruker Announces Three New Orders for Solid-State Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR Systems
brukerBruker has announced three new orders for DNP-NMR research systems, including a 395 GHz DNP-NMR system, as well as two 263 GHz DNP-NMR systems or major upgrades. This new DNP (Dynamic Nuclear Polarization) hyperpolarization technology will soon be available at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Darmstadt and Frankfurt for use in life science and materials research. All three projects were funded by the German Research Foundation DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

As part of a major instrumentation initiative in Europe, the emerging DNP-NMR field has already benefitted from four already installed Bruker 263 GHz systems in Germany, Switzerland, France and The Netherlands. The field will be further enhanced through three other upcoming high field Bruker DNP-NMR installations, a 395 GHz in Göttingen (Germany), as well as two 527 GHz systems in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and Lyon (France).

Dynamic Nuclear Polarization can enhance the sensitivity of solid-state NMR by approximately two orders of magnitude, by transferring polarization from the electron spins to the nuclear spins. With DNP-NMR completely new categories of samples can be investigated with the potential to provide much more detailed spectroscopic insights and a more comprehensive understanding of molecular interactions.

The solid-state DNP-NMR technology commercialized by Bruker finds its origins in the pioneering work of Professors Robert Griffin and Richard Temkin at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, MA). The DNP-NMR systems utilize novel Bruker gyrotrons as the high power microwave source, Bruker’s Ascend 89 mm superconducting magnets, and ultra-fast AVANCE III HD electronics for the NMR experiment.

Professor Henrike Heise, head of the Solid-State NMR group at the University of Düsseldorf, said, “The new 395 GHz DNP-NMR system is the key to our realization of new, more detailed structural investigations of macromolecular complexes or structure-function studies on biomolecular complexes, and to further develop new life sciences applications. Furthermore, improved materials science applications such as the study of composite materials, glasses or inhomogeneous polymers will benefit from the dramatically improved sensitivity.”

IDT Wireless Power Solutions Selected by Primax for Wireless Charging Accessories
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT), the Analog and Digital Company delivering mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, has announced that its wireless power solutions have been selected by Primax Electronics Ltd., a supplier of consumer and business electronics, for its wireless charging accessories. IDT will support Primax in the development of its innovative products with IDT’s award-winning inductive transmitter and receiver chipset.

IDT’s IDTP9030 and IDTP9020 are a high-efficiency, full-featured inductive wireless power transmitter and receiver chipset. The IDTP9030 transmitter comprises the industry’s most integrated solution, saving up to 80 percent more board area compared to competitive offerings. Its small application footprint and Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi certification make it well suited for use in next-generation magnetic induction-based charging mats and accessories. When coupled with the IDTP9020 receiver solution, it enables a proprietary high-power mode for up to 7 watts of wireless energy transfer to support higher-power devices and improve charging times.

“We are pleased that Primax has selected IDT as its wireless power partner,” said Arman Naghavi, vice president and general manager of the Analog and Power Division at IDT. “Our successful magnetic inductance-based solutions provide Primax with a solid platform on which to develop its advanced charging solutions. In addition, we are leveraging our extensive wireless power experience to address magnetic resonance solutions, and we look forward to working with Primax and others to expand the magnetic resonance ecosystem.”


“Primax is excited to partner with IDT for its wireless accessories development based on IDT’s industry-leading wireless power technology,” said Roger Lin, vice president and head of the Wireless Accessories Business Unit at Primax. “In addition to its inductance-based solutions, we are very interested in IDT’s plan to develop integrated silicon solutions for resonance-based technology. We look forward to working with IDT on our next-generation wireless charging accessories.”

Primax is currently developing a wireless charging pad for mobile handsets based on the IDTP9030 and IDTP9020 chipset, with product launch scheduled by the end of 2012.

BuQu Tech Unveils 2013 Product Roadmap for Magnetyze Magnetic Charging System
BuQuBuQu Tech, a recently-formed subsidiary of Battery-Biz, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and distributor of consumer electronic power accessories, has released its product roadmap for 2013. Magnetyze by BuQu Tech applies patent-pending magnetics technology to keep smartphones charged, synchronized and ready to “grab and go.” The Magnetyze platform eliminates multiple cords, clumsy cradles and the need for new charging accessories with every smartphone upgrade.

“Magnetyze is the new verb in mobile, bringing the magic of magnetics to iPhones, Androids and, over time, any number of other smartphones,” said Raj Mitra, VP, Product Development at BuQu Tech. “It’s the foundation for an entirely different approach to mobile accessories, a richer yet simpler alternative to any case or charging system on the market – one that addresses the need for both power and protection. And while the iPhone 4/4S bundle is here now, we’re delighted to unveil our product roadmap for 2013. As we said at launch this past summer, the iPhone 4/4S bundle is just the beginning.”

“As the 2013 product lineup demonstrates, Magnetyze is the perfect solution for families who use more than one smartphone platform because every phone equipped with a Magnetyze protective case is instantly compatible with every Magnetyze accessory,” said Shari Gibbons, COO, BuQu Tech. “Now, iPhone and Android users can peacefully co-exist on the same charging platform. We’re putting the principles of magnetics to work for smartphone users who appreciate functionality, style and the ability to grab their phone and go without the hassles associated with legacy charging devices.”

When it’s time for Magnetyze users upgrade to a new smartphone, only the protective case needs replacement. The desk stand, magnetic charging cable and other Magnetyze-branded accessories will work with any and every Magnetyze smartphone case.


  Industry News

Molycorp Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
Molycorp, Inc.  has announced financial and operating results for the third quarter 2012.

“Our production ramp up continues to build to Phase 1 levels at Mountain Pass, and we remain on target for full Phase 1 operations in the fourth quarter,” said Mark Smith, president and CEO.  “As we execute our global vertical integration plan, we will continue to see solid revenue from our Molycorp Canada operations, and we will increasingly realize the benefits of Project Phoenix and the ramping of our production volumes. This should result in higher sales and gross margins, and both improved and sustainable bottom-line performance, due to our low-cost production and our access to markets that require high value, specialty-engineered materials.”

QUARTERLY RESULTS -  The Company reported consolidated net revenue of $205.6 million in the third quarter of 2012, a 49 percent year-over-year increase and a 97 percent increase over the previous quarter, during which the Company owned the former Neo Materials (Molycorp Canada) for 19 days.

In the third quarter, the Company sold 4,391 metric tons of product across its business segments and realized a gross profit of $10.9 million, compared to gross profit of $82.4 million during the third quarter of 2011. Gross profit decreased from the prior year period as a result of significantly lower pricing and increased production costs, offset by increased volumes. Gross profit during the quarter also was negatively impacted by $33.0 million of out-of-ordinary expenses, primarily related to purchase accounting adjustments related to the Molycorp Canada acquisition and inventory write-downs.

Molycorp’s third quarter loss attributable to common stockholders was $18.9 million, or a loss of $0.19 per share. Earnings decreased substantially from the prior year period as a result of lower selling prices and increased costs, offset in part by increased volumes and tax recoveries related to the settling of certain tax provisions. Adjusted loss per share of $0.05 reflects operational expansion items, out-of-ordinary business expenses, and certain other non-cash items.

OUTLOOK -  “We are seeing customer demand beginning to stabilize,” Smith said.  “We have customer agreements in place, or are in advanced discussions and product qualification efforts with customers, on sales in excess of our Phase 1 capacity.  In the Lanthanum and NdPr markets, we are seeing demand that will move us into Phase 2 production relatively quickly.  With cerium, our commercialization of SorbXT products continues to gain traction in the marketplace.”

“Several of our customers continue to work to deplete large volumes of stockpiles.  We are seeing signs these customers are coming back into the market, which is very positive going forward,” Smith said.

“With regard to global trends, output from China continues to be significantly reduced,” Smith added.  “Chinese government officials are stepping up their efforts to enforce tougher environmental regulation and to curb illegal mining, and these efforts are putting pressure on production.  In addition, a growing number of China’s largest producers have either halted operations or are in the process of halting production, including Baotou Steel Rare-Earth, China Minmetals, Chalco Rare Earth and China Nonferrous Metals. Government and industry leaders in China acknowledge that these and other actions are being implemented for the express purpose of stabilizing or strengthening prices for all rare earth products.”

The Company generated $17.2 million of operating cash flow during the quarter, and had $436.0 million in cash and cash equivalents on hand at September 30, 2012. Molycorp’s cash capital expenditures for Q3 were $240.8 million, and for the fourth quarter the Company expects to incur cash capital expenditures of approximately $180.0 million.

DOD Investment in Thomas & Skinner’s “Neo” Magnet Research
The Department of Defense (DOD) will invest in a defense supply-chain assessment, to be performed by Thomas & Skinner, Inc., regarding the requirement for competitive domestic neodymium-iron-boron (neo) magnets or their substitutes to support defense supply-chain manufacturing capability. Neo magnets are essential elements in several military weapons components, including missile guidance systems, bomb fuses and satellite communication devices, which are critical to US national security.
“China currently produces about 75 percent of the world’s neo magnets, not including other unlicensed production,” said Vern Detlef, president and CEO of Thomas & Skinner. “The Department’s investment into our research represents the ideal type of partnership in a first step toward re-establishing a competitive supply of domestically produced neo magnets.”
Thomas & Skinner  has extensive experience with the sintering process and is one of the few US companies currently sintering non-neo permanent magnets.

Expanded Product Offering and Custom Capabilities from API Technologies' Magnetics Group
APIAPI Technologies Corp. has released an expanded magnetic product family and increased custom design and manufacturing capabilities. Since acquiring three well known magnetic entities, API has combined the people, products and technologies into a single division. The API Magnetics group now produces a broader range of magnetic devices, including transformers, inductors, chokes and coils as well as custom application-specific solutions.

The API Magnetics group is poised to help identify the ideal magnetic product for any application. With a wealth of experience in engineering, API offers extensive custom design and manufacturing capabilities. In order to satisfy unique requirements, API's team will modify a standard product or develop a new "clean sheet" solution. These custom magnetic solutions result in a product that addresses a variety of critical design criteria, such as electrical characteristics, mechanical constraints, environmental conditions, regulating requirements and qualification conditions.
API Magnetics' expanded magnetic product families include:

  • The Current Transformers family includes current sensors, high frequency current transformers and load detector current sensors and features wide frequency and current ranges
  • The Power Inductors/Chokes line offers precision wound heavy-duty toroidal inductors of up to 100 Amps standard
  • The Switch Mode Power Supply Inductor family is made up of filter inductors, toroidal current sense transformers and high frequency inverter transformers and is performance-verified in 25kHz power supply
  • The Lighting Chokes & Inductor/Filters line of precision wound heavy-duty toroidal inductors features a high quality noise rejection filter in a rugged design
  • Toroidal Power Transformers are available in a European series, a US series and a MIL series, with frequencies up to 400Hz
  • Laminate Power Transformers feature value ranges from 3 VA to 100,000 VA
  • The Modem & Module Transformers line includes broadband and voiceband transformers used for datacom and telecom applications
  • Air Coils are custom and build-to-print for RF power, filter and sensing applications

As a key supplier to many of the world's leading OEMs in the military, aerospace, medical, telecom, transport, RF, commercial/consumer and industrial lighting and industrial/test markets, API Magnetics products can be built to meet some of the industry's most stringent requirements, including many MIL, ANSI and ISO certifications.

Global Market for Superconductivity Technologies to Reach $3.3 Billion in 2017
BCCAccording to a new technical market research report, Superconductors: Technologies and Global Markets (AVM066C) from BCC Research, the global market for superconductor technologies was valued at nearly $1.7 billion in 2011 and should reach $1.8 billion in 2012. Total market value is expected to reach $3.3 billion in 2017 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6 percent.

The superconductivity market can be broken down into three segments: magnets, electrical equipment and electronics. Magnets are expected to have a value of nearly $1.8 billion in 2012 and $2.3 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 5.2 percent. Electrical equipment should total $26.9 million in 2012 and $920.1 million in 2017, a CAGR of 102.7 percent.

As a segment, electronics is expected to be worth $11.5 million in 2012 and $88.7 million in 2017, a CAGR of 50.5 percent.
Important properties of superconductors include conductivity, reaction to nearby magnetic fields, and the ability of electrons to tunnel through a thin non-superconducting layer sandwiched between two superconductors.

A superconductor is an element, intermetallic alloy, or compound that loses all resistance to the flow of direct electrical current (DC) and nearly all resistance to the flow of alternating current (AC) when cooled below a critical temperature (Tc). The Tc is different for each superconducting material. There are two main classes of superconductors: Type I and Type II.
This report will help its readers:

  •  Identify superconducting applications with the greatest commercial potential in the near term to mid-term (2011 to 2017)
  • Analyze the key drivers and constraints that will shape the market for these superconducting applications as the basis for projecting demand over the next five years
  • Estimate current and future consumption of superconducting materials and other key enabling technologies
  • Identify the companies that are best positioned to meet this demand because of their proprietary technologies, strategic alliances, or other advantages.

This report is intended for marketing executives, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, and other readers with a need to know where the superconductivity field is headed over the next five to 10 years. Other readers who should find the report particularly valuable include government officials associated with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and other national and state-level programs charged with advancing the development of the nanotechnology industry.



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Power Inductors and Transformers Pre-Conference Workshops at Magnetics 2013

The Power Inductors & Transformers Workshops, focusing on the basics of power inductors and transformers, will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in Orlando, Fla. at the Rosen Plaza hotel. If better understanding of electromagnetic principles in easy to understand lingo would help you in your job function, if you want to refresh the basic theory of magnetic coils or if you are new to the field, then the Electromagnetic Principles & Basic Magnetic Theory of Operations workshop is for you. Or, attend the In-Coming Quality Control (IQC) and Assurance of Outsourced Magnetics workshop, which is designed to introduce power magnetic and their quality parameters in simple terms without detail mathematical formulas and technical jargon to provide functional understanding of the parameters.


SamirSamir Kagalwala has a unique combined experience in manufacturing and design of Wire Wound Components in Power Electronics. With more than 30 years in the industry, he has set up magnetic manufacturing facilities globally, resolved short term and long term manufacturing issues meeting internal and external customer needs, bridged Design and Manufacturing for improved products. He has consistently satisfied customers with cost reduction and quality coils. He developed design rules and guidelines for manufacturing and helped increase manufacturing professionals’ understanding of the design criteria. He worked for Philips Electronics, Motorola and Zenith Electronics in various capacities. He holds MBA from DePaul University, Chicago, B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. At present, he is a chief consultant at San Diego based Power Magnetics Consultancy (PMC).


Electromagnetic Principles & Basic Magnetic Theory of Operations (taking place from 9 AM to 12 PM) is designed to benefit personnel at all levels associated with magnetic coils and high frequency power supplies. This course would provide personnel responsible for designing, manufacturing, testing, procuring and selling inductors, transformers and high frequency power supplies an opportunity to refresh basics. Marketing and sale personnel will benefit communicating better with customers.  Component qualification and supplier qualification personnel would gain needed insight to perform their tasks effectively. Managers and executives will have refreshing insight into basics of power magnetics.


In-Coming Quality Control (IQC) and Assurance of Outsourced Magnetics (taking place from 1 PM to 5 PM) is designed to introduce power magnetic and their quality parameters in simple terms without detail mathematical formulas and technical jargon to provide functional understanding of the parameters, and to help set and/or improve IQC & Assurance processes for consistently receiving magnetic devices to specified quality level.


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