- Date of Publication 26 May 1998
- Meeting end date 28 May 1998
- On page 255-263
- Location Nuremberg, Germany
- Conference/Proceedings International Power Conversion & Intelligent Motion, May 1998. PCIM '98. Conference Proceedings 1998, Thirty-Eighth International
We have witnessed in the last several years a transition from a technological driven to a price driven market. The power technology development was de-emphasized unless it targeted cost reduction. Though the cost is still one of the first priorities, quality and reliability made strong headway being named number one and two priority. The paper will present several technological advances, which can offer better performance in respect of reliability and quality, at a lower total cost. Different standardization techniques will be also presented. Standardization becomes the main avenue to improve the design and product quality, the reliability, to lower NRE and to reduce time-to-market.