October 14, 2019


PCNS Passive Components Networking Symposium

Passive Components Networking Days

PCNS is a bi-annual international symposium organised by EPCI in co-operation with an European university.

Technical papers and articles from the past PCNS events are published at the EPCI e-Symposium section here.

PAST EVENT: 2nd PCNS Symposium 10-13th September 2019, Bucharest, Romania

event location: Library of University Politehnica Bucharest, Splaiul Independeței, 313, București 060042, Romania

PCNS attendees can use Web App link here to download presentation and slides upon password shared during the conference.

Final Program download in pdf is available here

Keynote Presentations:

  • Passive Components – Keys to enabling Advanced Future System Designs; Ron Demcko; Technical Sales Group Manager; AVX fellow
  • Design Challenges of Capacitors – What about downsizing, robustness and energy density for future applications?; Stephan Menzel; Product Development Manager Capacitors; Würth Elektronik eiSos
  • Shortage of Products – Market Mechanisms and How to avoid Fake-Products; Rüdiger Scheel; VP Automotive, Murata Electronics Europe
  • Passive Components – Teaching and Learning; Paul Svasta, Emeritus Professor; Politehnica University of Bucharest

HOT TOPIC Panel Discussion: MLCC Class II DC BIAS & Ageing Capacitance Loss

  • Manufacturers and end users discussion on definition/reference conditions on capacitance loss with DC BIAS on MLCC class II capacitors
  • Panelists (Tentative list): Valeo, AVX, Kemet, Murata, Continental

Technical Papers:


1.1. A Disruptive Nano-laminate Polymer Capacitor Technology for Electric Drive Applications; Angelo Yializis; POlyCharge America Inc; United States
1.2. Integrated and discrete capacitors based on carbon nanostructures with capacitance densities in excess of 200 nF/mm2; Sascha Krause; Smoltek AB; Sweden
1.3. Advances in Film Resistor Technology; Stephen Oxley; TT Electronics; United Kingdom


2.1. Energy Harvesting is not Fiction anymore; Lorandt Fölkel; Würth Elektronik eiSos; Germany
2.2. Analysis of Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors used in Power Distribution Networks; Marcel Manofu; Continental; Romania
2.3. Guidelines How to Downsize MLCCs Efficiently; Yuki Nagoshi; Murata; Germany
2.4. Capacitor Trends and Challenges; M. Barta and T.Zednicek; TTI Germany and EPCI Czech Rep.


3.1. COTS procurement for space mission; Denis Lacombe; ESA ESTEC; Netherlands
3.2. Most Reliable, Most Efficient and Price Effective Solid Tantalum Capacitors; Yuri Freeman and Ed Jones; Kemet; United States
3.3. Real Environment Aluminium Electrolytic Capacitor LifeTime Evaluation and Modelling; Luca Primavesi; ItelCond and Univeristy of Milano; Italy
3.4. Supercapacitor Degradation and Life-time; Vlasta Sedláková; Brno University of Technology; Czech Republic


4.1. High Bs ferrite material development for high power applications; JC Sun;Bs&T Frankfurt am Main GmbH; Germany
4.2. High efficient new Hybrid magnetic EMI filter design for Low Voltage DC distribution; Wai Keung Mo and Thomas Ebel; Centre for Industrial Electronics, University of Southern Denmark
4.3. Conductive hybrid threads and their applications; Tomas Blecha; University of West Bohemia; Czech Republic
4.4. Tin Whisker or not Whisker; Jean Edmond Le Calvé; Valeo; France
4.5. Stable and reliable tantalum supply chain; Roland Chavasse; T.I.C.; Belgium


5.1. Degradation of Polymer Tantalum Capacitors during High Temperature Storage; Alexander Teverovsky; NASA/GSFC; United States
5.2. Investigation and Experimental Comparison of Magnetic Core Loss for High-Saturation Ferrite Material; Chang Wang; TU of Denmark;Denmark
5.3. Evaluation of Active Balancing Circuits for Supercapacitors; Ciprian Ionescu; Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

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