The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE SFBAC-PELS) is interested in the development of power electronics technology. This technology encompasses the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical tools toward efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power.

SFBAC PELS is the winner of three awards in 2017: PELS Best Chapter, Region 6 Outstanding Chapter, and SCV Section Outstanding Chapter.



Energizing and Powering Microsystems
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
co-sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area PELS Chapter
and the Santa Clara Valley SSCS Chapter

Prof. Gabriel A. Rincón-Mora

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Networking and refreshments
6:30pm - 7:45pm: Talk
7:45pm - 8:00pm: Q&A / Adjourn

Texas Instruments
Building E Conference Center
2900 Semiconductor Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Registration Required!

Admission: Free, Suggested donation for food: Non-IEEE: $5, Students (non-IEEE): $3, IEEE Members: $3.

Special thanks to Venue Sponsor Texas Instruments


Networked wireless microsensors can not only monitor and manage power consumption in small- and large-scale applications for space, military, medical, agricultural, and consumer markets but also add cost-, energy-, and life-saving intelligence to large infrastructures and tiny devices in remote and difficult-to-reach places. Ultra-small systems, however, cannot store sufficient energy to sustain monitoring, interface, processing, and telemetry functions for long. And replacing or recharging the batteries of hundreds of networked nodes can be labor intensive, expensive, and oftentimes impossible. This is why alternate sources are the subject of ardent research today. Except power densities are low, and in many cases, intermittent, so supplying functional blocks is challenging. Plus, tiny lithium-ion batteries and super capacitors, while power dense, cannot sustain life for extended periods. This talk illustrates how emerging microelectronic systems can draw energy from elusive ambient sources to power tiny wireless sensors.

About the Speaker:

Gabriel A. Rincón-Mora has been a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) since 2001 and Visiting Professor at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan since 2011 and was Adjunct Professor at Georgia Tech in 1999-2001 and Design Team Leader at Texas Instruments in 1994-2003. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He was inducted into Georgia Tech’s Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni and named one of “The 100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business magazine. He received the National Hispanic in Technology Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Charles E. Perry Visionary Award from Florida International University (FIU), Three-Year Patent Award from Texas Instruments, Orgullo Hispano Award from Robins Air Force Base, Hispanic Heritage Award from Robins Air Force Base, and Commendation Certificate from former Lieutenant Governor Cruz M. Bustamante of California. His scholarly products include 9 books, 4 book chapters, 42 patents, over 170 articles, over 26 commercial power-chip products, and over 130 international speaking engagements.

Congratulations to the SFBAC-PELS Chapter!

2017 Worldwide PELS Best Chapter Award

2017 Region 6 Outstanding Chapter

2017 SCV Section Outstanding Chapter