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365 New Days, 365 New Chances!

2020 is finally over and it is surely not going to be missed. This pandemic has caused a lot of sorrow and pain. It brought, and still brings, drastic changes to all our business and private lives and has changed the way that we interact with our families, friends, and colleagues. In early 2020 it was suddenly wrong to meet in person, whether for business or friendship. What a surprise it was when the first events had to be cancelled. Today, we know better - we were lucky that we did not meet in New Orleans or Nuremberg - strolling through crowded halls and having fun in the bars at night.

Bodo and I want to say a big Thank You to everyone who helped to make the virtual Wide Bandgap event early December what it was: a total success. Thank you to the sponsors for their support, to all the presenters who contributed their presen...

365 New Days, 365 New Chances!

2020 is finally over and it is surely not going to be missed. This pandemic has caused a lot of sorrow and pain. It brought, and still brings, drastic changes to all our business and private lives and has changed the way that we interact with our families, friends, and colleagues. In early 2020 it was suddenly wrong to meet in person, whether for business or friendship. What a surprise it was when the first events had to be cancelled. Today, we know better - we were lucky that we did not meet in New Orleans or Nuremberg - strolling through crowded halls and having fun in the bars at night.

Bodo and I want to say a big Thank You to everyone who helped to make the virtual Wide Bandgap event early December what it was: a total success. Thank you to the sponsors for their support, to all the presenters who contributed their presentations and joined the live-sessions and to the audience for submitting their questions. And last but not least to our partners at AspenCore for taking care of all the administrational organization. If you missed the event, don’t worry. All the presentations and the live sessions are available on demand on our website, just go to the WBG section and enjoy. It’s a free and easily accessible collection of videos, just perfect for cold, dark January evenings. You also can send any questions to us direct and we will be happy to forward these to the experts.

As we did last year, instead of sending Christmas gifts, we have decided to donate to UNICEF. It feels right to support this welfare organization, which has been fighting for the wellbeing of children for over 70 years now. While we are so focused on COVID, we should also keep in mind that many children still face health and poverty problems. For instance: in many areas of our world, fresh and clean water still does not come out of the wall!

Bodo’s magazine is delivered by postal service to all places in the world. It is the only magazine that spreads technical information on power electronics globally. We have EETech as a partner serving North America efficiently. If you are using any kind of tablet or smart phone, you will find all our content on the website www.eepower.com. If you speak the language, or just want to have a look, don’t miss our Chinese version: www.bodospowerchina.com

My Green Power Tip for the Month:
In the past, Coffee-filters, were compostable. Just recently, convenient and compostable capsules and pods are becoming available. For the environment, we should choose these!

Happy New Year
Holger