2020 Technical Areas

Automotive

Hybrid/Electric Power
Hot Plugging
Switching and Connectors
Environmental Effects

Degradation Mechanisms

Switching Performance
Environmental Effects
Welding
Reliability
Breakdown
Diagnostics
Fretting

Electronics connectors

High Frequency
High-Speed Data
Telecommunications
Lubricants
Corrosion Inhibitors

Arc Interruption

Contactors
DC/AC Switching
Circuit Breakers
Vacuum Interrupters
Hybrid Switching
Micro-Arcing

New Technologies

MEMS
Micro Switches
RF Connectors
Arc Fault/Safety
Nanotechnology
Superconductors
Higher DC Voltage Switching

Contacts Materials

Air and Vacuum
High Frequency Relays
Ultra Miniature Relays
Carbon Fiber Degradation
Mechanisms
Reed Relays
Material Development
Switching Performance
Electroplating
Lead Free

Modeling

Fundamentals
Dielectric Breakdown
Arc Simulation
Dynamic/Static Welding

Power connectors

Crimp Connections
Bolted Connections
Plating/Lubricants
Glowing Contacts
Degradation Effects