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Darnell Research
Darnell Group is the leading source for worldwide strategic information covering the full spectrum of power electronics. They provide primary research, news services and original, proprietary information. Darnell Group specializes in the economic/business analysis of emerging power electronics markets and technologies.

IEEE/PELS
The IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) helps in the development and effective application of power electronics technology. Activities within PELS include conferences and workshops to provide a forum for the latest advances in power electronics research. PELS also publishes the Transactions on Power Electronics and the PELS Newsletter for its members.

University Links
ITT Grainger Power Electronics & Motor Drives Lab
Based on a generous donation from the Grainger Foundation of Skokie, IL, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago has established a new multi-million dollar power electronics and motor drives program. This program includes two teaching laboratories of power electronics and electric motor drives, two undergraduate and three graduate courses, two short courses, four non-credit short courses, and a certificate program in power electronics. IIT has also established the Grainger Undergraduate Scholarship program to compliment the new program.

North Carolina State University (EPRC)
The Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) provides a framework that fosters excellence in electric power systems and power electronics education and research. Research is undertaken by student research assistants, members of the faculty, and industrial participants on problems of significance and value to member companies and in response to national needs.

North Carolina State University (PSRC)
The Power Semiconductor Research Center (PSRC) is an international consortium created to perform shared-interest research on major issues of smart power technology. Although there are many collaborative centers concerned with advanced electronics, PSRC is the first program in the world to focus on smart power chips.

University of California - Berkeley
Dept. of Electrical Engineering - Power Electronics. The Researchers Group is involved in several studies and tests in the fields of power electronics and their applications. Particular attention is addressed to the switching converters design, with reference to the control strategies and the EMI problems. The improvement of the power quality and the optimal active power handling are topics of primary interest for the Group.

University of Hawaii
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Power and Energy Systems Area. Power electronics is one of the major research and education activities in the Power and Energy Systems Area of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois. The Department is consistently first-ranked among public U.S. universities in surveys, such as in U.S. News & World Report. Power electronics activities have a strong interdisciplinary emphasis, and draw on diverse fields such as control, circuits, electromechanics, and automotive systems.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
The Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) is interested in the general area of electric machines and power electronics. Research and tutorial reports are sent to sponsors on a regular basis and a quarterly newsletter informs sponsors of program activities. Consortium programs include an annual meeting on campus, weekly research seminars, individual meetings with sponsors, and an extensive outreach education program.

Virginia Polytechnic and State University
The Virginia Power Electronics Center (VPEC) is involved in all areas of power electronics, from computer power supplies that convert less than 100 watts of power, to space and B industrial systems that provide hundreds of kilowatts of power.

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Australian Telecom

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British Approvals Board for Telecommunications

BSI
British Standards Institute

CSA
Canadian Standards Association

TÜV Product Service
Technischer Uberwachungs-Verein

UL
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

VDE
Verband Deutsche Elektrotechniker