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March 15, 2016

Coilcraft’s Len Crane to Participate in Several Technical Sessions at APEC 2016

Cary, IL, USA - Coilcraft’s Director of Technical Marketing, Len Crane, will be participating in several technical sessions at APEC 2016 starting on Saturday, March 19th, when he will be a panelist at a special pre-show workshop titled, “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency - Solving the Black Magic!” The workshop is being sponsored by the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). Mr. Crane will be giving a Technology Demonstration on SPICE Models for Power Magnetics. Additional information about the workshop can be found at:

On Tuesday, March 22nd, Mr. Crane will be participating in the Exhibitor Seminars with a presentation titled, New Power Inductors for High Frequency DC-DC Converters. The presentation will be held in Room 101A from 1:30 to 2:00 PM and will feature Coilcraft’s new XEL40xx Series of power inductors that feature lower inductance values, fully optimized for high frequency applications. They also offer extremely low DCR (as low as 2.5 mOhms) and ultra-low AC losses, resulting in the highest efficiency across a range of frequencies (2 to 5 MHz).

Mr. Crane will also be presenting in Wednesday’s Industry Session titled: “High Frequency Magnetics; Black Magic, Art or Science?” His talk will cover Selecting Magnetics for High Frequency Converters; Practical Hints and Suggestions for Getting Started. The session is being held from 2:00 to 5:30 PM in Room 201A.

Len Crane has more than thirty years of inductor design and application experience with Coilcraft, serving as Engineering Manager for nineteen years and Technical Marketing Director since 2005. In his present role, Mr. Crane focuses on the application of Coilcraft products; developing application notes and web tools for the optimal selection and use of Coilcraft inductors. He holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Engineering Management from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

For more information about Mr. Crane’s APEC 2016 presentations, contact Len Crane, +1-847-639-6400,

About Coilcraft

Headquartered outside of Chicago in Cary, Illinois, Coilcraft is a leading global supplier of magnetic components including high performance RF chip inductors, power magnetics and filters. In addition to a large selection of standard components, Coilcraft also designs and builds custom magnetics to fit a customer’s exact electrical requirements.

Engineers and buyers consider Coilcraft a preferred supplier because of its reputation for quality, reliable delivery, engineering support and the superior performance of our products. In independent surveys, engineers consistently rank Coilcraft the number one magnetics company they would recommend to a friend.

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