b'Engineer Innovation | InterviewInterview Taking the guesswork out of high-tech charger designSimcenter 3D Electromagnetics helps Salcomp shorten the development cycle by 20%Smart phone charger market leaderIndustry insiders know Salcomp as the Salcomp reduces a six monthglobal leader in smart phone and tablet development cycle to five months bychargers. Originally founded in Salo, implementing the new Simcenter 3DFinland in 1973, Salcomp has produced Electromagnetic solution in its designapproximately 4 billion phone chargers process to deliver performance withinover the past three decades, making the physical size restrictions company a true pioneer in its field. Today, the company has a 520 million-The simple smart phone charger: theypiece annual production capacity and can be found everywhere, in our cars, inapproximately 16,000 employees our offices, in our kitchens A reliable,worldwide. Many of these developments working charger is required for all kindsat Salcomp have happened under the of devices: smart phones, tablets,guidance of Lauri Puranen, an engineer headphones, ear budsthese mightworking on charger design who has take the form of smart charging station,been with the company since 2010. Lauri or more likely a jumble or wires and lastis based in Shenzhen, China (Salcomp generation chargers. It is safe to assumerelocated from Finland, following their that there are a significant number ofacquisition by Lingyi iTech) and is chargers out there, but who designsresponsible for planar transformer and makes all these chargers? technology development.86'