Sam Davis

Editor-In-Chief, Power Electronics Technology

Sam Davis is editor-in-chief of Power Electronics Technology magazine and website. He has 18 years experience in electronic engineering design and management, six years in public relations and 25 years as a trade press editor. He holds a BSEE from Case-Western Reserve University, and did graduate work at the same school and UCLA. Sam was the editor for PCIM, the predecessor to Power Electronics Technology, from 1984 to 2004. His engineering experience includes circuit and system design for Litton Systems, Bunker-Ramo, Rocketdyne, and Clevite Corporation.. Design tasks included analog circuits, display systems, power supplies, underwater ordnance systems, and test systems. He also served as a program manager for a Litton Systems Navy program.

Sam is the author of Computer Data Displays, a book published by Prentice-Hall in the U.S. and Japan in 1969. He is also a recipient of the Jesse Neal Award for trade press editorial excellence, and has one patent for naval ship construction that simplifies electronic system integration.

Posts by Sam Davis

in The Power Plant Jan 28, 2015

Carbon Nanoballs Boost Efficiency of High Voltage Transmission Cable

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26....More
in The Power Plant Jan 15, 2015

New Law For Superconductors

Mathematical description of relationship between thickness, temperature, and resistivity could spur advances in superconductors....More
in The Power Plant Jan 13, 2015

Book Review: Analog Circuit Design Volume 3

Analog Circuit Design Volume 3 provides hundreds of Linear Technology’s Design Notes for analog subjects ranging from power management and mixed....More
in The Power Plant Jan 05, 2015

Tesla Updates its Roadster to Achieve 400 Mile Range on a Single Charge

;Tesla Motors will employ several improvements that are predicted to achieve a 40-50% improvement on range between the original Roadster and the new....More
in The Power Plant Dec 16, 2014

Researchers Clear Hurdles Toward a New Kind of 2-D Microchip Using Different Electron Properties

New findings from a team at MIT and other institutions could provide a pathway toward a kind of two-dimensional microchip that would make use of a....More
in The Power Plant Dec 08, 2014

Book Review: Devices For Electronic Systems, Rechargeable Batteries And Supercapacitors

A book authored by Nihal Kularatna and faculty members of the School of Engineering, The University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand) describes....More
in The Power Plant Dec 02, 2014

Revolutionary Solar-friendly Form Of Silicon Shines

A team of Carnegie Institution (Washington, D.C.) scientists led by Timothy Strobel has synthesized an entirely new form of silicon that could....More
in The Power Plant Nov 24, 2014

Researchers Use a Small Voltage to Switch a Material’s Magnetic Properties

MIT researchers say a new development could ultimately be used to control a material’s properties other than magnetism, including reflectivity....More
in The Power Plant Nov 18, 2014

Queensland University of Technology Leading Charge For Panel-Powered EV

Researchers from QUT's Battery Interest Group developed supercapacitor technology intended for EV body panels.Philosophy of Topology and Components....More
in The Power Plant Nov 13, 2014

The Piezotronic Effect In Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide

Research groups from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Columbia Engineering described the mechanical generation of electricity from two-....More

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