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 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
in The Power Plant Nov 11, 2014

Electric Vehicle Reaches 75 MPH And Provides 100 Mile Range

Researchers at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) have developed an electric vehicle that combines a reasonable driving range with an....More
in The Power Plant Oct 27, 2014

Roll-to-Roll Flexible Photovoltaics

Flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells over 6 m long and 50 cm wide have been produced by a recent pan European collaborative research and....More
in The Power Plant Oct 23, 2014

Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries Last 20 Years

Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per....More
in The Power Plant Oct 20, 2014

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative Holds 2nd Annual Gathering

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) will hold its annual in-person member meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014....More

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