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 Mar 28, 2015

Solar Cell Combine Two Types of Photovoltaic Material to Produce More Energy

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material....More
in The Power Plant Mar 19, 2015

Energy Harvesting on the Move

At the recent Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear Tire Rubber Company unveiled a tire whose heat could be transformed into electrical energy to....More
in The Power Plant Mar 13, 2015

Twenty-five Teams From Around the World to Participate in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

The finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Final, a competition of robots and their human supervisors, will be held June 5-6, 2015 in Pomona,....More
in The Power Plant Mar 06, 2015

Clusters of Aluminum Metal Atoms Become Superconductive at Surprisingly High Temperatures

USC scientists may have found materials that make possible a superconductor that works at room temperature....More
in The Power Plant Mar 02, 2015

Business Leaders Say U.S. Commitment to Energy Research Still Insufficient

According to February 2015 report by the American Energy Innovation Council, U.S. funding for energy R&D remains stuck in the mud....More
in The Power Plant Feb 23, 2015

Applied Power Electronics Conference Comes to Charlotte

The exciting world of power electronics will be on show at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, taking place March 15-19 at the....More
in The Power Plant Feb 17, 2015

DOT, FAA Propose New Rules For Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small....More
in The Power Plant Feb 12, 2015

Nidec Develops Drive System Using A Magnet-Less Motor Driven By SiC Based Inverter

  Nidec Corporation announced that the Nidec Research and Development Center has developed a motor-drive system based on a SiC inverter....More
in The Power Plant Feb 09, 2015

Autonomous Drone Assist Firefighters In Tight Naval Vessel Quarters

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon Universitys Robotics Institute have demonstrated the ability of a drone to help fight fires inside naval vessels....More
in The Power Plant Feb 05, 2015

Upgraded Atlas Robot To Go Wireless As Stakes Are Raised For DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

Expanded $3.5 Million prize structure will reward progress made by DRC teams....More

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