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 Aug 25, 2014

NASA Selects Proposals For Advanced Energy Storage Systems

NASA has selected four proposals for advanced energy storage technologies that may be used to power the agency's future space missions....More
in The Power Plant Aug 19, 2014

Autonomous Valet Parking and Charging Of EVs Proposed For Public Transit

The V-CHARGE consortium, with six partners from four countries, is working on a fully automated parking, and charging, system for electric cars at....More
in The Power Plant Aug 15, 2014

Stanford Study Shows How To Power California With Wind, Water And Sun

A Stanford study finds that it is technically and economically feasible to convert California’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to one powered by....More
in The Power Plant Aug 11, 2014

NIST Shows Ultrasonically Propelled Nanorods Spin Dizzyingly Fast

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed nano motors that rotate 10 times faster than any nanoscale....More
in The Power Plant Aug 04, 2014

Steam From The Sun

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun....More
in The Power Plant Jul 28, 2014

First Direct-Diode Laser Bright Enough to Cut and Weld Metal

Diode lasers — used in laser pointers, barcode scanners, DVD players, and other low-power applications — are perhaps the most efficient,....More
in The Power Plant Jul 22, 2014

University of Cambridge Team Breaks Superconductor World Record

A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team led by University of Cambridge engineers, harnessing the equivalent of....More
in The Power Plant Jul 14, 2014

Using Sand To Improve Battery Performance

Researchers develop low cost, environmentally friendly way to produce sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times....More
in The Power Plant Jul 08, 2014

Power Integrity: Measuring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Power Related Parameters in Electronics Systems

Frequent Power Electronics contributor Steve Sandler has written a comprehensive book that covers major aspects of power supply design....More
in The Power Plant Jul 01, 2014

Engineers Inventing Ourselves Out of Work?

In September 30, 2013 our blog asked “Does Technology Aid the Workforce?” This is similar question that affects engineers....More

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