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 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
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

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