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 Apr 14, 2014

Solar Cell Achieves 25.6% Energy Conversion Efficiency In Lab

Panasonic Corporation announced that it has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6% (cell area3: 143.7 cm²) in its HIT® solar cells, a major....More
in The Power Plant Apr 09, 2014

Liquid Metal Battery Stores Power After Sun Or Wind Retreat

Ambri is employing Liquid Metal Batteries as the basis of a scheme to store power for significantly less than current battery technologies....More
in The Power Plant Apr 03, 2014

Volvo Car Group Tests Road Magnets for Accurate Positioning of Self-Driving Cars

Volvo Car Group has completed a research project using magnets in the roadway to help the car determine its position....More
in The Power Plant Mar 27, 2014

Scientists Build Thinnest-Possible LEDs To Be Stronger, More Energy Efficient

University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics....More
in The Power Plant Mar 24, 2014

Intel Sets Sights on Reinvention of Desktop Computing

Intel revealed its plans for future desktop computing at the recent Game Developer's Conference....More
in The Power Plant Mar 17, 2014

Learn About Power System Transients In New Book

Transients are a nuisance for power system designers that can hamper performance and in the worst case cause damage to equipment. A new book, "Power....More
in The Power Plant Mar 10, 2014

A Look At APEC 2014

This year's Applied Power Electronics Conference And Exposition (APEC), to be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center March 16 through 20, will....More
in The Power Plant Mar 02, 2014

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Show Potential to Extend Electric Vehicle Range

Longer-lasting batteries continue to get the attention from researchers who point out that they could allow electric vehicles to travel longer....More
in The Power Plant Feb 23, 2014

Keithley Unveils 7th Edition Of Low Level Measurements Handbook

Keithley Instruments, Inc. has published its seventh edition of the Low Level Measurements Handbook: Precision DC Current, Voltage, and Resistance....More

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