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 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
in The Power Plant Oct 17, 2014

Precious Scrap Metal Recycling: Myth Or Fact?

Scrap metal recycling has been around for sometime. We’ve come to a stage where people understand that it’s not just desirable, but also necessary to....More
in The Power Plant Oct 16, 2014

'Smart' Lithium-Ion Battery Warns Of Potential Fire Hazards

Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames....More
in The Power Plant Oct 09, 2014

Now It Comes to Light: The Lightbulb Industry Was Once A Cartel

Collusion in the lightbulb industry dates back dates back almost 100 years, according to an IEEE Spectrum article....More
in The Power Plant Oct 03, 2014

Brain-like Chip Could Revolutionize Computing

Steve Hamm of IBM describes a new technology with the potential of revolutionizing computer systems. This technology employs a SyNAPSE chip that has....More
in The Power Plant Sep 29, 2014

Researchers Design Circuits That Function at Temperatures Over 350 °C

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have designed integrated circuits that can survive at temperatures greater than 350 degrees Celsius - or....More
in The Power Plant Sep 22, 2014

Alcatraz Escapes A Power Crisis

Microgrid system provides clean power for Alcatraz and its environment....More
in The Power Plant Sep 15, 2014

Enhanced Sodium-Beta Batteries Boost Performance, Cut Cost for Large-Scale Energy Storage

A new material developed by the DoE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) promises to enable utilities to store large amounts of renewable....More
in The Power Plant Sep 08, 2014

IEEE Sponsoring Power Supply On Chip Workshop

IEEE will sponsor a workshop early next month that focuses on integration of electrical power converters for multiple applications, and accessing a....More
in The Power Plant Sep 02, 2014

Space Station Robotic Technology to Aid Pediatric Surgeons

Space-inspired robotics are poised to lending a helping arm to pediatric doctors for children who require intensive surgical care....More

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