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 Nov 24, 2014

Researchers Use a Small Voltage to Switch a Material’s Magnetic Properties

MIT researchers say a new development could ultimately be used to control a material’s properties other than magnetism, including reflectivity....More
in The Power Plant Nov 18, 2014

Queensland University of Technology Leading Charge For Panel-Powered EV

Researchers from QUT's Battery Interest Group developed supercapacitor technology intended for EV body panels.Philosophy of Topology and Components....More
in The Power Plant Nov 13, 2014

The Piezotronic Effect In Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide

Research groups from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Columbia Engineering described the mechanical generation of electricity from two-....More
in The Power Plant Nov 11, 2014

Electric Vehicle Reaches 75 MPH And Provides 100 Mile Range

Researchers at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) have developed an electric vehicle that combines a reasonable driving range with an....More
in The Power Plant Oct 27, 2014

Roll-to-Roll Flexible Photovoltaics

Flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells over 6 m long and 50 cm wide have been produced by a recent pan European collaborative research and....More
in The Power Plant Oct 23, 2014

Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries Last 20 Years

Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per....More
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

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