Digital Power Forum Announces Major Expansion

May 31, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

The 2006 Digital Power Forum (DPF '06), to be held from September 18 through 20, will feature a significantly expanded technical content, including an entire afternoon devoted to system-level issues when implementing digital power management solutions. Furthermore, DPF '06 is adding an entirely new second track of papers focused on digital energy management and power management in enterprise-level installations and related digital equipment. The afternoon sessions related to system-level implementation of digital power management are being organized in cooperation with the PMBus™ Organization. The new track on digital energy management at the facilities level is being organized in cooperation with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Program.

"Adding a second track of papers to the Digital Power Forum is a huge step. It will enable us to reach a larger and more diverse audience. The afternoon sessions devoted to system–level issues will further strengthen what has become the industry's leading conference on this rapidly emerging area of technology." stated Jeff Shepard, President of Darnell Group. "DPF '06 will be a showcase for the latest developments in digital energy management in mission-critical facilities, as well as system-level power management and power conversion products and technologies."

Reflecting this broader scope, DPF '06 has an expanded Advisory Committee including representatives from AMD, Analog Devices, Artesyn, Astec, Coldwatt, Energy Star, Fairchild Semiconductor, IBM, Intel, International Rectifier, Power-One, Primarion, ST™Microelectronics, Texas Instruments, Tyco Electronics and Zilker Labs.

Darnell Group Inc. and PowerPulse.Net are the organizers of DPF '06. This focused three-day international conference will serve an audience of decision makers who are interested in learning about and contributing to the latest practical advancements related to the use of digital power control techniques in electronic systems and in power converters, and digital energy management and power management in enterprise-level installations and related digital equipment. Delegates will have an opportunity to meet and talk with top executives and technical professionals of leading electronic equipment companies as well as key technical and management professionals in the power conversion and semiconductor industries. DPF '06 will include exhibits, technical sessions, seminars, networking opportunities, and more.

EDN Magazine is the official media sponsor for the Digital Power Forum. Platinum Sponsors for DPF '06 include: ROAL Electronics, Primarion, Texas Instruments, PMBus™Organization, Power-One, EnergyStar, and AMD.