Google, IBM, and EPRI Among the Plenary Speakers at DPF ’07

July 19, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

The Darnell Group’s Digital Power Forum (DPF ’07) will feature a significantly expanded technical content, including an entire day dedicated to facilities energy management and system-level issues when implementing digital power solutions. Speakers at the Plenary Sessions will represent the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Google, IBM, Fairchild Semiconductor, Ericsson Power Modules, Laurence Berkeley Laboratories, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Program, and Zilker Labs.

DPF ’07 includes a dedicated track of papers focused on digital energy management and power management in enterprise-critical installations and related digital equipment. Two extended sessions related to system-level implementation of digital power management are being organized in cooperation with the PMBus™ Organization. DPF ’07 will be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott on September 10 – 12.

Paul Rako, Technical Editor with EDN Magazine will moderate a Roundtable Discussion titled: "Can Digital Power Really Deliver Improved Efficiency?" that is sure to be a highlight of this year’s Forum. In addition to the plenary, speakers in the general sessions will represent: Analog Devices, ANCIS, APC/MGE, CamSemi, ColdWatt, Dell Computers, Delta Electronics, Emerson Network Power, EnerNOC, EPCOS, Ericsson Power Modules, General Electric, Intel, Intersil, iWatt, M-Flex, OnScreen Technologies, Primarion, ROAL Electronics, Texas Instruments, Vicor, Zilker Labs and others.

Among the papers being presented: "Digital Power Management and Power Control and its Impact on the Industry," by Randy Malik, IBM (Plenary Session); "Climate Savers Computing Initiative," by Bill Weihl, Google (Plenary Session); "PMBus™ Application Profiles," by George Richard, Dell Computers (PMBus Session); "Energy Efficiency Design Criteria for UPS Systems," by Brad Thrash, GE Power Quality (Mission Critical Facilities Track); and "Intelligent Energy Management for Improved Power System Efficiency," by Ericsson Power Modules (Power Conversion Track).

DPF ’07 is organized by Darnell Group and PowerPulse.Net. 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 and anticipated future developments related to digital power management in electronic systems and the use of digital control techniques in power converters. 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 ’07 will include exhibits, technical sessions, seminars, networking opportunities, and more.

Reflecting this broader scope, DPF ’07 has an expanded Advisory Committee including representatives from Analog Devices, Artesyn, Astec, Coldwatt, Energy Star, Fairchild Semiconductor, IBM, Infineon Technologies, Intel, IXYS, Maxim, Microchip, NXP, Power-One, Primarion, STMicroelectronics, SynQor, Texas Instruments, Tyco Electronics and Zilker Labs. EDN Magazine is the official media sponsor for DPF ’07. The Institute for Data Center Professionals is a supporting sponsor for DPF ’07.