Power Electronics Technology (PE Tech) magazine announces Bob Mammano, chief power technologist at Texas Instruments Incorporated, is the recipient of the 2 nd annual Lifetime Achievement Award. PE Tech editor David Morrison will present this year’s award at PowerSystems World Expo in Baltimore, Oct. 25-27. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a pioneering individual for his/her technical and business-related accomplishments in the electronics industry.
The September issue of PE Tech chronicles Mammano’s career and industry contributions. Widely recognized as “the father of the PWM controller IC industry,” Mammano is honored for developing the integrated circuit that ushered in the age of switching regulators and switch-mode power supplies. His seminal IC design, the SG1524, and the many variations it inspired, tamed the complexity of SMPSs, shrinking their size and making them cost-effective in countless applications. Mammano also helped shape the analog and power IC businesses as cofounder of Silicon General and the power IC division of Unitrode, and more recently in his role as staff technologist at Texas Instruments.
Last year, PE Tech honored Eric Lidow, founder and chairman of International Rectifier, with the first Lifetime Achievement Award.About Power Electronics Technology
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