I met Tom Lawson founder and president of CogniPower at APEC 2013. CogniPower had a small, inconspicuous booth surrounded by giants with huge booths like Vishay. But this company, although small, has a clever concept called “Predictive energy balancing", a novel technique that Bill Morong and Lawson had developed. The big guys are looking closely at it at APEC.
CogniPower introduced their Predictive Energy Balancing audio amplifier here at APEC 2013. Operating on a completely different principle from other switched-mode amplifiers, this new topology offers the efficiency of the most efficient switched-mode amplifiers with the fidelity of a linear amplifier. They enable better sound for cell phones, tablets and portable media players while extending battery life. These amplifiers can be significantly smaller and less expensive than the amplifiers used now. In addition, the technology is scalable from piezo speakers for cell phones to theater speakers.
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