Intel Corp. Wireless Power System Improvement
- Su-Field Analysis Application
This case study represents a real world application of TRIZ in the personal electronics space. In 2010 Intel Labs in Seattle Washington requested consultation for the purpose of improving the effectiveness of their operational wireless power system. This case study will discuss the background to, and the boundary conditions of, the study as well as the problem modeling and solution generation tools utilized in the project. More specifically, the case study will show how Su-Field modeling can be extracted from a system Functional Model and demonstrated how the resulting Standard Inventive Solution application can created a term structured roadmap of solution concepts.
David Conley received his BS of Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University and his Masters of Finance from the University of New Mexico. As an US Air Force Officer he performed plasma physics and space nuclear propulsion research and served at Los Alamos and Brookhaven National Laboratories and on NASA’s Nuclear Safety Review Panel. His private sector experience includes Johnson and Johnson, Philips Semiconductor and Intel Corporation. Employed at Intel Corporation from 1995 until 2012 David held a variety of engineering and management roles including the Chair of the Technology Manufacturing Group’s Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) program and was also the President of Intel’s International TRIZ Association Corporate Chapter. David is now a private consultant in the discipline of systematic innovation providing training and project support for clients worldwide. Certified as a Level 4 TRIZ Specialist by the International TRIZ Association (MATRIZ), David’s contributions to the field of systematic innovation include: technical, business and computational system development, improvement and problem solving, methodology development and training, program integration and serving on the Executive Board and the Certification Committee of the US based Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies. Further, he has executed TRIZ analyses and projects across a wide variety of industries and disciplines and has supported the execution of hundreds of student problems associated with his TRIZ training sessions. David has broad international business and engineering experience and lives in New Mexico, USA with his wife and three sons.