Packet Digital, LLC

Startup Weekend Fargo

Our CEO, Terri Zimmerman, will be speaking at the Startup Weekend Fargo event. The event is March 7-9 and Terri will be speaking the evening of the 7th.Terri Zimmerman

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. Startup Weekend Fargo 2014 will continue to be the region’s largest and most impactful entrepreneurial event.

March 7, 2014

Packet Digital Announces U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force Contract

Fargo, North Dakota – February 10, 2014: Packet Digital, a Tier One member of Defense Alliance’s Advanced Power & Energy Cluster (APC) has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) to reduce power in several Army platforms, including a satellite terminal, a mobile cellular radio system, an IED (improvised explosive device) signal jammer, and a mobile computer. Packet Digital will integrate their PowerSage® Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs) with its patented and award winning On-Demand Power® technology; and the company will also use their power management expertise to add On-Demand Power capabilities into the Army platforms, improving power conversion efficiency and reducing wasted power and heat. The REF harnesses current and emerging technologies to provide rapid solutions to the urgently required capabilities of Army forces employed globally.

About Packet Digital (
Packet Digital, LLC, is a world leader in the advanced power management solutions for portable electronic devices and embedded systems. With its patented On-Demand Power® technology and PowerSage® integrated circuits, Packet Digital extends battery life in portable electronic devices, helping consumer electronics companies and branches of the military develop faster, smarter, smaller products. PowerSage ports to any platform and scales to any architecture or application, from personal electronic devices to data center servers and the power grid. Packet Digital was the 2012 Aviation Week Innovation Challenge Electronics and overall winner, the 2012 Defense Alliance Architect of Defense award winner,  and was recognized by the Department of Defense as a Top 10 Defense Energy Technology Challenge winner.

About the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) (
The Rapid Equipping Force, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, rapidly supports deployed soldiers’ needs to defeat an adaptive enemy. The REF works in daily partnerships with industry, academia, military leaders, and other government agencies to support warfighter requirements. The organization responds to immediate needs in the field and provides readily employable capabilities to enhance lethality and survivability. Using a combination of commercial and government off-the-shelf products and developmental technologies, the REF enables the Army to remain ahead of an adaptive enemy and to save soldiers’ lives.

February 18, 2014

Embedded World Conference: A Series of Successful Launches

Our President and CEO, Joel Jorgenson, reports on his experience taking Packet Digital to the Embedded World Conference:

In February, I had the opportunity to attend the 2013 Embedded World Conference in Nuremberg, Germany as part of Packet Digital’s new forged partnership with SMART Modular. The Embedded World Conference marked the introduction of the EcoMemory product family of memory modules.

EcoMemory modules replace standard JEDEC DDR modules for servers, notebooks, and embedded systems. With Packet Digital’s PowerSage® power management integrated circuits, or PMICs, EcoMemory offers improved performance and substantial power savings.


SMART Modular and Packet Digital had a very impressive set of demonstrations at our booth, showing power savings, temperature reductions, and an interactive calculation that showed how a data center could save over $2 million annually in electrical costs.

The conference surpassed every expectation I had and went past my wildest hopes. Potential customers were enthusiastic about EcoMemory’s capabilities and the impact the power savings and/or performance improvements could bring. The demonstrations worked flawlessly, and the SMART Modular sales force became well trained in showcasing the product. We all meshed extremely well, and the interactions strengthened a great business partnership.

Along with it being a successful conference for Packet Digital, it was also a valuable learning experience for my 17-year-old son, Adam. He was able to tag along and learn about the new advancements in electronics, see cutting edge companies and their new products, and be a part of a technical team demonstrating the EcoMemory line. He left the conference feeling fired up about engineering, technology, and his place in the future workforce.

From the vastly different perspectives of a business partnership, a new product line, and an ambitious teenager thinking about his future, Embedded World was a tremendous success. I believe in the old adage that “success brings about more success,” which means that all three avenues are well on their way for great things. I am just thankful that I had a front row view to see it all happen.

– Joel Jorgenson

April 16, 2013

Awarded 2012 Defense Alliance Architect of Defense

Packet Digital has been presented with the 2012 Architect of Defense award by the Defense Alliance at the fifth annual ceremony held in Minneapolis Minnesota. Packet Digital is the first non-Minnesotan company to be honored with the award. Read more in the press release.

August 1, 2012
July 1, 2012

Packet Digital Highlighted in National Defense Magazine

Read more at the National Defense Magazine website.

April 1, 2012

Packet Digital Partners with Digi-Key Corporation

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and Fargo, North Dakota, USA – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Packet Digital LLC today announced the two companies have signed an agreement in which Digi-Key will be a global distributor of Packet Digital products.

Read more in the press release.

Senator John Hoeven Honors Packet Digital

Senator John Hoeven met with Dr. Joel Jorgenson and Terri Zimmerman after Aviation Week’s Innovation Challenge in Washington DC. Read more on the senator’s website.

March 1, 2012

Packet Digital Wins at Aviation Week’s Innovation Challenge

Packet Digital was annouced the winner in both the Electronics category and the overall event at Aviation Week’s Innovation Challenge in Washington DC. Read more in the press release.

Packet Digital Featured in Semiconductor Times

See the article here.

February 1, 2012