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Markt&Technik 40% discount for 40th anniversary issue

24th May 2016 • Leave a comment

Markt&Technik is celebrating its 40th anniversary in issue 26, which will be published June 24th 2016. This special issue will look back at the development of the electronics industry over the last 40 years, and to encourage advertisers they are offering an anniversary discount of 40% off the ratecard prices for all adverts, which may…

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The return of What’s New In Electronics

24th May 2016 • Leave a comment

It’s easy to think that the glory days of the past are gone (particularly if your football team is Ipswich Town). I even dream that perhaps some of the old publications that I read when I was an engineer could return in a format that’s optimised for the new internet economy. That’s not going to happen, is…

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PSD offers online purchase option for smaller campaigns

23rd May 2016 • Leave a comment

It sometimes amazes me that an industry as technical as ours can be slow at adopting new technology. So I was pleased to hear that Power Systems Design is adding online purchasing of advertising as well as easy upload of artwork. Although they will be able to accept credit card or PayPal for any campaign,…

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Electronic Specifier to print 10,000 copies for electronica

23rd May 2016 • Leave a comment

Electronic Specifier is planning a big presence at electronica. They’re electronica’s official pan-European digital media partner and to celebrate it they are printing 10,000 copies of that month’s Electronic Specifier Product magazine. This circulation is in addition to the normal 65,000 digital readers. It is great to see that Electronic Specifier is continuing it’s approach of printing…

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Fare Elettronica and Firmware sold as Inware exits electronics market

23rd May 2016 • Leave a comment

Inware Edizioni has exited the electronics publishing market, selling Fare Elettronica and its other remaining electronics titles to Tecnoimprese/Assodel. This follows the sale of Firmware to Elettronica Open Source last September. Tecnoimprese is the publishing arm of Assodel, the Italian association of electronic distributors and manufacturers, which has a 30-year heritage and represents more than 300 companies….

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PCIM 2016 review – another successful German show

19th May 2016 • Leave a comment

Yet again PCIM proves that trade shows in Germany are not dying: in fact they are doing really well. PCIM 2016 delivered some impressive results: the number of visitors was 10,053 (up over 10% on last year’s figure of 8.976) and there was a total of 436 exhibitors (up slightly from the previous year) and 93…

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New publication, electronics+radio, targets students, hobbyists and makers

16th May 2016 • Leave a comment

Ian Poole, the brains behind the successful Radio-Electronics website has just re-launched a sister publication called electronics+radio. The new site is aimed at students, as well as makers and hobbyists, providing tutorials, reference and insight into a wide range of topics. The design of the site is attractive and engaging, featuring lots of images, and…

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Double Alistair ‘trouble’ at EPD&T and PBSI

16th May 2016 • Leave a comment

Alistair Winning, Editor at EPD&T and PBSI has been joined by Alistair Hookway who takes on the role of assistant editor. Alistair Hookway is new to the industry as a recent graduate from the University of Southampton and has a very keen interest in technology which signals that his arrival at these publications will only…

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New Editor at Design Products & Applications

16th May 2016 • Leave a comment

Paige West, a well-known name amongst the Napier team, has taken over as Editor at Design Products & Applications after a short term as deputy editor. Her promotion to editor has arisen as Les Hunt has decided to focus on his freelance work. Paige entered electronics journalism from outside of the industry and has worked…

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Nick Flaherty Becomes A Permanent Addition To The EE Times Europe Editorial Team

16th May 2016 • Leave a comment

Nick takes over from Paul Buckley as the power editor at EE Times Europe as well as reporting test and measurement news. EE Times Europe is a favourite technology publication of the Napier Team and our clients who have received some excellent coverage. For nearly 25 years, Nick Flaherty an avid technology writer, analyst and…

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Elektronik becomes official publication for VDE/VDI microelectronics group

12th May 2016 • Leave a comment

Elektronik has become the official publication for the VDE/VDI-Society Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering (GMM).  All members of this group will receive a printed copy of Elektronik, and the publication will also be distributed at events. This is an interesting move, and one that should ensure a successful future for the publication. Elektronik has always had…

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UK Embedded Systems Conference Goes From Strength To Strength

6th May 2016 • Leave a comment

We are well and truly into trade show season now and whether we are helping our clients who are exhibiting or organising our own trips to the must see shows, what is clear is that industry shows, especially in the B2B markets are thriving. Take a look at our most recent post about our client…

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Bodo’s Power Systems Partners with New Publication EE Power

5th May 2016 • Leave a comment

Power system design continues to be the electronics sector that is best served by publications with the launch of new digital title EE Power. This new USA-based title was founded by Adam Pitel, who is also the VP of Operations at Magna-Power Electronics, a high-power DC power supply manufacturer. It’s good to see someone who…

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IDTechEx Proves Shows Are Still Important

3rd May 2016 • Leave a comment

Last week I was able to attend the IDTechEx event in Berlin. At the event they combined a number of related shows addressing: Sensors Wearables Electric Vehicles IoT Energy Harvesting and Storage 3D Printing Graphine Printed Electronics IDTechEx is a client, so I was in a positive frame of mind, particularly as I knew we’d…

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15,000 People Visit SMT Hybrid Packaging 2016

30th Apr 2016 • Leave a comment

The organizers of SMT Hybrid Packaging report that 15,000 people attended this year’s event, to see the 420 exhibitors at the show. The full analysis will be available in June, but clearly this event remains the biggest European annual show focused on packaging. Next year’s event will take place from 16th to 20th May 2017,…

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Elektra Awards 2016 open for entries

29th Apr 2016 • Leave a comment

The Elektra Awards, which are now in their 14th year are now open for entries. There are a total of 24 awards up for grabs, which are split into the following four categories: Business Awards Excellence in Design Engineers of the Future Product Technologies Entries will be assess by an independent panel of judges and…

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SELEZIONE DI ELETTRONICA is Getting a Bit Bigger

28th Apr 2016 • Leave a comment

Starting with the June issue, readers of Italian title SELEZIONE DI ELETTRONICA will get a little more for their subscriptions, as the magazine will change format and layout to be 230 x 285 mm. The publishers promise that this slightly bigger format will allow advertisers to present their products in “an even more suggestive format”…

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Electronics Weekly to Hold IoT Conference in September

20th Apr 2016 • Leave a comment

Electronics Weekly will hold its second annual IoT conference on 15th September 2016 at Code Node in London. The event theme is Making IoT work for us. The conference will focus on the following themes: Low power wireless standards such as LTE-M, 802.11x Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, LoRa , Thread, NFC. Temperature, pressure, humidity, acceleration sensors…

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BEEAs Awards 2016 Open For Entries

16th Mar 2016 • Leave a comment

Those of us who have been in the industry a long time will have seen many awards events come and go.  Several publishers and event organisers have launched awards but found it very hard to host successful events.  However one awards event that is going from strength to strength is the British Engineering Excellence Awards…

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Total Lighting joins the MMG Publishing Family

1st Mar 2016 • Leave a comment

Launched in 2005, independent publisher MMG Publishing is responsible for circulating high quality editorial content and advertising opportunities to the electronics industry across the UK, Europe and North America with an online and offline presence across a number of dedicated regional publications under the banner of Electronics Sourcing. In February, it was announced that MMG…

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Embedded World 2016 in Review: The Biggest Ever Show To Date

1st Mar 2016 • Leave a comment

Industry-wide and on a global stage, Embedded World has long been regarded as the number one place to exhibit and visit when it comes to embedded system technologies. This year was no exception. Exhibitor and attendance figures broke new records in this the 14th year of the trade show. Such is its significance within the…

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Fond Farewells and Exciting Handovers at Hüthig

24th Feb 2016 • Leave a comment

After almost 8 years at the helm of Hüthig’s electronics publication empire, Dr Achim Leitner has decided to leave behind the delights and perils of the publishing world, and head back into the industry he has so fondly written about. Although it is a great loss to journalism, we wish Achim every success in his…

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Bill Barron joins OpenSystems Media

12th Feb 2016 • Leave a comment

Well-known industry veteran Bill Barron has been appointed Strategic Account Manager at OpenSystems Media. Prior to joining the OMS Team Bill spent 11 years at Hearst Business Media as VP and Publisher as well as holding positions at PartMiner as CMO and Publisher at CMP. Bill steered Hearst Business Media to a leading position before…

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First Issue of Electronics Sourcing Deutschland Published

11th Feb 2016 • Leave a comment

Electronics Sourcing Deutschland, the new German-language publication in MMG’s “Sourcing” family has just published its first issue. In print. That’s right: a new print title for the already-busy German market. The February 2016 issue of Electronics Sourcing Deutschland (click link to view online) will be distributed to 13,500 readers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with…

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Bill Barron joins OpenSystems Media

11th Feb 2016 • Leave a comment

Well-known industry veteran Bill Barron has been appointed Strategic Account Manager at OpenSystems Media. Prior to joining the OMS Team Bill spent 11 years at Hearst Business Media as VP and Publisher as well as holding positions at PartMiner as CMO and Publisher at CMP. Bill steered Hearst Business Media to a leading position before…

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