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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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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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Cision enhances its Communications, Social Media and Analytics offerings by Acquiring PR Newswire

17th Dec 2015 • Leave a comment

In December 2015 – Cision, a global media intelligence company announced its agreement to acquire PR Newswire, an American based company offering products that help communicators create, optimise, distribute and measure content across traditional, digital, mobile and social platforms. This acquisition will help to create a global leader of communications software and services. By merging…

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Elektroniikkalehti rebrands to ETN

16th Dec 2015 • Leave a comment

Elektroniikkalehti, published weekly, is a Finnish online publication focused on the electronics industry. The magazine has been covering high tech news and electronics in Finnish for more than two years and felt it was time for a refresh by announcing a name change from Elektroniikkalehti to ETN.   They are staying close to their roots…

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AspenCore acquires ICC Media

10th Dec 2015 • Leave a comment

Aspencore has quietly acquired ICC Media, creating a European publisher in the Arrow media empire. The fact that Arrow is building a network of publications around the world is not a surprise – it seemed unlikely that their move into publishing would ignore the European market. However it is interesting that they have not made…

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Call for Papers – E&E Kompendium

6th Dec 2015 • Leave a comment

Authors have been invited to submit proposals for the E&E Kompendium 2017, the annual reference book for German electronics engineers. Submissions are invited on a wide range of topics, including The main “trend topic” – Automotive Active components and microcontrollers Passive components Embedded Systems Design tools and software Optoelectronics and displays Electromechanics and connectors Power supply…

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New Editor, New Era for CIE Magazine

19th Nov 2015 • Leave a comment

Multimedia Journalism graduate Amy Wallington begins her Editorial career at CIE Magazine. After graduating university in 2015 having specialised in print and online journalism, Amy is new to the world of Electronics. Heading up her own Radio show for BRFM she is no stranger to carving out an audience and immersing herself in the community….

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New UK electronics hardware exhibition

16th Nov 2015 • Leave a comment

Energi Technical has announced a new UK show, H/WExpo, that will run alongside The UK Device Developers’ Conference, in Cambourne near Cambridge on the 27th and 28th April 2016. The new event focusses on board development, hardware validation and production testing, and will include vendors of technologies such as:] Circuit design tools PCB design tools Test and instrumentation…

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Data Protection ‘Safe Harbor’ Agreement Rejected, January 2016 Datageddon Looms

26th Oct 2015 • Leave a comment

The European Court of Justice has struck down the Safe Harbor agreement that allows organisations to transfer data from the EU to the USA, a ruling that follows the US authorities’ mass surveillance activities of European citizens, leaked by Edward Snowden back in 2013. Established in November 2000, Safe Harbor is a policy agreement between…

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Joe Bush Will Take Over Editorship at Electronic Specifier Design

23rd Oct 2015 • Leave a comment

After almost eight years as editor at Electrical Engineering Magazine and CIE Magazine, Joe Bush will join Electronic Specifier Design as editor. He will take over editorship from Phil Ling, who is focusing on his own publication, Enginuity Europe. Electronic Specifier Design is a monthly digital magazine for the electronics design industry. Nat Bowers will…

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Phil Ling Launches Enginuity Europe

20th Apr 2015 • Leave a comment

Popular journalist, Phil Ling’s publishing company, Cassidy Communications, has launched Enginuity Europe, a new publication that will focus on video content. The Enginuity Europe media pack promises: Enginuity Europe’s approach is to combine engineering experience and journalist skills, to conduct hands-on evaluations of technology, creating truly unique content that represents a new era in B2B…

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Arrow buys Hearst Electronics Group: are distributors the future for publications?

18th Feb 2015 • Leave a comment

Whilst it appears to have been an open secret that Hearst was keen to offload its technology titles, it does come as a bit of a surprise that Arrow is the company that has stepped in to buy them. Whilst owned media continues to grow in importance, picking up titles such as Electronic Products, EEWeb,…

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Dr. Dobbs to close. Is this the end of the (B2B publishing) world?

17th Dec 2014 • Leave a comment

I shouldn’t be shocked by publications closing: there have been so many good titles fall by the wayside recently. But Dr. Dobbs? How can UBM possibly have made the decision to close it? (If you’ve never been involved in software development, just ask an engineer to find out how highly this publication is valued). Dr….

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Electronic Specifier to host round-table on security at electronica

18th Oct 2014 • Leave a comment

ElectronicSpecifier will be hosting an Industry Round-Table at electronica 2014, the 26 International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications in Messe Munich, Germany, 11th to 14th November. The Round-Table will take place on Wednesday 12 in the electronica Forum Area in Hall A3. There will be two 90-minute sessions taking place between 10:00…

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PCIM South America 2014 attracts around 300 experts

17th Oct 2014 • Leave a comment

Around 300 specialists attended PCIM South America from 14 – 15 October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil, to find out more about trends and current applications and solutions within power electronics. The key topics of the conference concentrated on applications for electrical vehicles, requirements for power converters and solutions regarding electrical drives. During the four…

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EMC Live 2014

4th Oct 2014 • Leave a comment

EMC LIVE is a brand new, online three day event hosted by Interference Technology. Featuring practical information and topics, this event will include roundtables, webinars and videos on everything EMC-related, and there’s no cost to attend. It’s happening on 14th to 16th October 2014. This will be a great event targeted at electronic, mechanical, and…

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Unprecedented turnout at electronica India and productronica India

2nd Oct 2014 • Leave a comment

At the recent electronica India and productronica India event there was a huge increase in turnout and a record in participation. This clearly reflects the optimism of the electronics components and the electronics manufacturing industry. In total 13,906 visitors attended the trade fairs in Bengaluru, which is 20 % more than its previous edition.  With…

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