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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 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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Electronica India 2014 and Productronica India 2014 to feature extensive technical programs

6th Sep 2014 • Leave a comment

Electronica India 2014 and Productronica India 2014 have announced they will be highlighting technology innovations and recent developments in the electronics manufacturing sector. With participation from leading companies from the electronics hardware industry, the opportunity to witness the changing landscape of the sector is one that cannot be missed by the stakeholder community. The trade…

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Introducing the new electronics Spanish magazine

2nd Sep 2014 • Leave a comment

Nueva Electrónica, a restyled monthly magazine has released their first edition that provides innovative information and projects on various aspects of electronics, including embedded, digital, analog and Wireless. More specifically, the magazine is geared towards those who work in Research and Development labs and Technical Departments of small and medium sized companies, as well as…

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National Electronics Week and Vehicle Electronics Magazine

28th Aug 2014 • Leave a comment

Vehicle Electronics Magazine has joined as a partner at National Electronics Week and will be providing a conference within the Embedded and Software Zone. The conference will look specifically at ‘Driver Assistance and the Move towards Autonomous Vehicles’ in the Embedded and Software zone as part of next year’s National Electronics Week in Birmingham, UK….

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PSD launches German language multimedia content

27th Aug 2014 • Leave a comment

Power System Design (PSD) has launched some online content in German language. This section of the site will be populated with videos and podcasts, many of which will showcase the impressive language skills of editor, Alix Paultre. You can view the German Multimedia department here.

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Embedded Masterclass returns to NEC in 2014

3rd Aug 2014 • Leave a comment

After joining forces with National Electronics Week 2014, Embedded Masterclass will return to the NEC with National Electronics Week 2015 from 21st-22nd April. Embedded Masterclass is a dedicated engineering design conference for the embedded community. The 2015 event will grow on the first year’s performance by offering to create a strong marketing platform for electronics…

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Call for papers – Smart Systems Integration 2015

10th Jul 2014 • Leave a comment

The organisers of Smart Systems Integration (SSI) 2015, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 11th to 12th March 2015, have issued a call for papers. Submissions are invited in a variety of categories. Applications that can be addressed in papers include: Smart mobility Smart health Smart energy Smart society Smart production The other…

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Weka to publish official show daily for SPS IPC Drives 2014

4th Jul 2014 • Leave a comment

The official show daily for SPS IPC Drives will be published by the editorial teams from Weka titles Computer&AUTOMATION, Elektronik and Markt&Technik. It’s great to see Weka again supporting this event, which will be held from 25th to 27th November, especially in an electronica year, which places even greater demands on the journalists during that…

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Elektronik automotive to stage two events on 24 September 2014

3rd Jul 2014 • Leave a comment

On 24th September 2014, Elektronik automotive will stage two parallel congresses at the Landshut University in Germany: the Wiring Harness Congress and the Automotive Software Congress. The magazine will also publish a special issue focussed on Wiring Harness and Vehicle Electrical Systems on September 19th. The events will address a variety of automotive topics, including:…

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Elektra Awards 2014 deadline slips to 11th July

30th Jun 2014 • Leave a comment

Nice to see some consistency – the traditional extension of the Elektra Awards deadline means that this year you don’t need to get your entries in until Friday 11th July. Good luck!

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IET to close Flipside

30th Jun 2014 • Leave a comment

Sadly the IET has decided to close its magazine for teenagers, Flipside. The last issue will be out in early July. This is disappointing news. Although it is clearly difficult for an organisation to keep such a publication running – I’m sure they probably made a loss from it – I hate to see publications…

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Danish title redesigns to provide more options for advertisers

27th Jun 2014 • Leave a comment

Danish title Elektronik & Data * has redesigned it’s online presence, providing more opportunities for advertisers. Banner sizes have been significantly increase and there is now an opportunity to place white papers and brochures on the home page. The site has also introduced “Product Links”, which can be thought of as an “intelligent directory” –…

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NEW to continue collaboration with PXI Show in 2015

27th Jun 2014 • Leave a comment

Good news for anyone who is interested in test and instrumentation: the PXI Show confirmed today that it will again run alongside National Electronics Week at The NEC, Birmingham from 21st – 22nd April 2015. The PXI Show will also introduce a dedicated breakout area in addition to stand space in 2015. Exhibitors will have…

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Get a space flight by contributing to open source

27th Jun 2014 • Leave a comment

OK, I have to admit that this is a pretty cool prize. The Hackaday Prize will give one lucky [talented] engineer a chance to take a trip into space. SupplyFrame, the guys behind Hackaday, will let the winner go into space using a carrier of their choice (wow, are we really in a world where…

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