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PSD offers online purchase option for smaller campaigns

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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,…

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

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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,…

PSD launches German language multimedia content

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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.

Get a space flight by contributing to open source

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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…

Marcus Plantenberg appointed by PSD as sales director for DACH

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Marcus Plantenberg has joined Power Systems Design (PSD) as Sales Director for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH). this is a positive move, strengthening the title’s European presence although editorial control remains in the USA. Marcus is an experienced media representative, adding PSD to the other publications he represents, including SupplyFrame and the design publications of…

EDN launches tablet edition

Friday, June 6th, 2014

EDN has launched a tablet edition of the publication. Whilst many consumer publications have successfully adopted tablet formats, publications for electronics design engineers have been slow to make the move to iPad and Android, and typically have relied on browser-based digital editions. The tablet version of EDN certainly looks nice. It’s laid out specifically for…

Why did B2B publishers fail to create the next generation of online content?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

There’s a refreshingly honest interview with Frank Anton, vice chairman of US publisher Hanley Wood on, where he admits that B2B publishers in the USA “missed the boat” when they failed to make use of their data and industry knowledge. Hanley Wood was a particularly clear case, as they have housing industry publications, a…

All I want for Christmas is print…

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Power Systems Design North America (PSDNA) will increase its print frequency from six issues a year to 10, matching the sister title Power Systems Design Europe (PSDE). Whilst the publishers haven’t said this, I suspect the editorial content of the two titles will get even closer, ultimately resulting in a single product that effectively allows…

MMG appoints new editorial assistant and increases frequency in USA

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Natalie Freeman has been appointed editorial assistant for Electrical Sourcing, and will work on the title from launch. Congratulations to Natalie for this well-deserved promotion. Like the best British pop star, MMG Publishing also appears to be succeeding in the USA, and following a successful inaugural North American ES Live event, a second will be…

Electronics Sourcing plans Boston event

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

With the UK ES LIVE event featuring 91 exhibitors and delivering an impressive 57% growth in 2013, the team at Electronics Sourcing has decided to expand their ambitions to the USA. Their first American event will be ES LIVE Boston, which will be held on 3rd October 2013. It will be a free one-day networking…

EE Times relaunches as a community site

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

On 1st July, EE Times relaunched as UBM Tech’s first community site. Later this year Light Reading and InformationWeek will follow suit. UBM’s goal for the community sites is to give tech decision-makers access to peer-based insights through moderated discussions, blogs and social media. This is an interesting move, and may prove challenging to realise….

Bodo’s Power to print in USA

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Is print dead? Well in Europe there is clearly a market for it, with many readers still preferring this format, and it appears that even in the USA print might still have a future. Bodo’s Power has been steadily growing its print circulation in North America, from a few hundred in 2006 to over 5000…

Custom electronic magazines from OpenSystems Media

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

OpenSystems Media has announced their Custom E-mag Initiative, which gives clients the chance to create their own branded, lead-generating digital magazine. OpenSystems Media will create an interactive digital publication, including white papers, product and company video clips, display ads, topical articles, hyperlinks to additional resources, social media interfaces, and product announcements. A demo is available…

What’s going on at UBM?

Friday, April 12th, 2013

I normally try to focus on the European electronics media, but the changes across the pond at UBM Electronics are so far-reaching that I thought I should discuss them in Napier News. I’m on my way back from holiday, so haven’t seen what anyone else has said, but have a 13-hour flight to think about…

Cliff Keys leaves Darnell

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Cliff Keys has left Darnell, a publisher Cliff joined about six months ago. This leaves Darnell without a European editor, which may make their push into Europe more difficult if they cannot find a suitable replacement. We understand that Cliff is planning to focus on freelance writing, although we are sure that a number of…

OpenSystems Media appoints Huson as European sales representative

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

OpenSystems Media, publishers of titles including Embedded Computing Design, Military Embedded Systems, Industrial Embedded Systems, PC/104 & Small Form Factors, VITA Technologies, xTCA & CompactPCI Systems, EDA Digest and DSP-FPG, has announced the appointment of Huson International Media as their exclusive European sales representative. This is a great move for OpenSystems Media, who have been…

Ron Friedman appointed to sell ElectronicWorld titles in the USA

Friday, October 26th, 2012

ElectronicWorld Publishing, the publishers of EIU Magazine,, and their associated newsletters has appointed Ron Friedman to cover advertising sales in North America.

Power publishers win sailing national championships

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Congratulations to Jim and Julia Graham, publishers of the Power Systems Design family of titles, who won the US S33 nationals in Renegade. The event was held in Oyster Bay, New York and was hosted by Sagamore Yacht Yacht Club. Jim is second from the right in the back row, whilst Julia is in the…

Cliff Keys Joins Darnell as Associate Publisher

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

It’s only a couple of weeks after Cliff Keys left PSDE, but he already has a new role – as associate publisher at Darnell, where he will be responsible for increasing the European market presence of Darnell’s titles including, the PowerPulseDaily email,, the SmartGridElectronicsDaily email and the associated conferences and forums. It’s great… goes social

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

The new site has launched and the focus is on social. It’s an interesting move, with stories ranked by number of comments as well as a most recent stories feed. I have to say I’m not convinced by the move. Adding social elements to a publication’s site is a good move, but we also…

Penton merges mechanical and electronic publishing into single group

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Penton Media has formed the Design Engineering and Sourcing Group, combining several Penton brands including Electronic Design, Electronic Design Europe, Machine Design and Source ESB. By merging mechanical and electronic titles, Penton claim they will be able to target the entire design engineering team (and they underlined “entire” in the press release so it must…

OpenSystems Media hires Jim Turley for embedded webcasts

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Jim Turley is a big name in the world of processors and embedded design, and a great addition to the OpenSystems Media (OSM) team. Interestingly Jim has been hired to moderate webcasts: the popularity of webcasts seems to continue to grow in our industry, and the appointment of someone as well-known as Jim specifically for…

EMC website updates

Friday, May 4th, 2012

You’ve got to be good to be able to survive as a publisher in today’s challenging market, and if you are focused on a niche, then you need to be outstanding. Interference Technology is a great example of how focus can produce results: their international journal of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is well known, and recently…

Cliff Keys leaves Power Systems Design

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

We understand that Cliff Keys has left his role at AGS Media, where he edited Power Systems Design Europe, its US sister publication and the Power Systems Design website. Whilst this doesn’t come as a complete surprise, it’s disappointing that the appointment of Joshua Israelsohn has been offset so quickly by Cliff’s departure, but hopefully…

Power Systems Design hires new editor for US edition

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

AGS Media, publisher of Power Systems Design has appointed Joshua Israelsohn as Editor-in-Chief of the magazine’s North America edition and of Joshua has extensive experience, having held various editorial roles in his 25-year industry career, including writing for EDN magazine’s worldwide editions, ECN China and Asia, EPN magazine (Europe), and to and…