Design & Verification has appointed Andreas Donner as the editor, but he will not be starting until June. He has a a technicla background in electronica, but most recently recently he was editing Computer Guide, a German newsstand publication. This appointment reflects the high level of commercial awareness at Publish Industry Verlag, who have successfully fought their way into the incredibly competitive German electronics publishing market, despite having to achieve most of their growth during a horrid down-cycle.