VITA, the VME trade association has announced that Micro Technology Europe has become a VITA Media Partner (VMP). Although this will probably result in a slight increase in focus on VME and VITA, we don’t see this as a change from the magazine’s current direction as MTE has always been very conscious of the strength of the VME market, particularly in the UK where most of the readers reside. The move may also result in more good quality stories being featured MTE.