Publishers in the electronics industry continue to prove that print magazines are refusing to die quietly. Hanser has announced the launch of a new title, MED engineering, which is aimed at designers and developers.

Th publication will launch in November with issues available at electronica 2010 and ComPaMED (17 to 19:11:10, Düsseldorf). In 2011 six issues will be published in German, and we’re promised an English language version by the end of 2011.

I’m always pleased to see new publications launch, and perhaps this is an indication of what might happen to magazines in the future: we may see fewer electronics titles, but I think it’s likely that there will be more vertical publications that include electronic design in their remit. With distribution costs falling as digital magazines are finally a competitive option, we may see the launch of many more vertical titles.