Highly-respected editor Paul O’Shea has retired from his role covering power electronics at AspenCore after 37 years in the industry. Paul began his career at Texas Instruments in 1980, a time that he recalls as being “when personal computers were only recently introduced and had hard drives with a mere 5-MB capacity and kilobytes of RAM.” He later went on to become editor for Evaluation Engineering Magazine, the groundbreaking VerticalNet (“It was the dawning of the internet age, and nothing would be the same as a result of the connected user,” he says), ChipCenter (later UBM’s Product Center), and EE Times’ award-winning Power Management DesignLine, which he began in 2004. O’Shea then joined Electronic Products Magazine, originally owned by Hearst and sold to Arrow Electronics in 2014 to become part of the AspenCore network, and in 2016, he launched the Power Electronics News website.

alix-paultrePaul will be replaced by the charismatic journalist Alix Paultre, who recently left Power Systems Design. With extensive experience of the power industry, he is one of the few journalists who could step into the very big gap left by Paul O-Shea, and his enthusiasm for power design literally etched into his body. We wish him all the best in his new role.