Power Systems Design Europe first issue

Congratulations to Bodo Arlt and everyone at AGSD Media Group for what must rate as one of the fastest launches of any magazine. Power Systems Design Europe has published its first issue only a couple of months after work began (Bodo Arlt was editor of PCIM Europe until the magazine closed at the end of 2003). The full issue can be found in pdf format on the website.

Dedicated Systems launches online stats

The great thing about the web is that you can get comprehensive stats showing how many people visit a site and what they read when they get there. The problem is that you have to wait until publishers release these figures (and let's be honest, they tend to only release them when the news is good!). This trend continues with Dedicated Systems who have launched their online media kit, but will only give you the figures for 2003. Not quite the immediacy of information we hoped the web would bring. It will be interesting to see whether any online publisher is confident enough to give access to stats in real time.

Theo van Gelder signed by Bits and Chips

More news from Embedded World is that the well-respected freelance editor Theo van Gelder has started writing for Bits and Chips. Bits and Chips have continued to grow in a very tough market, and this move will further strengthen their editorial capabilities. Theo will continue to work for other titles in the Netherlands, including Electronica.

Electronic Design Europe launches Embedded Design newsletter

Electronic Design Europe have launched their second email newsletter - Embedded Design. Like the sister e-newsletter from ED Europe (Power Design) it offers short news snippets, but does not link to any other information (the ED Europe website is still very much a "work in progress"). Initial sponsors were Metrowerks, Green Hills, CML Microcircuits, Motorola and Radisys.

Huson Media now Selling Findlay Database

Findlay Publications - publishers of New Electronics - has signed a deal that allows Huson to sell the Findlay database. We believe this move is going to have the most effect in the USA, where Huson have a very successful sales office.

Electronique.biz online site announced for France

Groupe Tests, publishers of Electronique and Electronique International Hebdo have announced that they have developed Electronique.biz, a website catering for French design engineers. Until now, there has been limited French-language content, with the main site being that of CIE France. With the capability to draw on editorial from both the monthly design title Electronique and the weekly news title, Electronique International Hebdo, this new site should dramatically improve the options available for French design engineers to find information online.

Power Systems Design Europe to launch in February

Out of the ashes of PCIM Europe, which closed at the end of last year comes Power Systems Design Europe. The editor of PCIM, Bodo Arlt, has teamed up with new publishers (AGS Media Group) to produce a magazine that we believe will have a very similar editorial focus to PCIM Europe. The magazine is likely to launch in February, and promises to have pdf versions of each issue posted to the website.