Brian Fuller's blog on the media, marketing and content creation

Should More Semiconductor, EDA Startups Look to Kickstarter?

Unless you've been trekking in the Himalayas the past decade, you've noticed a big change in the nature of semiconductor and EDA startups. (And if you have been out wandering, welcome back! There's some cool new mobile technology you're going to want to know about). Semiconductor and EDA startup companies are being funded differently, and, […]

What’s up with EE Times and EDN?

Now that the merger between UBM and Canon Communications is final, we can start to field the questions about what’s up at EE Times and EDN, the latter of which was acquired by Canon earlier this year. Since the deal was first announced, there was some hand-wringing that suggested that the EE Times Group (now […]

A peek at the new EE Times

Come spring, EE Times will be reborn, and Electronic Buyer’s News will be resurrected. That was the message EE Times Group CEO Paul Miller delivered last week during meetings in Irvine, Calif., and Santa Clara, Calif., as he gave audiences a sneak peek at the new network’s look, feel and value propositions. It’s a bold, […]

Marketing old-school

Summary: In building marketing and communications campaigns, great companies don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. The great thing about immersing yourself in social media is that it’s a fantastic, real-time, global source for information especially pertaining to using social media for marketing purposes. The bad thing is it functions as an echo chamber. […]

Two out of three ain’t bad

My choice of women is a lot better than my choice of careers. Eric Savitz from Barron’s warns this week that his career advice is to stay away from chip making, wired phone service and newspapers. Nice! I have had the pleasure of being in two of those three industries. In fact, earlier this decade […]

Great insights from five social media studs

Rick Jamison (Twitter: rickjamison), social media kingpin at Synopsys, has been quietly doing the industry an enormous service with a series of interviews he’s posted to his Synopsys Listening Post blog. Of course you’d expect me to wax lyrically here since he just sweet-talked me into doing one, but I’m a sucker for guys who […]

TechInsights’ latest reorganization

TechInsights, the former CMP Electronics Group, reorganized again last week. The news went largely uncommented on, which, in one sense was not surprising: The company has reorganized in recent years with a frequency by which one could set a watch. However, this one is important because it should, within a very short time frame, show […]

Where’s the media?

I have a unique perch these days: I blog here and other places and am now building a community/social media strategy at Numetrics. I straddle the worlds of media and publicity/marketing, which is not a dull place to be. I’m a big proponent of vendor-as-publisher strategies, and I’ll write more about what we’re doing at […]

The Gig Economy-Part 3

I started writing about the Gig Economy some months ago when the fates waved their wands and directed me to consulting and freelance. That changed dramatically this week when I sat down in a new cube down the Silicon Valley to run communications, community and social media for a specialized software company called Numetrics. While […]

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