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What’s EE Times’ Future Now? (And What’s Ours?)

By now, you’ve probably heard: Two cornerstone editors are leaving EE Times. Peter Clarke (London) and Dylan McGrath (San Francisco) are headed off to different pastures to ply their trade, McGrath to IHS and Peter to parts unknown. Those two guys represent half the core staff of EE Times, with Junko Yoshida and Rick Merritt […]

Engineers and social media: the saga continues

At Design Automation Conference a few weeks ago, I grabbed Joe Hupcey of Cadence and got him in front of our cameras to talk about our favorite shared topic: social media. Joe’s a longtime observer, a healthy-engineer skeptic and a savvy guy when it comes to figuring out what to use when with this unique […]

Do it right or go home

These are my New Year’s resolutions for electronics B:B marketing: 1. Get some new threads. You spent scads of money in the past decade sprucing up your sites from the awkward, pigeon-toed beginnings of the 1990s to something close to Web 2.0. The site consultants said “it’s all about your products.” You took the advice […]

A modest proposal for a new resource in electronics B:B

In my communications and community job at Numetrics, I’m learning lots of new things about how to market and communicate in the electronics B:B space. The main thing I’m learning is that we have few resources in this industry to do our job well. Ours is a unique audience (engineers) and niches within that audience […]

EDN closes the audience gap with EE Times

Update: Note that the Compete.com data cited in this post and the chart come from 2 million Compete.com users in North America. The numbers are not represented as absolutes of EE Times or EDN actual traffic, which a subscription company like Omniture can provide, but as projections. These numbers are only used to show a […]

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 […]

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 […]

DAC, EDA and the Unbearable Lightness of Blogging

Summary: The Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry may be dead (or dormant) but its communications strategies aren’t. Engineer- and corporate-bloggers are finding their way very quickly through the evolving social media world. I pulled up to the Moscone Center for the 46th DAC this week and thought for a moment I was at the wrong […]

The Changing Media Landscape at DAC

Arguably the highlight of this year’s Design Automation Conference (#46, if you’re counting and arguably the first “social media” DAC) was a program put together by Synopsys (kudos to Karen Bartleson, Rick Jamison and Yvette Huygen) called Conversation Central. It had a series of kitchen-table talks from engineer-bloggers and media folks on the changing nature […]

Engineer-bloggers and the future of the electronics conversation

What’s the future of electronics B:B journalism? Look no farther than Harry the ASIC Guy. An engineer by education, experience and passion, Harry Gries is carving for himself a niche in the electronics-design conversation with his eponymous blog, Harry the ASIC Guy (Twitter: @harrytheasicguy). I talked with him recently for a story on social media […]

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