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Chatting with Karen and Rick on Synopsys’ Conversation Central

Just after jumping back into the fray at EE Times last week, I had a chance to talk about what we’re doing and the state of the “social engineer” with two of our industry’s leading communicators and social media mavens: Karen Bartleson and Rick Jamison at Synopsys. Their Conversation Central programming has expanded from its […]

Back at EE Times–What gives?

After three years out of the daily publishing grind, I re-entered the troposphere this week as Products Strategist for EE Times. As my old man used to say, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” (I think he used to say that each year near the end of his one mandatory no-drinking month). I spent the […]

Time well spent?

One in every 4.5 minutes spent online is spent in a social network or in a blog, according to a study released yesterday by Nielsen. That’s engagement. It’s too bad that’s not translating into the engineering B:B space. Semiconductor and EDA companies have invested millions in the past 5-10 years not only revamping their Web […]

The Great (Print-Online) Debate (Cage Match Edition)

In one corner, John Donovan, the crafty veteran (he of low-powerdesign.com), sat eyeing his opponent, rubbing his Everlast gloves together in anticipation; in the other, another crafty veteran, John Reardon, Donovan’s ex-boss at RTC Group, glared, as he shuffled his laced-up, ankle-high shoes on the canvas. In between them sat a third veteran, Rick Jamison, […]

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 […]

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