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PCIM organisers optimistic

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The organisers of PCIM are optimistic that this year’s show will be better than ever. They’ve announced that there are already 400 exhibitors, a slight increase over last year but a significant jump from 2012 when there were 365. With a number of clients at the show, we’re certainly looking forward to PCIM 2014.

Electronic Specifier launches German-language website

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Electronic Specifier has launched a new German-language website, The Electronic Specifier team has demonstrated their approach works with the current English and French websites, and it is good to see continued ambition to grow and expand. In Germany, the competition from other publishers is intense: certainly far greater than France, where there are few…

Weka MEDIA SUMMIT 2014 to be held during embedded world

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

The 8th Weka MEDIA SUMMIT will be held on 26th February during embedded world. The keynote, discussing 10 great trends in marketing communications, will be presented by Dr. Matthäus Hoseand Prof. Dr. Matthias Spörrle. There will also be time for networking. You’ll have to be able to speak German to attend. If you would like…

Elektronik wins VDE award

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Congratulations to Gerhard Stelzer, editor in chief of Elektronik on his VDE (German Electronic and Electrical Association) award in the “Technical Media” category. WEKA FACHMEDIEN GmbH, publishers of Elektronik, also won the VDE Technology Media Prize – the second time the publisher has received this award.

Contribute to the E&E Compendium

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The E&E Kompendium 2015, the German electronics industry’s equivalent of the Beano annual (email me for an explanation if you don’t live in the UK) has issued a call for technical papers. It’s a unique publication, giving brands in our industry the chance to have a presence in an annual reference book that is used…

Weka to publish show daily for embedded world

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Weka will again publish the show daily for Embedded World in 2014. Whilst this is a long-standing arrangement, it’s still great to see a publisher committing to support events with printed show dailies.

Weka launches online guide to advertising formats

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

It can be very hard to remember which advertising formats are available for every publication in the European electronics media. So was nice to see an initiative from Weka to launch an online guide to the different formats offered on electronic net and the other publications. To access the advertising “showroom” simply append /media/showroom to…

E&E International reaches 65,000 readers

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Whilst the value of local publications can’t be underestimated, there is a strong demand for international electronics publications that offer something a little different. The success of E&E international is a great example of this: with a circulation of 65,000 copies (50,000 digital, 15,000 pint) and now moving to four issues per year in 2014,…

productronica sees rise in international visitors

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

The organisers of productronica 2014 have announced that about 38,000 visitors from 83 countries attended the event. This is a slight fall in total visitor numbers from 2011, but the number of international visitors increased again. This year, over half the visitors (52%) were from outside Germany, with the Russian Federation, China and Turkey driving…

Visitors to PCIM loved the show

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The results of PCIM’s satisfaction survey is out, and a remarkable 99% of the 7,883 visitors would recommend attending the show. 95% of the visitors achieved their objectives in attending PCIM, and 93% plan to return next year. Whilst these surveys are never perfect, there is no doubt that the visitors to PCIM love the…

electronica absorbs hybridica

Friday, September 13th, 2013

In 2014, electronica will add hybrid components to the exhibition portfolio, as Messe München discontinues hybridica as a separate brand.

Positive response to ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS digital compendia

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

When publishers create innovative ways to reach the audience, it’s often hard to know how well they work, particularly if you don’t participate. So it was great to get some specific results from ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS about their latest digital compendium, which covered PCB technology and design. The idea is to publish the best articles on a…

productronica to focus on reliability and sustainability

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

There will be a number of "special shows" within the huge electronics manufacturing event, productronica, this year.  VDMA productions will host a special "Blue Competence" stand showing examples of sustainable manufacturing. The idea behind "Blue Competence" is: Only sustainable, innovative production technologies can ensure recyclable, environmentally compatible and energy-efficient products that conserve resources – that…

Call for papers: PCIM 2014

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

The call for papers for PCIM 2014, which will be held on 20th to 22nd of May 2014, is now open. Deadline for submissions is 15th October 2013.

Call for papers: Smart Systems Integration 2014

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The Smart Systems Integration 2014 call for papers is now open. Abstracts can be submitted by visiting the conference website, and they must be in by 15th October 2013.

funkschau creates brilliant sales promotion – AGAIN!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Without doubt, funkschau thinks up the most creative advertising promotions in our industry. In the past, they’ve offered discounts based upon the advertising buyer’s age, on the age of the company advertising, and are now offering a discount based upon the sum of the digits of the advertiser’s phone number to celebrate their 85th anniversary….

Elektronik to print a “readers’ choice” issue

Friday, June 28th, 2013

What a great idea from Elektronik! The 13th August issue is going to have content defined by the readers. By allowing readers to vote on topics to be covered, suggest additional topics and even propose specific articles, Elektronik has completely handed control of the content over to the readers. It’s a brilliant idea, and I’m…

ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS sees strong interest in automotive topics

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

I was talking with ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS recently and was very impressed to hear well their automotive content is doing. In the first five months of this year, the ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS automotive channel generated 157,312 page views, whilst their dedicated elektromobilitä portal, which only launched in October 2012, almost hit a quarter of a million views (it achieved…

E&E International sees continued success

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Last year publish-industry launched E&E International, an English language title with global circulation. It’s great to see that this move has been successful: it is published twice a year, with the second issue for 2013 due to be published at the end of July. With 15,000 print and 50,000 electronic circulation it has an impressive…

ISC 2013

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

We had a great time at ISC (International Supercomputing Conference) 2013 with our client Panasas. Here are some images to give you a flavour of the event.

Bodo’s Power to print in USA

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Is print dead? Well in Europe there is clearly a market for it, with many readers still preferring this format, and it appears that even in the USA print might still have a future. Bodo’s Power has been steadily growing its print circulation in North America, from a few hundred in 2006 to over 5000…

Copy test for EPP advertisers – October 2013 issue

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Want to know whether your advert is working or not? EPP is offering an independent report that will tell you how much attention readers pay to your advertisement, including the headline, text, graphics and logos. You’ll also get comparative figures from the other adverts in the issue, and can submit five questions to the research…

Call for Papers – DATE 2014

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

After a successful DATE 2013, the organisers of next year’s event have issued a call for papers for 2014. Submissions are invited for the Exhibition Theatre, which is a forum on the exhibition floor, as well as for the in-depth technical tutorials held on the first day of the event and the popular Friday workshops….

Retired but still busy!

Friday, May 24th, 2013

It’s nice to hear that popular journalist Siegfried Best hasn’t slowed down since his retirement. As well continuing to write technical articles on topics such as RF, analogue and EMI, he’s also providing translation services. And now Siegfried has now got his HAM radio licence. Other HAMs will want to know that Siegfried’s call sign…

PCIM visitors up by 15%

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Although I couldn’t make it to the show, I’m hearing very positive comments about PCIM Europe from the Napier team who were there, our clients, and other attendees. The visitor numbers grew by an impressive 15 % to 7,883 (2012: 6,874) and exhibitor numbers were up to 395 (2012: 365) Whilst there was a slight…