Media and Events News

Don Clark resigns from Wall Street Journal after 23 years service

Don Clark, who has served as editor and reporter in the San Francisco bureau of the Wall Street Journal since 1993, has resigned from the publication. Don, who has reported on technology since 1980 and is perhaps best known for his work in the components industry, particularly in relation to semiconductors, plans to spend more [...]

By |2016-11-28T10:12:41+00:00November 28th, 2016|

More job losses at AspenCore as advertisers bail

AspenCore, publisher of EETimes, EDN and other outlets serving the electronics design market, is closing its Boise, Idaho, office and consolidating the work to Denver, Colorado as part of a wider restructuring of the business. Sources close to the company told us that there will be around 20 job losses. Graham Kelly, previously VP of Operations [...]

By |2016-11-26T10:21:32+00:00November 25th, 2016|

Avnet buys Hackster to access start-ups

Following the recent acquisition of AspenCore by Arrow, rival distributor Avnet has bought Hackster, the San Francisco-based online community 'dedicated to learning hardware, from beginner to pro'. Hackster has a claimed membership of 200,000 and features projects based on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison and other low-cost computing platforms. Avnet's CEO, Wiliam Amelio, said,“The combination of [...]

By |2016-11-20T00:13:39+00:00November 20th, 2016|

David Blaza and Jim Harrison depart as AspenCore re-shuffles

AspenCore, publisher of several leading B2B electronics media including EETimes and EDN, has embarked on a reorganisation that has seen the departure of North American managing director, David Blaza, and veteran Electronic Products Magazine editor, Jim Harrison. David Blaza spent nearly 20 years with EETimes and has held a number of short-term roles since [...]

By |2016-11-06T22:18:42+00:00November 6th, 2016|

AspenCore launches

Paul O'Shea, editor of There's another new website to add to your press lists, this one is the brainchild of the guys at AspenCore. With Paul O'Shea at the helm the company has launched  This power focused website will be dedicated to delivering readers the latest in product news as well as adding insightful [...]

By |2016-10-24T10:53:48+00:00September 29th, 2016|

John Henry Day Jr obituary

Publitek is sad to learn that John Henry Day Jr passed away at his home on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the age of 71. John ran the popular website John Day’s Automotive Electronics. John was born in Boston, MA on September 16, 1944, and he received his Bachelor's Degree in English from Northeastern University [...]

By |2017-02-10T01:58:46+00:00August 9th, 2016|

Kasey Panetta leaves ECN

Kasey Panetta has announced that she will be leaving ECN and from the update to LinkedIn she is set to join Gartner as a Brand Content Manager. Kasey has been writing for the US based electronic publication for just over 4 years, focusing on diversity in engineering, STEM education, aerospace, drones, as well as anything newsworthy [...]

By |2016-10-24T10:53:50+00:00June 13th, 2016|

Exclusive: Arrow buys EE Times, EDN, TechOnline and lots more from UBM

As we predicted back in March, component distributor Arrow Electronics has agreed to buy a number of publishing assets in North America and Asia from UBM plc. The official announcement is due tomorrow, June 3rd, and it seems likely that these assets will be marketed under Arrow's AspenCore brand. We don't yet know the full extent of the [...]

By |2016-10-24T10:53:51+00:00June 2nd, 2016|

Android app makes it easy for engineers to find the right dev kit

There are now so many semiconductor development kits on the market it can take an age to sort through the available data to find the most suitable one. Enter the Electropages Dev Kit App, an Android app that makes the process fast and easy, according to publisher, Craig Dyball. He said, "Engineers have a mind-boggling choice [...]

By |2016-10-24T10:53:51+00:00May 29th, 2016|

New B2B electronics publication

Our fondness for deep-tech content marketing in the B2B world means we're always excited when a new electronics publication launches. The first issue of  heralds a new era for Finland with several start-ups emerging after the decline of mobile manufacturing.  The first issue of the magazine was published last week as a digital e-Magazine. You [...]

By |2016-10-24T10:53:52+00:00May 19th, 2016|