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|

B2B electronics media guest commentary: Busting trust

Author: Alix Paultre, editorial director, Power Systems Design: One of the things to love about publishing is its open access to the industry. In fact, a crank call as a child that went well with Isaac Asimov (too long to describe here) is what got me enamored with journalism in the first place. I have [...]

By |2016-10-24T10:53:50+00:00June 8th, 2016|

Will the sale of EE Times and EDN mark the beginning of the end for B2B electronics trade media?

2016 marks my 32nd year running a B2B technical content marketing and PR agency so when I visited New York last December and caught up with a couple of veterans from the publishing side it was interesting to hear their views how marketing communications and publishing strategies have developed in the last few years, and how they're likely to change in the future. [...]

By |2016-10-24T10:53:56+00:00March 18th, 2016|

Another blow to B2B electronics publishing as UBM lays off Patrick Mannion

Patrick Mannion, VP and Group Brand Director at UBM Americas (which includes the division previously known as UBM Tech), was laid off earlier today as the company looks for further cost reductions. Despite his marketing-style job title, Patrick is one of the best known and most respected names in electronics journalism. In recent times he steered content strategy for UBM's flagship electronics [...]

By |2016-10-24T10:54:16+00:00November 20th, 2014|

Ron Wilson leaves UBM

Veteran electronics writer and editor, Ron Wilson, has left UBM Electronics less than two weeks after being named content director for Test & Measurement World and DesignCon. We understand he's gone to Altera, presumably in a technical writing/editing role. UBM is said to be making a new senior editorial appointment soon, but we don't yet [...]

By |2011-10-03T19:10:39+00:00October 3rd, 2011|

UBM transfers EDN China and EDN Asia to its eMedia Asia joint venture with Global Sources

United Business Media has announced that its subsidiary, Canon Communications LLC, has transferred Canon Communications Asia Pte. Ltd. and Beijing Reed Advertising Services Co., Ltd. – which together own EDN China, EDN Asia and certain associated titles – to eMedia Asia Limited, UBM’s joint venture with Global Sources Ltd. in which UBM has a 39.9% [...]

By |2018-07-12T08:58:59+00:00April 13th, 2011|

EDN and Design News to join EE Times as UBM agrees deal to buy Canon Communications

UBM, publisher of EE Times, has announced that it is to purchase Canon Communications for $287 million, subject to anti-trust clearance. With respect to the media that serve the electronic engineering community, this is very significant. Two of the world's top three brands, EDN and EE Times, are now under common ownership. And Penton's Electronic [...]

By |2018-07-12T08:59:02+00:00September 16th, 2010|