Electronic Design (magazine)

Electronic Design magazine, founded in 1952, is an electronics and electrical engineering trade magazine and website.[1]

Electronic Design
Senior Content DirectorWilliam G. Wong[1]
Managing EditorRoger Engelke Jr.[1]
Senior EditorDavid Maliniak[1]
Senior Staff EditorJames Morra[1]
EditorAlix Paultre[1]
Former editors
Joe Desposito[citation needed]
David Bursky
Roger Allan
Lucinda Mattera
George Rostky
Howard Bierman
Trade magazine
FormatPaper magazine and online
Year foundedDecember 1952; 69 years ago (1952 -12)
CompanyEndeavor Business Media[2]
CountryUnited States
Based inHasbrouck Heights, New Jersey[3][4]


Hayden Publishing Company[5][6] began publishing the bi-weekly magazine Electronic Design in December 1952, and was later published by InformaUSA, Inc.[7]

In 1986, Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen, purchased Hayden Publishing Inc.[8]

In June 1988, Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen, purchased Electronic Design from McGraw-Hill.[9] In July 1989, Penton Media,[10] purchased Electronic Design, then in Hasbrouck, N.J., from Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen.[9]

In July 2007, Penton Media's OEM electronics publication, EE Product News, merged with Penton Media's "Electronic Design" magazine. EE Product News was founded in 1941, as a monthly publication.[11]

In September 2016, Informa, purchased Penton Media, including Electronic Design.[12]

In November 2019, Endeavor Business Media purchased Electronic Design from Informa.[13][14][15]


Sections include Technology Reports (products), Engineering Essentials (new standards), Engineering Features (events), and Embedded in Electronic Design (embedded hardware and software). Design Solutions are contributed by field engineers and Ideas For Design are ssubmitted by readers. Electronic Design also covers components. Techview presents news and products in the categories of Analog & Power, Digital, Electronic design automation, Communications, Test, and Wireless. The magazine covers emerging technologies and large-scale trends.[citation needed]

Six "big" issues are published per year. The Technology Forecast issue is published in January. In June, the Megatrends issue describes industry trends. The "Best" issue reviews the year's "best" designs, events and products. "Your Issue" covers topics from the annual reader survey results. "One Powerful Issue" covers Power and "Wireless Everywhere" covers Wireless.[citation needed]

Editorial staff include: Mark David, group editorial director; Joe Desposito, editor-in-chief; Richard Gawel, managing editor; Roger Engelke, issue editor; and John Arkontaky, assistant editor.[citation needed] Don Tuite covers analog and power; Dan Harris covers digital; Louis E. Frenzel covers communications, wireless and test; and William Wong covers embedded, systems and software.[citation needed]

Notable contributorsEdit

Bob Pease, was a legendary[16] engineer with National Semiconductor Corporation, who wrote a monthly column, Pease Porridge, about analog electronics, and answered letters.[17]


The publication is free, in print and digital (PDF), for qualified engineers and managers of the industry in North America.[18] It is also available online.[19]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f "About Us". Electronic Design. Endeavor Business Media. Archived from the original on March 18, 2021. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Endeavor Business Media". Archived from the original on April 6, 2021. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "USB On-The-Go Specification Adds Muscle To Portable Devices". Cypress Semiconductor. August 19, 2013. Archived from the original on November 27, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2021. Reprinted with permission from Electronic Design, June 10, 2002. Copyright 2002, Penton Media Inc. 611 Route 46 West, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604, USA
  4. ^ Desposito, Joe (December 28, 2011). "WTC Unbuilding—Still Compelling Reading 10 Years Later". Electronic Design. Archived from the original on June 26, 2021. Retrieved June 26, 2021. The answer is that I was sitting at my office desk at Penton Media in Hasbrouck Heights, N. J., when I got a call from my wife at around 9:00 am telling me that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center.
  5. ^ "HAYDEN/VNU Trademark - Registration Number 1497662 - Serial Number 73677371". Justia Trademarks. January 30, 1995. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  6. ^ "Hayden Publishing Co Inc : SEC Registration". SEC.report. Retrieved June 26, 2021. Data is automatically aggregated and provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. SEC.report is not affiliated with the U.S. S.E.C. or EDGAR System.
  7. ^ "Electronic Design". Computer History Museum. Description: Technical design-engineering biweekly magazine initially published in Dec 1952 by Hayden Publishing Company offering independent, comprehensive coverage of the electronics industry’s products, markets and technologies. Incomplete run, extent uncertain. Publication continues by InformaUSA, Inc.
  8. ^ "Sale By McGraw-Hill". The New York Times. March 22, 1988. Archived from the original on November 15, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2021. A Dutch publisher, Verenigd Bezit VNU said today that its subsidiary, VNU Business Publications Inc. had purchased a McGraw-Hill Inc. magazine, Electronics, for an undisclosed sum. Electronics, aimed at management in the electronics industry, employs 35 people and has a circulation of 135,000. VNU said the magazine was a better fit in its organization than in McGraw-Hill's. VNU Business Publications is the new name for Hayden Publishing Inc., which VNU acquired in 1986.
  9. ^ a b "Penton buying six publications". UPI. July 20, 1989. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  10. ^ "Penton Media, Inc". Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  11. ^ "Penton Media (New York) has ceased publication of "EE Product News" magazine effective with the July issue". Business Publisher. September 17, 2007. Archived from the original on May 7, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2021 – via Free Online Library. Launched in 1941, "EEPN" covered new products for electronic prototype design and carried information on semiconductors, components, assemblies, test instruments, software, and other products related to the design, assembly and testing of consumer, industrial and military, and aerospace electronic products.
  12. ^ "PInforma PLC (LSE:INF) - Acquisition". Proactive Investors UK. September 15, 2016. Archived from the original on June 26, 2021. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  13. ^ Dool, Greg (November 11, 2019). "Endeavor Business Media Acquires 23 B2B Titles from Informa Plc". Folio. Archived from the original on February 26, 2021. Retrieved June 26, 2021. Nine months after doubling its portfolio by acquiring more than 20 former PennWell brands from UK-based Clarion Events, Endeavor announced Monday that it has now purchased much of Informa Intelligence’s industry/infrastructure and transportation divisions—a deal that will increase its employee base by approximately 50 percent. Encompassing some 23 trade magazines, at least seven live events and numerous digital brands, most of the assets involved in the deal are former Penton brands that were absorbed by Informa after the $1.56 billion merger of those two companies in 2016. The four exceptions are the “auto aftermarket” properties, which formerly comprised the UBM Automotive Group prior to UBM’s own merger with Informa last year.
  14. ^ "Endeavor buys Informa portfolio". Nashville Post. November 11, 2019. Archived from the original on June 26, 2021. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  15. ^ "Endeavor buys PennWell portfolio". Nashville Post. Archived from the original on June 26, 2021. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  16. ^ Koza, John R.; Bennett, Forrest H. III; Mydlowec, William; Keane, Martin A.; Yu, Jessen (1999). "Searching for the impossible using genetic programming" (PDF). GECCO-99: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. Morgan Kaufmann. Pages: 13–17. CiteSeerX In his regular column in Electronic Design in 1996, Robert Pease, the legendary analog design engineer and chief scientist at National Semiconductor, posed the question of whether it is possible to design an electrical circuit composed only of resistors and capacitors that delivers a gain greater than one (Pease 1996).
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  18. ^ "New Subscription:Contact Information".
  19. ^ "StackPath".

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