Acquired Electronics360

Mission Statement

Welcome to Electronics360. We are a new online publication launched in February 2013 covering the business and technology of electronics as it impacts myriad industries across the global economy. Our mission is to provide content that helps our readers peer over the horizon, understand consequences and connections, and above all manage risk. We write for strategic planners, product designers, procurement and supply chain professionals. That is, decision makers. We tackle big complex strategic topics as well as tactical issues.

How can we do all of this? We have recruited a small army of the best business and technology journalists in the business, many with long memories from decades in the trenches. They are fiercely committed to their craft. Check out the list of contributors below.

Editorial Contacts

Bryan DeLuca
Director of Content and Publishing
Long Island, NY
Bryan DeLuca is the Director of Content and Publishing for IEEE GlobalSpec and is responsible for content direction for Electronics360. Prior to joining IEEE GlobalSpec, Bryan worked in the electronics and engineering industries in both domestic and international media. He also has created a range of industry-wide products. Bryan holds a BA from Hofstra University.
Nicolette Emmino
Managing Editor
New York, NY
Nicolette Emmino is a technology writer and word lover with a background in broadcast journalism and previous experience in the engineering space. She aims to find the very latest technological developments and keep the masses informed on recent innovative breakthroughs and consumer electronics, as well as create novel content and video geared toward Millennials and the budding popularity of “maker culture” and do-it-yourself philosophies and projects.
Daniel Franklin
Contributing Editor
Albany, New York
Dan Franklin is an electrical engineer with over 20 years of industry experience who currently works at IEEE GlobalSpec. Dan worked designing medical electronics and equipment after he worked as an engineer for Energizer batteries. A long-time tinkerer, Dan has been building, designing and fixing things since he was a kid.
Abe Michelen
Contributing Editor
Albany, New York
Abe writes for IEEE GlobalSpec Electronics360 about advanced semiconductor developments and nanotechnology including a regular column about developments in academia. He is a retired professor of electrical engineering at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, where he taught courses on semiconductor manufacturing, nanotechnology and analog and digital electronics. In addition, he is the principle investigator at the Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center where in 2010 he was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to create an Advanced Technological Education center for nanotechnology and semiconductor education for New York and Western New England. Abe is a senior engineer at IEEE GlobalSpec, where he manages databases of electronics, semiconductor, photovoltaic and software products.
Roger Pink
Contributing Editor
Albany, NY
Dr. Roger H. Pink has over 20 years experience in the field of Materials Science. Dr. Pink received his Ph.D. in Computational Physics from the University at Albany and has been published in several peer reviewed journals on topics ranging from artificial muscles to magnetic semiconductors.
Shawn Martin
Contributing Editor
Albany, NY
Shawn Martin is a technical writer at IEEE GlobalSpec where he writes a quarterly newsletter, Unconventional Oil & Gas News. He is also a content development engineer with domain expertise in materials, chemicals, oil and gas, environmental and process equipment. He graduated magna cum laude in 2006 from the University at Albany where he majored in geology.
Eric Olson
Contributing Editor
Albany, NY
Eric is an engineer at IEEE GlobalSpec managing various Engineering360 domains including fluid and gas process equipment, heat transfer products and pressure sensing instruments. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008 with a dual B.S. in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, then continued his graduate studies at RPI earning his Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 2009.
Ken Thayer
Contributing Editor
Albany, NY
Ken Thayer is a senior engineering manager at IEEE GlobalSpec with over 30 years experience in the field of mechanical engineering. Prior to IEEE GlobalSpec, Ken worked as a machine design engineer in the bearing industry for 16 years, designing and developing machines used to manufacture and test bearings. Ken received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.
Marie Donlon
Technical Writer/Editor
Albany, NY
A SUNY Albany graduate with a major in English and a minor in Journalism and 15+ years in writing, editing, copy editing and proofreading.
Nancy Ordman
Contributing Editor
Albany, NY
Peter Brown
Writer/Editor
Silicon Valley
Peter has nearly 20 years of experience reporting and writing about the electronics industry including semiconductors, semiconductor manufacturing, consumer electronics, power and energy, MEMS and sensors and mobile devices. He previously worked for IHS Technology as Senior Manager for Marketing and Communication, where he wrote, edited and designed the weekly Market Watch newsletter as well as press releases on the latest IHS analytical reports. Prior to IHS, Peter held numerous positions at Electronic News including senior editor and managing editor, where he won gold and silver awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) for both writing and design.
Siobhan Treacy
Writer/Editor
Albany, NY
Siobhan Treacy works for IEEE GlobalSpec as Editor and provides editorial content for both 360 sites. She recently completed her BA in English at The College of Saint Rose. During her time at Saint Rose, she completed multiple editorial internships where she was responsible for developing editorial content, press releases, and social media posts. In addition to content generation, Siobhan works with Custom Media to produce client content.
Tony Pallone
Writer/Editor
Albany, NY
Tony Pallone comes to us from a background as an art director/designer and writer for the Times Union, the largest daily newspaper in Albany. There aren’t a lot of things that don’t interest him, and he has written about the visual and performing arts, travel, and a host of other topics. He’s a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, which is known for its strong engineering program; he trusts that you won’t hold it against him for getting his degree in political science. He also has a background as an educator in a wide range of contexts. As if that’s not enough, Tony is an award-winning stage actor and director, and is often liable to hand you a flier for some show he’s appearing in (just humor him).
Sue Himmelstein
Writer/Editor
Northeastern Pennsylvania
As an associate group editor for Engineering360, Sue Himmelstein produces the Medical Equipment Design, Environmental Technology and Alternative and Renewable Energy newsletters and oversees the editorial content for several others. She brings 35 years of technical writing and editing experience in the energy and environmental sciences to the company, having held positions as associate editor and indexer at R.R. Bowker and Environment Information Center, and senior editor with a press release service.
Carolyn Mathas
Contributing Editor
Northern California
Carolyn Mathas is a technology writer/editor for a number of industry publications. Previously, she was a Senior Editor at Lightwave Magazine and a West Coast correspondent for CleanRooms Magazine.Carolyn holds an MBA from New York Institute of Technology and a BS in Marketing from University of Phoenix. In addition to editorial, her professional experience includes Director of Marketing positions at Securealink and Micrium and PR/marketing services to such companies as Philips Semiconductors, Altera, Boulder Creek Engineering and Lucent Technologies. An avid traveler, writer and reader, Mathas lives in Northern California.
Murray Slovick
Contributing Editor
NJ
Trained as an engineer, Murray Slovick has more than 20 years of experience as chief editor of award-winning publications covering various aspects of electronics and semiconductor technology. He most recently was Editorial Director at Hearst Business Media where he was responsible for the online and print content of Electronic Products, Electronic Engineers Master and Semiconductor Applications, among other properties in the U.S. and China. Previously he served as Executive Editor at CMP's eeProductCenter and he also spent a decade as editor-in-chief of the IEEE flagship publication.
Bill Schweber
Contributing Editor
Boston, MA
Bill Schweber is an electronics engineer who has written three textbooks on electronic communications systems, as well as hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns and product features. He has managed a number of technical websites for EE Times and was both the Executive Editor and Analog Editor for EDN. Bill has written and presented online courses on a variety of engineering topics. In addition, he has worked in marketing communications for Analog Devices, Inc., an analog and mixed-signal semiconductor company, and was associate editor of ADI’s respected technical journal. Bill has an MSEE from the University of Massachusetts and a BSEE from Columbia University. He’s a Registered Professional Engineer, and holds an Advanced Class amateur radio license.
Spencer Chin
Contributing Writer
NY
Spencer Chin is a New York City based technical editor and writer with years of experience writing for the electronics industry. His articles have appeared in a number of publications including Electronic Products, Electronic Buyers’ News, EE Times, NASA Tech Briefs, and Power Electronics.
Patrick Mannion
Contributing Editor
New York
Patrick is an engineering and business-to-business media and communications professional who has been writing about and analyzing developments in electronics and the business of electronics for more than 25 years. Formerly vice president and brand director for UBM America's electronics group, he is now founder and director of ClariTek LLC, where he practices daily the arts of engineering and technology writer, editor, analyst and content marketing consultant. He has a passion for uncovering new ideas and technological innovations, shining a light on the people behind them, and helping engineers manage risk through informed editorial and analysis. This passion envelops the development of strategic, useful, engagement methodologies and platforms for communities, both online and face to face.
Jennifer Baljko
Contributing Editor
Barcelona, Spain
Jennifer is an award-winning business and technology journalist who has been reporting on high-tech supply chain trends for 15 years. She is a Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award winner and her newspaper articles have been recognized by the New Jersey Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Jennifer is an accomplished travel writer, having one her essays featured in The Best Travel Writing 2008 anthology published by Travelers' Tales. An expat-American, she has been living in Europe for nearly a decade and vows to take more language classes and improve her Catalan, Spanish and Croatian.
Jeff Dorsch
Contributing Editor
Silicon Valley
Jeff Dorsch is a freelance editor, researcher, and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He served as editor-in-chief of Electronic News, a weekly trade publication, and has more than three decades of experience in covering technology.
Steve Scheiber
Contributing Editor
Albany, NY
Steve is an industry consultant, journalist, author and lecturer. As principal of ConsuLogic Consulting Services, he has spent more than 30 years covering electronics manufacturing and test issues at all levels. Among his projects, he served as senior technical editor for Test & Measurement World as well as editor of Test & Measurement Europe. His textbook, Building a Successful Board-Test Strategy published by Butterworth-Heinemann, is now in its second edition. And for more than 20 years, Steve has been writing and teaching seminars on economics and cost-justification of capital expenditures for engineers and managers. He holds Bachelors and Masters of Engineering degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Barry Manz
Contributing Writer
USA
Barry Manz is president of Manz Communications, Inc., a technical media relations company he founded in 1987 after leaving Microwaves & RF magazine as the editor, and has since served 120 clients. He has written more than 1,000 articles for more than 40 online and print publications, orchestrated the technical programs for five symposia, co-founded a magazine dedicated to embedded systems for defense applications, and has produced analyses for research organizations. Barry focuses on RF and microwave technology, wireless markets and technologies, IoT, test equipment, and analog, microwave, and digital semiconductors.
Sufia Tippu
Contributing Editor
Bangalore, India
Sufia has been writing about business and technology for more than 25 years including 10 years for The Times of India, the country’s largest newspaper, where she managed the Bangalore bureau’s coverage of India’s IT industry. As a freelancer, Sufia contributes to likes of Fortune, Nikkei Electronics, TelecomAsia, EETimes and Discovery Channel Magazine. She has interviewed many industry leaders over the years including Craig Barrett (Intel), Tom Engibous (Texas Instruments), Bill Gates (Microsoft) and Narayana Murthy (Infosys).
Chuck Heschmeyer
Contributing Writer
USA
Chuck Heschmeyer compiles and edits IEEE GlobalSpec newsletters covering materials solutions, chemical manufacturing and plastics, and is a regular contributor to Electronics360.com and Engineering360.com. He is a career journalist with more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter, starting as a freelancer for Newsweek magazine to reporting on international maritime issues for the Wall Street-based Journal of Commerce. Subsequently, he specialized in business and financial news, serving as editor for leading weekly business newspapers in Los Angeles, San Jose and Sacramento, California; Denver, Colorado, and Boston, Massachusetts, prior to becoming editor and publisher of International Media Group Inc., a B2B publisher focusing on global developments in manmade fibers and technical textile technology. He holds a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado.
Dawn Allcot
Contributing Writer
USA
Dawn Allcot is a full-time independent writer, editor, blogger and inbound marketing consultant who specializes in helping businesses get noticed online. From content curation and editing to fully-reported feature magazine articles, Dawn’s goal is to create compelling and informative content that attracts attention and gets shared across the Web. With 20 years of experience in the audio visual industry, Dawn has been a valued contributor to publications such as Sound & Communications, Live Design Online, Technologies for Worship magazine, Church Production Magazine, Worship Facilities Magazine, and Commercial Integrator, as well as a number of websites and blogs. Dawn lends her industry knowledge and keen eye for news to GlobalSpec as the editor of the bi-monthly Display Technologies newsletter.

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Electronics360 is all about communicating. That includes encouraging a vibrant dialogue with you, our reader. It’s essential if we are to stay relevant. So please email us your ideas for topics to cover, people to interview, and the type of data and insight you need us to provide. And of course, give us feedback on the articles we write.
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