Nov. 5, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- UBM DeusM (
), the integrated marketing services arm of UBM, and UBM Electronics (
), the daily source of essential business and technical information for the design engineering and electronics industry's decision makers, today launched
The Connecting Edge
), a new online community devoted to inspiring and empowering engineers to design high-quality products.
"Design engineers are constantly challenged to deliver on time, on spec, and on budget," said
, CEO of UBM Electronics. "We're delighted that TE Connectivity supports UBM Electronics' goal of scaling engineers' tacit know-how on implementing connectors successfully."
Long-time technology journalist and former design and applications engineer
has been named Editor in Chief of The Connecting Edge. Rowe was most recently Senior Technical Editor of Test & Measurement World. His 20-year career at Test & Measurement World and years of experience in the engineering community gives him the technical know-how and journalistic background needed for this demanding task.
"I am delighted Martin has joined UBM Electronics to take the helm of this exciting new endeavour," said
, Brand, Director, EDN, Test & Measurement World, and Embedded, UBM Electronics. "Few engineers or editors are more qualified to lead the community from within."
The new community-based Website will consist of blogs, message boards, live chats, whitepapers, and other educational resources to help readers address the joys and challenges of designing with electrical and fiber-optic connectors. The community will be supplemented by a presence on
"Connectors, whether they attach to cables or circuit boards, are the often-forgotten link in a signal chain or power-distribution network. Connectors play a critical role in how well an electronic system functions," said Martin. "If not designed and chosen properly, a connector can degrade a signal's integrity or cause a disruption in the delivery of signal power. A connector failure can be a disaster, and engineers need to know how to properly specify connectors and how to manufacture products with them. Through The Connecting Edge, engineers will share their successes and minimize failures."