NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech, whose portfolio includes essential business and technical information for design engineers and the electronics industry, today relaunched Planet Analog ( www.planetanalog.com), an online community dedicated to analog designers interested in advancing state-of-the-art analog design techniques, technologies, integration, and application. Planet Analog also includes a new section, Integration Nation, focused on analog integration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130114/SF41826LOGO) Powered by UBM DeusM, the integrated marketing services arm of UBM, Planet Analog is an even more enhanced community-based website consisting of blogs, message boards, live chats, whitepapers, and other educational resources. The relaunch gives analog designers the real-time knowledge sharing, interactive engagement, learning, and mentorship that are critical to keeping up with the rapid advances and new applications of analog components. Integration Nation is designed to help engineers understand how analog integration technologies and techniques are evolving to meet new system design challenges. Sponsored by Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Integration Nation will deliver an intensified focus on trends and solutions currently enabling a new generation of functionality at lower cost, with less space, and lower power, while increasing time to market, reliability, security, performance, and ease of use. "Analog designers form a unique blend of engineering discipline, creativity, individualism, passion, art, and out-of the box thinking," said Kathy Astromoff, CEO, Electronics, UBM Tech. "Planet Analog is their new playground, and we are very pleased to be realizing this new community with such a visionary partner as Maxim Integrated." "Analog integration allows systems designers to focus on the true go-to-market differentiation of their designs and enables them to create systems that are smaller and more energy-efficient," said Pirooz Parvarandeh, Maxim Integrated's Chief Technology Officer. "Integration Nation will provide a forum to help engineers interact and communicate with one another as well as explore technologies for future systems that will be smarter and more connected."