Well, I am off to China this week to work out final details of the MWJ China edition of the magazine, which will debut in January. We expect to publish quarterly in 2012, with each issue delivered to 10,000 design engineers throughout China. The magazine will feature an assortment of technical articles and product announcements as well as regional news and events, all in simplified Chinese. If you are interested in submitting editorial, contact editor David Vye. If you are interested in advertising opportunities, please contact your sales representative. I will give you an update in next month's WaveGuide.

Not quite so far away, you will find the Microwave Journal team roaming the aisles of the annual European Microwave Week, taking place this year in Manchester, UK in mid-October. You will likely find us roaming the taverns as well. If you will be joining us in Manchester, please stop by our booth (Ooops – I should say "stand" 33). You may also want to check out the Defence and Security Forum special event on Wednesday, October 12th. There will be a full day of sessions, including a "Lunch and Learn" with Strategy Analytics, an Industry Panel Session on "Radar Challenges and Solutions" and the second annual "Executive Forum" that features executives from industry and European government agencies discussing how their organizations view future threats to global safety, security and defence.

Microwave Journal will be providing pre-show and onsite reporting of EuMW via the "Online Show Daily" again this year. These newsletters will launch on September 22nd and run weekly leading up to European Microwave Week and will be broadcast daily during the week of the event. There will be a show wrap-up edition on October 20th. Each OSD is distributed to approximately 50,000 subscribers, including past attendees of EuMW. Exclusive sponsorships are available on a first-come basis, so contact your rep to book your edition. Check out a copy of a past show newsletter here for reference.

Right now, the team is putting the finishing touches on the October issue of MWJ. This issue is focused on "Government and Military Electronics" and I am particularly excited about the cover story compiled by the editorial team, titled "The Spy Who Loved Microwaves". You will have to read Editor David Vye's submission to this edition of the WaveGuide for more on that. There is still time to book your ad in this issue if you have not already done so. The deadline is this Thursday, September 15th. For more detail about the October issue, check out the Ad Bulletin.

Looking further ahead, we are working on the annual "Mobile Communications" supplement, which will mail with the November issue and be distributed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This is always a popular publication, as technology continues to evolve in this rapidly changing market. We will have more on this next month.

In the meantime, Zàijiàn (Goodbye) for now.


Carl Sheffres