Pat Hindle, MWJ Editor
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Pat Hindle is responsible for editorial content, article review and special industry reporting for Microwave Journal magazine and its web site in addition to social media and special digital projects. Prior to joining the Journal, Mr. Hindle held various technical and marketing positions throughout New England, including Marketing Communications Manager at M/A-COM (Tyco Electronics), Product/QA Manager at Alpha Industries (Skyworks), Program Manager at Raytheon and Project Manager/Quality Engineer at MIT. Mr. Hindle graduated from Northeastern University - Graduate School of Business Administration and holds a BS degree from Cornell University in Materials Science Engineering.

Laser etching

There are several materials processing and services companies at the show. I came across LPKF Laser and Processing who is demonstrating a system for PCB prototyping and production. It precuts the pattern and then goes back and removes the material. The whole process is done in minutes. Pat...
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MTT Attendance

This year's attendance seems pretty good but might end up being down some from previous shows excluding Hawaii. The technical attendance is reported at about 2400 through Wed. and about 9100 for the total attendance. Pat...
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Wed. reception

The exhibitor reception was packed with people (free food and drinks will do that). I saw a lot of friends and many technical attendees enjoying a few drinks and some light appetizers. Everyone was pretty worn out from a busy Tues and late night watching the basketball finals. I think most people will hit a quick dinner and call it an early night but the hard core ones are ready for some other social events. Pat...
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Tues. Night Events

I attended the Women in Microwaves reception and met Rashaunda Henderson of UT Dallas (pictured with Christina Nickolas). She was putting together a list of those that attended and will try to keep in touch with everyone. She has a nice idea of putting together a mentoring program for women engineers so I hope it is successful. Of course, a big crowd attended the Microwave Journal event at the Gordon Biersch brewery. The beer was excellent and the company was even better. We had the Celtics/Lakers game on every TV in the place and those of us from the...
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First day of the MTT exhibition

The first day of the MTT exhibition was a busy one with all of the major players present with booths on the floor. One booth that stood out was Triquint with a mint condition Chevelle SS painted bright orange with the number 35 on the side (representing three five compound semiconductors I believe). The recently announced the aquisition of WJ Communications to broaden their portfolio. David and I did video interviews with 10 or so companies that will be posted tomorrow linked off of our virtual vendor booths on our Online Show Daily page. We hope they will be...
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IMS 2008 Live Coverage from the Show Floor

The Microwave Journal editors, Pat Hindle and David Vye, will be blogging live from the IMS/MTT-S 2008 show floor from June 17-19. Get real time updates on happenings at the show in Atlanta and give us your thoughts and impressions. We are expecting over 10,000 attendees this year. How successful do you think the show will be this year? What technical sessions are you looking forward to attending the most? Pat...
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IMS 2008 First Impressions

The tall buildings in downtown Atlanta still have a lot of shattered glass from the tornado. Many of the Omni Hotel windows are cracked or boarded up (see photo). I did not get the impression from the news about the tornado that there was this much damage. But the weather is nice and hot with a lively crowd of microwave engineers. The convention center is nice and everything is close together for easy access. We are doing videos interviews in a little while and they will be posted tomorrow linked off our Online Show Daily page where the virtual...
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