The sun is shining, the snow is melting and the birds are chirping. April is here and the future looks bright and busy. The next few months bring us to events in Paris (Microwaves&RF), Beijing (EDI CON), Atlanta (AUVSI) and finally to Phoenix (IMS). It’s Springtime and that means Showtime.  

Last month I spoke about our new video platform and I’m pleased to announce that it’s now live. We call it “Microwave Media” and you can find it at: or go to our website and click on the video tab. Our launch sponsors include Keysight , MACOM, Rogers and Qorvo, but there’s plenty of room for more. Companies that sign on as Gold sponsors before IMS get a professionally shot video at their booth in Phoenix and all sponsors get unlimited uploads and inclusion in a new bi-weekly newsletter designed to drive traffic to the site. This is a great way to increase the visibility of your videos and to get your message out to the design engineering community. For more details and pricing, check out our information sheet.

We’ll be bringing our cameras to Beijing soon to capture the action at EDI CON China on April 14-16. The exhibition floor is full, the conference is set and the Peking Duck is on order. We’ll be reporting from the show via Twitter and WeChat, bringing you the latest news and product launches. Stay tuned.

On the magazine side of our media, we’re working on our May issue, with editorial focus on “Amplifiers and Oscillators”. This issue will have bonus distribution at the Space Tech Expo (May 19-21) and the Sensors Expo (June 9-11), both located in Long Beach, Calif. The deadline to book an ad is April 14th.   

May also brings the debut of our new “Aerospace & Defense” supplement, to be mailed with the full distribution of the regular issue. This supplement features a cover story on “U.S. Export Reform” that should be of great interest to those involved in the often complex and frustrating world of ITAR regulations. The supplement will have bonus distribution at EW Europe in Stockholm, Sweden and at European Microwave Week’s Defense & Security Forum in Paris. The deadline for ad space is April 10th. Full-page advertisers can take advantage of the “Literature Showcase” special section.

On behalf of the MWJ Team, we wish you a Happy Spring and look forward to seeing many of you soon!


Carl Sheffres