It is fitting that we meet in Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love” (and Rocky) next month for the IEEE MTT-S IMS event. Our industry is like a big family and IMS is like the annual family reunion where we all catch up with each other. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you on the exhibition floor or at one of the many social gatherings that happen during Microwave Week. I hope you’ll come by our booth (1834) and pick up this year’s special edition 60th Anniversary MTT-Shirt and take part in our Diamond Anniversary Photo Contest. Watch for the May IMS show issue coming out soon, which previews the exhibition and conference highlights.

It was brothers Bill and Emil Bazzy, along with Ted Saad who launched Microwave Journal sixty years ago, in 1958. We celebrate this achievement in our Diamond Anniversary June Issue, along with other industry companies and organizations sharing the same milestone. Editor Pat Hindle provides a preview of the June issue content in his contribution to this edition of The WaveGuide.

This edition’s marketing advice column is contributed by Dave Strand of Strand Marketing. Dave celebrates 30 consecutive years of IMS participation this year, so he knows a thing or two about microwave marketing.

In other show related news, the “Call for Abstracts” for EDI CON USA is open, so be sure to submit yours by May 31st at:

EDI CON China took place in Beijing a few months back and experienced record growth in exhibition booths and attendance. You can book your booth for 2019 at: