The microwave industry lost a friend and colleague last month with the sudden passing of Richard Mumford. Richard served as International Editor for Microwave Journal since 2000, working from Horizon House's London office. He kept the industry informed on all news, products and technology emanating from Europe, and helped to coordinate activities related to European Microwave Week. He represented Microwave Journal at the major industry events in Europe, North America and Asia each year, providing editorial coverage of conference and exhibition highlights.

Richard earned his electrical engineering degree from University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology in Cardiff. He worked initially for the Ministry of Defence, INSPEC and then as editor of several electronics publications before joining Horizon House.

Richard was a well-respected and beloved colleague to all of us at Horizon House. We will dearly miss his wit, humor, kindness and, above all, friendship.   

Richard leaves his wife Sarah and son Max.

A video tribute to Richard is available below and at