Shows Provide A Networking Platform

Aug. 20, 2009
The recent IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society's International Microwave Show (IMS) in Boston was sparsely attended compared to microwave shows of recent years, understandable given the current economy and the lack of stimulus programs aimed ...

The recent IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society's International Microwave Show (IMS) in Boston was sparsely attended compared to microwave shows of recent years, understandable given the current economy and the lack of stimulus programs aimed specifically at the microwave industry. And, in general, trade shows of interest to the high-frequency industry will probably experience downward trends in attendance for at least the next year or two.

But trade shows, such as the European Microwave (EuMW) show and the Association of Old Crows (AOC) show for those working in military electronics, continue to be an important form of professional networking and a starting point for a great many business transactions. Because of that, Microwaves & RF will offer preview coverage of several important trade shows in the September issue, including the EuMC and AOC events, in the hope of encouraging future networking and perhaps sparking a more positive economic trend.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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