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Taking the Pulse of the RF/Microwave Industry

April 26, 2022
Microwaves & RF's newly formed Editorial Advisory Board will give us an additional avenue into gaining industry insights that we can pass along to our audience.

In my March column, I unveiled a shift in Microwaves & RF's editorial approach and some of the recent improvements we've made to our technology coverage and our website. I'm excited about these improvements, but we're not stopping there.

The most important part of my job is to gain insight into what's coming and why, so that we can better inform your decision-making process. To that end, I'm announcing the formation of Microwaves & RF's Editorial Advisory Board, a group that's been drawn from industry to help us stay on top of coming trends so that our editorial content is relevant not just today, but for some time to come.

I'd like to introduce the inaugural members of Microwaves & RF's Editorial Advisory Board:

Tony Testa is director of marketing for Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity Business Unit. With more than 20 years of experience supporting industry alliance activities and customers, Tony helps engineers create state-of-the-art RF solutions that have a profound impact on our daily lives.

Dan Monopoli, chief technology officer of Wireless Telecom Group since June 2017, joined the organization in September 2015 as general manager of its Test and Measurement segment. Before that, Dan worked for 13 years in applications engineering, product management, and marketing at Teledyne LeCroy.

Tony Messina is a director of design engineering in Analog Devices’ Integrated Solutions group, part of the company’s Aerospace & Defense division. Tony brings 15 years of experience designing RF/microwave/mmWave components, modules, and subsystems for aerospace applications, and has held roles in design, management, and business development.

Sherry Hess, product marketing group director at Cadence Design Systems, has over 20 years of EDA experience in sales, marketing, support, and business management at NI, AWR, CebaTech, Ansoft (now Ansys), and Intel. She's also currently chairing the IEEE MTT-S Women in Microwaves (WIM) and Women in Engineering (WIE) organizations.

Donna Moore is CEO and chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance, overseeing the organization's strategy and direction to drive global adoption of the LoRaWAN standard. Prior to that, she served as the executive director of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), where she successfully led DLNA to become the de facto IoT standard for streaming video, audio, and picture files over a LAN.

Nizar Messaoudi is product manager for Performance Network Analyzers at Keysight Technologies. He has over 15 years of RF test equipment experience and began his career as an RF application engineer at Keysight in 2016. Before joining Keysight, Nizar taught at the University of Waterloo, training well over 3,000 engineers in the art of making RF measurements.

I'll be meeting with these industry experts to get their insights on the latest trends. I'm hoping that at least some of our discussions can be shared with you in the form of TechXchange Talks videos. I'm grateful to all of them for coming aboard to help me in the ongoing task of providing the information you need to be more effective in your role as a design engineer or engineering manager.

About the Author

David Maliniak | Executive Editor, Microwaves & RF

I am Executive Editor of Microwaves & RF, an all-digital publication that broadly covers all aspects of wireless communications. More particularly, we're keeping a close eye on technologies in the consumer-oriented 5G, 6G, IoT, M2M, and V2X markets, in which much of the wireless market's growth will occur in this decade and beyond. I work with a great team of editors to provide engineers, developers, and technical managers with interesting and useful articles and videos on a regular basis. Check out our free newsletters to see the latest content.

You can send press releases for new products for possible coverage on the website. I am also interested in receiving contributed articles for publishing on our website. Use our contributor's packet, in which you'll find an article template and lots more useful information on how to properly prepare content for us, and send to me along with a signed release form. 

About me:

In his long career in the B2B electronics-industry media, David Maliniak has held editorial roles as both generalist and specialist. As Components Editor and, later, as Editor in Chief of EE Product News, David gained breadth of experience in covering the industry at large. In serving as EDA/Test and Measurement Technology Editor at Electronic Design, he developed deep insight into those complex areas of technology. Most recently, David worked in technical marketing communications at Teledyne LeCroy, leaving to rejoin the EOEM B2B publishing world in January 2020. David earned a B.A. in journalism at New York University.

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