EE Times Launches Industrial Control DesignLine Web Site to Serve Engineers in the Industrial Automation and Process Control Segment of the Electronics Industry

Apr 25, 2005

CMP Media's EE Times announced today the launch of the Industrial Control DesignLine Web site ( This completely new site is targeted at design engineers and engineering managers involved in the development of networking systems, factory equipment, robotic systems, networking systems, motor control systems, and other devices used in the industrial automation market.

"The increased competition that comes with the global economy and the push for zero defects are two key factors that will continue to drive manufacturing operations for the foreseeable future," said Terry Costlow, site editor of Industrial Control DesignLine. "The challenges of adding machine vision and other sensors that improve quality while keeping product rates high will challenge engineers and managers, as will the adoption of front office technologies like Ethernet and ruggedized PCs. Industrial Control DesignLine will give designers the information they need to remain competitive."

Industrial Control DesignLine is the authoritative online voice for industrial automation and process control delivering practical, how-to design solutions, technical and standards-related resources, new product announcements, expert advice and topical forums on the areas that matter most:

  * Motor Control/Sensors
  * Industrial Instrumentation
  * Process Control
  * Networking
  * Robotics

The goal of Industrial Control DesignLine is to accelerate the understanding of existing technology and to teach engineers how to incorporate new techniques and findings into existing industrial product lines. The design of the site supports this goal by offering a broad range of topics such as explaining new techniques for adapting Ethernet for an industrial environment or examining the developments of new embedded processor/board designs.

Site Editor Terry Costlow has covered the technology field since writing about the first 3-1/2-inch disk drive, when 6 Mbytes was considered more capacity than most users would need. As a bureau reporter for Electronics Magazine and Electronic Design, Terry covered a broad range of technologies, from passive components to supercomputers. Over the past four years, he's written for Design News, Automation World, Automotive Engineering International, IEEE Spectrum and the Christian Science Monitor. Much of Terry's career was with EE Times, where he wrote about factory automation and many closely related technologies including embedded systems, communications, sensors and software.

Industrial Control DesignLine is CMP Media's fifth in a series of vertically micro-segmented Web sites for design engineers involved in designing electronic systems. CMP's Electronics Group has a high degree of expertise in the industrial control/automation arena -- both EE Times and Embedded Systems Programming have looked extensively at the design issues shaping the industrial controls sector. At the same time, the Embedded Systems Conference events have provided tracks that educate engineers on the hardware and software design issues associated with developing industrial control/automation systems.

About EE Times

EE Times ( is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide. EE Times print editions reach more than 900,000 electronics professionals around the world in 5 different languages. Each month users from more than 100 countries view more than 7.5 million pages on EE Times Online and the network of CMP Electronics Group Web sites. EE Times is owned and published by CMP Media LLC, headquartered in Manhasset, NY.

About CMP Media

CMP Media ( is the leading integrated media solutions company providing "broad and deep" access to the entire technology spectrum - the builders, sellers and buyers of technology worldwide. The company's comprehensive database of technology decision makers enables marketers to reach targeted audiences throughout the purchase process with publications, web offerings, face-to-face events, consulting and other marketing services that deliver actionable results.

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   Tim Avila
   Group Marketing Director
   CMP Media LLC - Electronics Group
   Tel: +1 415-947-6653


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