CMP Media Hires Award-Winning Journalist David Bursky

35-Year Industry Veteran Provides Extensive Global Semiconductor Expertise to Electronics Group

Feb 27, 2006

CMP Media's Electronics Group today announced the editorial appointment of David Bursky, as the group's semiconductor editor. Working from Sunnyvale, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Bursky will be responsible for providing in-depth editorial perspective and analysis of semiconductor industry and technology, a critical component of the group's editorial coverage of the electronics marketplace. He will contribute his expertise on a weekly basis for print and online news (EE Times and, while also leveraging his technical experience to contribute to CMP Media's Heads-Down Web sites and events -- content that electronics engineers need to do their job every day.

"We are delighted that Dave has chosen to join EE Times and I look forward to making his perspective on semiconductor design an integral part of the weekly news and analysis mix for our readers," said Patrick Mannion, editor of EE Times. "His experience, energy and reputation precede him and his impact on our readers' understanding of the semiconductor industry will be nothing short of immediate."

Bursky was previously employed at Electronic Design since 1973, working in various editorial positions. He served several years as editor-in-chief for the publication and was promoted to editor-at-large in 2003, becoming responsible for defining the direction and content of the magazine as well as providing editorial coverage of all aspects of digital semiconductor technology, from processes to architectural definition, to testing and circuit applications.

"I have been working in the electronics industry for more than three decades and the pace of development has continued to accelerate over those years. To keep pace with such developments, I am excited about the opportunity to join a fast-moving organization such as CMP Media," said Bursky. "Moving to a weekly publication will better enable me to develop stories that will help readers stay on top of the rapid developments within the semiconductor industry. From my base in the heart of Silicon Valley I will be able to cover the unbridled creativity that the valley and the semiconductor industry are known for."

On joining EE Times and CMP Media, Bursky will further strengthen the electronics industry's most knowledgeable and distinguished group of technology editors. His strengths in digital ICs and architectures will round out the process and EDA expertise of Dave Lammers and Richard Goering, respectively, while complementing the analog strengths of Bill Schweber and the communications technology coverage of Loring Wirbel.

Bursky has been awarded the Jesse H. Neal Award for editorial excellence and was described by the San Jose Mercury News as one of the 100 most influential people in Silicon Valley. He has taught digital logic technology at the former RCA Institute in New York City, and has been a guest lecturer at the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, Calif. Bursky has also presented, moderated and served on the program committees of numerous Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) conferences as well as privately run conferences and has written and compiled six books on topics ranging from personal computers to semiconductors. He holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York.

About CMP Media's Electronics Group

The CMP Media Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide through print, online and conferences.

As the most comprehensive and integrated source of electronics technology information, the CMP Media Electronics Group offers a full suite of products and services to reach electronics systems design professionals throughout the world. With its combination of media properties, the CMP Media Electronics Group focuses on delivering a targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community.

Each month, CMP Media's Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its publications in five languages to subscribers in 55 countries. Online visitors from more than 100 countries view more than 7.5 million pages on its Web sites in six languages and in a year, more than 35,000 decision makers from 48 countries attend its conferences in North America, China, Taiwan and Europe.

  CMP Media's Electronics Group properties include:

  -- Print -- EE Times, Embedded Systems Design, Electronics Supply &
  -- Online -- EE Times Online, DesignLines,,,,, and SupplyLines
  -- Conferences -- Embedded Systems Conferences, Embedded Connect and
     Design Seminars

  About CMP Media (

Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands in the technology, healthcare and lifestyles industries, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Media is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( ), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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