Welcome to the May 2012 issue of Electronics and what a special issue it is indeed as we mark our 30th year anniversary in the industry.
To celebrate the occasion we have put together a special 30th anniversary supplement inside this issue, with features looking at the past 30 years in the industry and a look towards the future.
May has been a busy month also heralding the 10-year anniversary of PCIM in Nuremberg.
If you attended the show then you will have experienced its visible growth with additional halls of exhibitors and steady throng of visitors.
30 years ago microcontroller technology was taking the industry by storm, debuted first then by Intel. Now this technology can be found in just about every application.
But to look at what is driving the industry currently then that would be most certainly power efficiency, alternative energy, all things wireless and connected and anything that engages with the human machine interface.
In an industry special this month’s Editor at Large: Industry Insight focuses on the ergonomics of design and how the human machine interface is shaping the electronics of the future.