Joe Desposito

Editor-in-chief, Penton Media

Joe Desposito has held the position of editor-in-chief of Electronic Design since July, 2007. He first joined the publication in 1998 as a technology editor covering test and measurement but quickly expanded his coverage areas to include communications and consumer electronics. In May, 2000 Joe moved to sister publication, EE Product News, as editor-in-chief, overseeing the transition of that publication from print to web only and developing e-newsletters and a companion digital publication called eepn2.

Prior to that, Joe worked as a project leader in PC Magazine’s renowned PC Labs and was one of four team members on the original PC Labs staff. In this capacity, he worked to develop the PC Labs benchmark tests for PC hardware and software. Joe holds a BEE from Manhattan College and has written many articles and several books on computers and electronics.

Posts by Joe Desposito

in Joe Desposito's Blog Jul 11, 2013

Passive Components Still See Ink And Innovation

Electronic Design's editor-in-chief, Joe Desposito, notes that ten percent of the Top 101 Components of the past year are passives such as resistors....More
in Joe Desposito's Blog Jun 17, 2013

Engineering an IndyCar Victory Is More About Data And Simulation Than The Car’s Electronics

Sophisticated electronics can only do so much to propel a race team to victory in the Indianapolis 500. In the case of 2013 winner, Tony Kanaan, his....More
in Joe Desposito's Blog Jun 11, 2013

Flexible And Not So Flexible Displays Set To Soar?

Are flexible displays ready to play a major role in smartphones and other electronics? Joe Desposito gives you his take on this burgeoning technology....More
in Joe Desposito's Blog May 22, 2013

What’s The Reach Of Your Wireless Router?

WiFi connectivity gaps are more prevalent in homes now that tablets and Smart TVs are stretching the areas that wireless-N routers need to cover. A....More
in Joe Desposito's Blog Apr 25, 2013

NASA Engineer Recounts Curiosity’s Landing On Mars And Then Some

Luke Dubord, NASA avionics engineer, gave an interesting and inspiring keynote presentation at Design West. This blog covers a few of the details he....More
in Joe Desposito's Blog Feb 13, 2013

President Obama’s Executive Order On Cybersecurity Focuses on Information Sharing

As you have undoubtedly heard by now, President Obama has signed an executive order regarding cybersecurity. This was done ostensibly to protect....More
in Joe Desposito's Blog Dec 04, 2012

Stony Brook U.’s Reality Deck Is A Dazzling Visual Display

Joe Desposito visits the Reality Deck at the CEWIT building at Stony Brook University for a tour and interview with Dr. Arie Kaufman....More
in Joe Desposito's Blog Oct 01, 2012

Time Travel, Anyone?

This review of the time travel film, Looper, indicates that the movie falls short on this topic, and that time travel buffs should turn to some of....More
in Joe Desposito's Blog Sep 18, 2012

Hands On With the Motorola Droid Razr M

A hands on look at the Motorola Droid Razr M as it compares with the author's Blackberry Bold and iPod Touch....More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Dec 15, 2014
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Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 3

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
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Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More
Dec 1, 2014
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Programming Efficiency 7

When I started college, the Intel 4004 was being designed. The C programming language and UNIX operating system were being developed (unbeknownst to me). I did most of my programming in BASIC on an HP 2100 series mini-computer....More

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