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
Jun 30, 2015
Commentary

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements 7

Erroneously implementing four-wire sensing into a measurement instrument can be disastrous, so it becomes critical to have a firm grasp of how sense lines function....More
May 29, 2015
blog

Engineering Education: Fact and Fiction 4

I have taken a keen interest in the dialogue (that has been going on for many years) about the quality of engineering education in the U.S....More
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 4

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More

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