Janine began working as a professional writer in engineering fields more than 19 years ago. Presently at UBM Tech, she is editor of the PCB Design Center on and the EE Times Memory Designline on In addition, she is taking on a new role as Technical Program Director at DesignCon 2015. During her career, Janine has worked with numerous publications, including Microwaves & RF, Wireless Systems Design, Communication Systems Design, Wireless Design Online, and Global Telephony, as well as with industry leaders in a freelance writing capacity. A member of NASW and ACS, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware and a Master’s Degree from Duquesne University. She can be reached at or tb_janine on Twitter.

What I love about IMS

IMS was my first conference when I joined this industry way back in 19xx cough, cough. I was young and optimistic, and I stepped into a conference that was marked by an industry that was frightened and wondering what the future held. Most of the companies were what many now refer to as “the old microwave guys” who really only had military customers. And the military orders were drying up. There were whispers on the show floor of this new “wireless” technology. Many scoffed at the term. Heck, wireless was the word used to describe Marconi’s invention. But what if… what if there really was a commercial market for this fantastic technology that we all loved so much. Could there be a brighter future?

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