ElectroIQ Web Portal from PennWell focuses on electronics and electronics manufacturing

NASHUA, N.H., 10 Sept. 2009. The PennWell's Corp. Electronics Media Group is launching a portal Website for electronics manufacturing called ElectroIQ that provides a gateway to five different PennWell brands that focus on electronics and electronics manufacturing: Solid State Technology, Photovoltaics World, Advanced Packaging, Small Times, and SMT. ElectroIQ is located at www.electroiq.com.

NASHUA, N.H., 10 Sept. 2009. The PennWell's Corp. Electronics Media Group is launching a portal Website for electronics manufacturing called ElectroIQ that provides a gateway to five different PennWell brands that focus on electronics and electronics manufacturing: Solid State Technology, Photovoltaics World, Advanced Packaging, Small Times, and SMT. ElectroIQ is located at www.electroiq.com.

Each brand powers one of the five sections of the new site: semiconductors, photovoltaics, packaging, nanotech/MEMS, and surface mount technology, respectively.

Users can navigate through these branded sections and associated topic centers to find technical articles, industry news, product updates, videos, white papers, Webcasts, blogs, podcasts, upcoming events, magazine archives, and more. The site also features search and advanced search functionality that allows users to find relevant content across all five brands.

Christine Shaw, senior vice president in charge of PennWell's Nashua-based Technology Group, said: "ElectroIQ is a true portal that enables 'one-click' access to five different web sites, while also providing a way to access information that pertains to multiple industries. No other publishing company has as wide an array of publications devoted to electronics manufacturing, and I'm delighted that we can now serve our audience with increased functionality on our new software platform."

ElectroIQ.com runs on PennWell's Platform 7, a next generation content management system and web platform, consisting of a modular set of functionalities, as well as best practice processes. Other recently deployed portal sites within PennWell include OptoIQ.com, DentistryIQ.com and PennEnergy.com.

"From a content perspective, the reasoning behind ElectroIQ is simple," said Pete Singer, Editorial Director of PennWell's Electronics Media Group. "Increasingly, similar process technologies are being applied across the various industries addressed by our five different brands. Screen printing of conductive pastes, for example, is used in printed circuit board assembly as well as photovoltaics manufacturing. 3D integration is an advanced packaging concept, but largely uses semiconductor front end process type steps. MEMS are integrated and packaged with energy harvesting devices and thin film batteries. The list goes on, up and down -- and across-- the entire supply chain."

With topically aligned content, ElectroIQ delivers information readers need to make decisions about selecting new technologies, products and suppliers. "ElectroIQ also allows our readers to easily see what technologies are being implemented in related industries and how they might leverage those for their own businesses," said Singer.

"Not only does ElectroIQ better meet the information needs of our audiences, but the portal approach allows us to offer a more effective marketing platform to the vendors in these markets," said Diane Lieberman, group publisher. "Now we can provide our business partners everything from broad branding and awareness programs across the entire electronics manufacturing ecosystem, to highly targeted lead generation programs tightly aligned to brand-specific relevant content and audience segments."

SMT publisher Karen Watkins weighs in on the printed circuit board (PCB) market. "ElectroIQ is a logical way to maximize synergy among PennWell electronics brands, as content providers 24/7 for both semi and board manufacturing. Our new portal continues to give both readers and vendors the impact of established, focused, separate brands, but now also adds the breadth, range, and strength of having the franchises under a single umbrella."

Coinciding with the new launch, PennWell's Electronics Media Group has been restructured and expanded. Debra Vogler, based in San Jose, will handle all technical feature content and submissions for our four semiconductor brands: Solid State Technology, Advanced Packaging, Photovoltaics World and Small Times (dvolger@pennwell.com). Jim Montgomery (jamesm@pennwell.com) is responsible for news posting and wire news feeds. Please direct press releases and news leads to him. New to the team is Steve Smith (stevesm@pennwell.com), who has taken on Managing Editor responsibilities. Heading up SMT editorial efforts is Meredith Courtemanche (mcourtemanche@pennwell.com), who continues to handle all editorial submissions and inquiries, for SMT feature articles, technical content, and news.

For more information contact ElectroIQ online at www.electroiq.com.

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