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

Passive Components Still See Ink And Innovation

in Joe Desposito's Blog Jul 11, 2013
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......

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

in Joe Desposito's Blog Jun 17, 2013
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......

Flexible And Not So Flexible Displays Set To Soar?

in Joe Desposito's Blog Jun 11, 2013
Are flexible displays ready to play a major role in smartphones and other electronics? Joe Desposito gives you his take on this burgeoning technology......

What’s The Reach Of Your Wireless Router?

in Joe Desposito's Blog May 22, 2013
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......

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

in Joe Desposito's Blog Apr 25, 2013
Luke Dubord, NASA avionics engineer, gave an interesting and inspiring keynote presentation at Design West. This blog covers a few of the details he......

An Easy Way To Get An Apple iOS Device To Print To A USB Printer

in Joe Desposito's Blog Apr 10, 2013
A review of the Lantronix xPrintServer...

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

in Joe Desposito's Blog Feb 13, 2013
As you have undoubtedly heard by now, President Obama has signed an executive order regarding cybersecurity. This was done ostensibly to protect......

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

in Joe Desposito's Blog Dec 04, 2012
Joe Desposito visits the Reality Deck at the CEWIT building at Stony Brook University for a tour and interview with Dr. Arie Kaufman...

Time Travel, Anyone?

in Joe Desposito's Blog Oct 01, 2012
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......

Hands On With the Motorola Droid Razr M

in Joe Desposito's Blog Sep 18, 2012
A hands on look at the Motorola Droid Razr M as it compares with the author's Blackberry Bold and iPod Touch...