Design News, your daily source of essential business and technical information for the design engineering and electronics industry's decision makers, has been named one of the "10 Great Media Websites" by BtoB's Media Business in the "Tech" category.
For more than 65 years, Design News has served as the premier technical resource for design engineers throughout the manufacturing sector. We are a community site for systems-level design engineers, electromechanical engineers, and engineers of all disciplines. Our editorial focuses on how engineers apply technology in end applications through case studies, how-to content, end-user examples, and community-generated content.
Design News brand director Rich Nass told us:
Design News has a rich history with the design engineering community. We've created a community site to serve the 21st century design engineer and help them to do their jobs better. This honor is a testament to the hard work of the site's  redesign. Karen Field and Alexander Wolfe drove the content vision, and Chris Williams spearheaded the new technology platform. We've also been honored alongside many well-known brands in the media marketplace such as the Financial Times, Forbes, and the American Lawyer. Congratulations to the entire Design News team.
The website brings the audience into the conversation through moderated discussions, blogs, and social media, giving users equal share of voice with content experts. With a streamlined design, contextual navigation, and sponsored educational materials, Design News guides design engineers to the information they need, creating an opportunity for the community to collaborate, share ideas, and experiences. In addition, DesignNews.com delivers a full suite of multimedia content, including video and audio, and enables a deeper level of engagement by design engineers.
I also want to extend my congratulations to Design News for the honor.I can certainly understand why the award was given and being a consulting engineer, I can tell you that it does provide "news you can use".I have contacted several vendors after seeing an article about a new product or service and have always mentioned I read about their product on Design News.The great quality of reporting certainly comes from hours of dedicated effort provided by those contributing to the publication.One of the most valuable features of the process is the ability to post messages and receive responses to those postings.All I can say is keep up the great work.
I'm proud to be part of a publication that's won such a top honor. When I joined the DN editorial staff 8 months ago (has it been that short?) I was pleasantly surprised by all the interaction on the website, between editors and readers, and between readers, too. I've learned a lot from the comments sections, both about the fields I cover at DN and for dealing with practical issues, such as buying the right generator. I'm glad for the chance to research and write about a wide range of topics at different stages of commercialization, from promising R&D projects to finished products.
Congratulations! Design News is an amazing platform for thoughtful interchange on a diverse number of topics, making it a goto resource regardless of your engineering specialty. The content is typically very thought provoking and allows us to see perspectives from many different facets of industry and I have certainly been enrichened by the content to be found on the Design News website. We appreciate all of you who work so hard to make Design News the awesome forum that it is!
Thanks much, Rob, but we certainly couldn't have acheived what we have in the past year without the tireless efforts of our writers/contributors. Congratulations to all of you, you know who you are, and a big thank you for making Design News such a great success!
That's great news mrdon! We look forward to receiving your project. Gadget Freak has long been a successful program here at Design News, and it just keeps getting better with age. Tell me, what are some of your favorite projects that we have featured?
Congratulations! Very well deserved. Amid all of the successful online content dedicated to other sectors such as entertainment and politics, "tech" news is often dominated by consumer electronics and software development. DesignNews does a fantastic job of recognizing the tenets of elegant design across the varied range of technological research and development. So glad to learn that others appreciate this too! =]
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.