I have always followed and enjoyed Bill Schweber’s witty and informative articles from the time he was at Analog Devices on through his time at EDN and EE Times and now as he writes for me on Planet Analog. When I came on the scene with EDN in early 2012 he was my mentor in the electronics publication world.
Schweber is an electronics engineer who has written three textbooks on electronic communications systems, as well as hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns, and product features. In past roles, he worked as a technical website manager for multiple topic-specific sites for EE Times, and as both the Executive Editor and Analog Editor at EDN.
At Analog Devices Inc. (a leading vendor of analog and mixed-signal ICs), Bill was in marketing communications (public relations); as a result, he has been on both sides of the technical PR function, presenting company products, stories, and messages to the media — and also as the recipient of these.
Prior to the PR role at Analog, Bill was associate editor of its respected technical journal, and also worked in its product marketing and applications engineering groups. Before those roles, Bill was at Instron Corp., doing hands-on analog- and power-circuit design and systems integration for materials-testing machine controls.
He has an MSEE from UMass and a BSEE from Columbia, is a Registered Professional Engineer, and holds an Advanced Class amateur radio license. Bill has also planned, written, and presented online courses on a variety of engineering topics, including MOSFET basics, ADC selection, and driving LEDs.
It is said that Schweber likes British comedies (not many people enjoy British dry humor, but I love it as well). He also would like it if engineers and scientists got as much attention as Hollywood celebrities, but thinks it may never happen. Schweber seems to be a Star Wars fan (like me, too! — we must have been separated at birth), and his dream is to have coffee with Princess Leia or C3PO! And finally, he is inspired by people in arts and sciences with genuine talent or accomplishments.
My goal is to maintain Planet Analog as the ultimate go-to place for designers as Schweber has done since its launch.