Electronic Design

Embedded Technologies Now Under New Management

I would like you to join me in welcoming a new technology editor to our staff: Bill Wong. Bill will be our Embedded Technologies/Software editor, responsible for covering a wide range of hardware and software developments related to what we loosely call "embedded systems." Some of the topics that will fall under his wing include single-board computers and related peripheral cards, real-time software and protocol stacks, and microcontrollers and embedded processors.

These topics cut a wide swath through many areas of the industry—automotive systems, communications, computer peripherals, industrial control, medical and military systems, and networking and telecommunications, to name a few. Electronic Design has long covered all of these areas with our previous Embedded Technologies/Software editors. The addition of Bill Wong to Electronic Design's staff just reinforces our efforts to bring you the best articles and the latest developments in this active arena.

Bill started his career after receiving a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He worked at Unisys while completing his degrees and then joined the RCA David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, N.J., as a member of the technical staff. In the late 1980s, Bill served as the Director of PC Magazine's Technology Center and the PC Labs organization.

For the last few years, Bill has worked as a very prolific freelance author and a consultant. He has written articles for Linux Magazine, PC Week, Bedford Communications, AT&T, The Diebold Group, and many other organizations. He has also written software for companies such as Compuware, NuMega Technologies Div., Lucid Corp., Rising Star Industries, Monroe Systems for Business, and others. Additionally, he has written a number of books on topics including Windows 2000, remote LAN connections, plug and play programming, object-oriented programming, and programming in the MS-DOS mode. Aside from this, he's a contributor to the MS-DOS Encyclopedia published by McGraw Hill.

Scheduled for the July 10 issue, his first major article will examine the recent explosion in chips that are referred to as "network processors." Beyond that, we plan to have him compose features on WindowsCE, hardware/software codevelopment, multiprocessor buses, and embedded Linux. Furthermore, you'll see his regular contributions in just about every edition of the magazine and on our web site. Areas such as real-time operating systems, embedded Linux, and the new release of WindowsCE will receive continuing coverage.

You can contact Bill via e-mail at [email protected] He can also be reached by dialing his home office at (215) 736-2449, or our N.J. headquarters offices at (201) 393-6271.

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