PARAMUS, NJ – May 5, 2005 – At its 30th Annual Dinner, the Communications Alumni Group of the The City College of New York honored Electronic Design magazine’s Editor-at-Large David Bursky for his outstanding lifetime achievement as a journalist, and inducted him into the university's Communications Alumni Group Hall of Fame.
Mr. Bursky was provided this very prestigious award in recognition of his 32 years of service to trade journalism and the positive impact that his coverage has provided to the advancement of technology. He is the first Electrical Engineer to be so honored, and joins an elite club of other lifetime journalists such as Bernard Kalb, Stephen B. Shepard, Upton Sinclair, Marvin Kalb, Larry Gralla and many others.
“Dave Bursky continues to be one of the electronics industry’s most highly regarded writers, as evidenced by the turnout of vendors who either attended his Hall of Fame induction ceremony personally or placed congratulatory ads in the event program, said Tom Morgan, Director of the Penton Electronics Group. “We’re proud to have him as part of the Electronic Design and Penton Media family and are grateful for his decades of service to our publication and the electronics industry as a whole.”
Since joining Electronic Design in 1973, Bursky has held various editorial positions covering technology and product developments in the electronics industry. Promoted to Editor-in-Chief in 1999 and to his current position in 2003, he has been responsible for defining the direction and content of the magazine. Additionally, Bursky is one of several Electronic Design editors who have been awarded the Jesse H. Neal Award for Editorial Excellence, one of the trade publishing industry's most prestigious honors. Mr. Bursky still travels extensively, interviewing technology company executives and attending the trade shows and symposia that continue to make his work for Electronic Design among the most highly regarded throughout the electronics industry. He often serves on the program committees and as a session moderator of numerous conferences of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and other industry-sponsored events, and has written six books on topics ranging from personal computers to semiconductor memories.