It's my sad duty with this post to extend condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Colin Holland, an electronics-industry journalist who died on Thursday in a London hospice after a year-long battle with cancer.
I would meet Holland from time to time at industry events and always knew him to be knowledgeable and helpful, even when we worked for competitive publications. We became colleagues briefly, when UBM (publisher of EE Times and other electronics industry journals and websites), bought Canon Publishing (publisher of EDN and Test & Measurement World, where I worked at the time) and before I moved to EE-Evaluation Engineering.
Peter Clarke at EE Times summarizes Colin's accomplishments: “Holland was one of a generation of British-born business-to-business journalists who built upon science educations to facilitate communications between industry and engineering professionals about the technology and business of electronics. His wide-ranging experience included stints at the UK publications Electronic Technology, Electronic Engineering, What's New In Electronics (WNIE), and Electronics Times.” In 2006, Clarke writes, he was tapped for a freelance assignment to help start up EE Times Europe.
Read Clarke's complete article here.