Invested Interest

George Soros is taking a stake in Mentor. Carl Icahn is buying up Mentor and Cadence.

What’s with the notorious billionaires wanting a piece of our little industry? And who’s next? Gordon Gekko?

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Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association ( He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow

One thought on “Invested Interest

  1. Off topic, but yeah, like the guy commented in your last post, what happened to Pete?
    We have not seen any posts from him since – what – September or so? Is he okay?
    We miss him.

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