‘Job Well Done’

Nearly 10 years ago, Osama bin Laden spurred one of the most heinous acts ever perpetrated on US soil. While I can understand how bin Laden’s warped worldview came about, I certainly do not agree with it, let alone with his many acts of terrorism on innocent citizens.

So today I salute the efforts of thousands of men and women who have worked day and night since to bring bin Laden down. And I likewise salute the many ingenious electronics devices that aided those efforts. No manhunt of this scale could be successful without tremendous shoe leather. But the electronics design and manufacturing industry deserves a huge “job well done” for coming up with the systems for listening, watching and communicating that allowed the US to find and kill bin Laden in his own hideout and without losing a soldier. That’s impressive.

 

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Mike Buetow is 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 is also vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversees all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 20 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