New Blog Link

We’ve begun linking to Henry Livingston’s “Counterfeit Parts” blog. Livingston is an engineering fellow and technical director at BAE Systems Electronic Systems, where he is responsible for overseeing engineering activity for specifying components and evaluating their suitability for military and aerospace applications. He also is BAE’s subject matter expert in component engineering field, and is widely published on component reliability assessment, obsolescence management, semiconductor industry trends and counterfeit electronic components.

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About Mike

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