The End of CircuiTree

Today we bid farewell to CircuiTree Magazine, which will fold on May 1.

Larry Maher, global sales manager, CircuiTree, sent an email to customers today, writing: “It is my sad duty to inform you that effective May 1, CircuiTree Magazine  will be ceasing publication.  The last published issue is the April, 2011 issue.  The CircuiTree e-mail newsletters will cease publication effective May 1 and the CircuiTree web site will be closed on May 1.”

CircuiTree was an earnest and competent challenger through the years, despite its many management changes. The past few years, it suffered from something of an identity problem as it struggled with trying to decide which market it served. As a result, I think its coverage suffered. Still, 25 years is a good life for a magazine. Today, we salute our fallen competitors and colleagues.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged by Mike. Bookmark the permalink.

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