Since the first issue of ElectronicsCooling magazine emerged in June 1995, I have had the privilege of publishing a number of feature articles in the magazine. Writing these articles came relatively easy because the topics addressed were on aspects of electronics cooling, such as liquid cooling, thermoelectrics and air cooling, that I have worked on throughout my 41 years in the business.
Since joining the editorial staff of ElectronicsCooling late in 2000, I have written 13 Calculation Corner articles, sharing this responsibility with one of my fellow editors, Bruce Guenin. At first picking a topic to write about came fairly easy. However, as the number of topics covered accumulated it has become increasingly challenging to pick new topics that I think would be of interest and useful to our readers and at the same time could be satisfactorily covered in the limited space available.
Now I am faced with a newer challenge. As noted by Bruce in his February 2007 editorial the responsibility to write the editorial now falls upon the Editor-in-Chief responsible for each issue. Since I am the Editor-in-Chief for the August issue it is now my turn. I must admit that the idea of picking a topic that will be of interest to you the reader seems even more daunting than selecting a topic for the Calculation Corner. So, following the example of Clemens Lasance in his May 2007 editorial I pulled out my back issues of the magazine to review the variety of topics that Kaveh Azar covered during his tenure as Editor-in-Chief.
I have known Kaveh for 20 years and have great respect for him both as an engineer and businessman. After reviewing his more than 40 editorials I am equally impressed with his ability to come up with topics to write about issue after issue. Over the years Kaveh conveyed his views on a wide variety of topics related to thermal management. These topics included vendor data and the need for standardization, the cost of thermal management, the role of mechanical engineers in the electronics industry, the role of academia in thermal science, air versus liquid cooling, commoditizing thermal management and many others. Although I did not always agree with his point of view, I was always impressed by the logic and clarity with which he conveyed his message.
At this point I could discuss my own views on some of these topics, but I choose not to do so. Instead I want to take this opportunity to publicly congratulate and thank Kaveh for his leadership and years of service on behalf of ElectronicsCooling magazine. Kaveh may no longer be part of the editorial staff but I hope he will continue to share his insight and knowledge with all of us through contributed articles from time to time.
Next, I want to thank the many vendors that advertise in the magazine. It is their financial support that sustains the publication of the magazine. More importantly it is their technology, products and processes that make it possible for each of us to accomplish our thermal management tasks. Congratulations for all your contributions and keep up the good work.
Finally, I want to thank all of our readers � both those who have been with us for many years and those who have only recently discovered the magazine. It always a pleasure when a reader comes up to me at Semi-Therm or writes to me about how much they enjoy the magazine and how useful they have found one of the articles. It is you the reader whom we seek to serve and hope to continue to do so in the future.