September 14, 2005 – PennWell Corp. has named veteran technology editor Ed Korczynski to the position of senior technical editor of Solid State Technology magazine, effective yesterday.
Korczynski’s career path has paralleled the evolution of significant areas of semiconductor manufacturing over the past 20 years. He has held senior positions at a number of major semiconductor companies including Applied Materials, Watkins-Johnson Co., Compound Semiconductors, PDF Solutions consulting, and Ultra Clean Technology.
His journalism experience includes a five-year period during which he also served as senior technical editor of Solid State Technology. He received a degree in materials science and engineering from MIT.
“We are delighted to welcome back Ed Korczynski to the fine editorial staff of Solid State Technology,” says David Barach, publisher of Solid State Technology. “Ed’s proven expertise and well-documented experience in various technical management and technical marketing positions, within the worldwide semiconductor manufacturing industry, make him a most compelling resource for Solid State Technology and the industry as a whole.
“Add in Ed’s deep, yet unique knowledge of what it takes to be a truly effective senior technical editor in this field, and we believe we have garnered the best possible recipe for success for the US and International media network of the Solid State Technology Franchise, as well as for our many readers, online users, and advertising community.
“I am very confident that, via the strong leadership of Editor-in-Chief, Phil LoPiccolo, Mr. Korczynski will be instrumental in confronting and reporting on the myriad challenges within the dynamic global semiconductor manufacturing industry,” Barach concluded.
“Ed’s experience as a process engineer in semiconductor fabs, as well as with toolmakers, makes him an ideal editor for a magazine covering the technology involved in fabricating semiconductor and thin film devices,” says Bob Haavind, SST‘s editorial director.
“Ed brings a perfect blend of technical expertise and journalism experience to the position,” says Phil LoPiccolo, editor-in-chief. “He will be instrumental in enhancing Solid State Technology‘s reputation for technical depth and editorial excellence as the magazine takes on new journalistic ventures to better serve reader needs.”