Letter from the Editor
Newsletter Editor Janet O’Neil is shown in front of the ETS-Lindgren display of EMC memorabilia at the EMC History Museum in Hawaii. Those with keen eyesight and long memories may recall “The Filter Queen” in the photo standing next to a three phase, four wire 600 Amp filter cabinet (and these were single circuit 600 amp filters, not lower current filters run in parallel - that was quite an accomplishment some 20 years ago!)


Thanks Dad!
The year 2007 was a busy one for the IEEE EMC Society and yours truly. Chairing the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on EMC was the highlight of my year and a great opportunity. It’s not every symposium that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the EMC Society. I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to not only chair the Society’s annual symposium, but to have done so during the unique year of our 50th Anniversary.
I have a new respect for the Founders of the EMC Society and an appreciation for how far EMC has come in 50 years. In 1957, engineers weren’t addressing clock speeds above 1 GHz nor the new challenges presented by wireless technology, broadband over power lines, or magnetic resonance imaging, to name just a few developments in recent years.
Along the way in 2007, through the 50th Anniversary Symposium, I was fortunate to meet several of our EMC Society Founders in Hawaii. I also worked with a great committee from around the world who took the concept of “multi-tasking” to a whole new level. You’ll note from the photos in this Newsletter that many of the EMC 2007 Symposium Steering Committee members wore different hats all week. That is, in addition to their Symposium commitments, they were giving papers, chairing sessions, speaking in workshops, staffing booths for their companies or organizations, running the Society (President Andy Drozd) or other committee meetings – you get the idea! Hats off, as they say in the US, to the incredible EMC 2007 Symposium Steering Committee members. You’ll find a pictorial recognition of the committee starting on page 30, and, just as importantly, at the end of my letter you’ll find recognition of the many companies and organizations that supported the volunteer efforts of the committee members. The EMC Society is indebted to these companies and organizations. And, we must recognize our team of photographers at EMC 2007 noted at the end of this letter for their numerous contributions to this issue of the Newsletter.
In closing, I’d like to dedicate this Newsletter to my father, the late Fred J. Nichols, whose products from and customers of his company LectroMagnetics, Inc. inspired me to learn more about the science of EMC. I appreciate his encouraging my involvement in the IEEE EMC Society as well as his introduction to the many people who make this a unique group of individuals. I’m sure he would have greatly enjoyed the 50th Anniversary Symposium and seeing the “Filter Queen” in the EMC History Museum. Thanks Dad!
Editor’s Note: Thank you to Jonathan Stewart of Curtis-Straus LLC for identifying one of the women shown on page 10 of issue no. 214 of the EMC Society Newsletter. On the far right is Alexis Harrington of Conformity magazine.


Many thanks to the companies and organizations below for supporting the participation of their employees as members of the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on EMC Steering Committee. Volunteer manpower is a big part of every symposium - your support is greatly appreciated!

ANDRO Computational Solutions
Clemson University in South Carolina
Denso International America
Don HEIRMAN Consultants
Fischer Custom Communications
General Motors
Hoolihan EMC Consulting
Ingenium Testing
Intel Corporation
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) - Singapore
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Matrox - Canada
Mercer University in Georgia
Politecnico di Torino – Italy
Salesiar Polytechnic - Japan
University of Michigan – Dearborn
University of Rome “La Sapienza” - Italy
US Navy at Patuxent River
WIS - Germany

Thank You
Photographers at EMC 2007

With all the many activities taking place during the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on EMC and 50th Anniversary events, a crew of photographers was needed. EMC Society Photographer Ken Wyatt wishes to acknowledge and thank his talented and dedicated photography crew, including his wife Sheila, Dick Ford, Richard Georgerian, Ken Javor, and Jerry Ramie. Thank you to these photographers for their excellent work!

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