I've known about this for some time, but I was asked to keep mum about it. Patrick Mannion left EE Times a few weeks ago, as Brian Fuller reported before Thanksgiving. Today I got permission to say that Patrick has gone back to his roots and become director of content for Hearst Electronics Group which covers Electronic Products, Electronic Engineer's Master and Electronic Products China.
Patrick started his career 20 years ago with Electronic Products. Fuller is taking over his responsibilities while EE Times looks for a replacement.
That last statement fills me with joy. This was not a layoff. This was personnel acquisition. Haven't heard that from the media for some time.