John covers today’s latest high-tech, R&D and even science fiction in blogs, magazine articles, books and videos. He is an experienced physicist, engineer, journalist, author and professor who continues to speak at major conferences and before the camera on Chipestimate.com TV. He writes sponsored content on the ARM® Community site and under the Chipestimate.com “IP-Insider” blog.
John is vice president, chief content officer for Extensionmedia, which includes brands such as Chip Design, Solid State Technology, RF-Microwave Systems, and others. He was the senior editor for Penton’s Wireless Systems Design magazine and, before that, an associate editor for the IEEE I&M magazine. He has co-authored several books on systems engineering, RF design and automotive hardware-software integration for Wiley, Elsevier and SAE, respectively. John has over 23 years of systems engineering hardware-software experience in the electronics industry—including work at the DoD, within the semiconductor private sector, and at software start-up companies. He remains an affiliate professor of graduate-level systems engineering at Portland State University. Mr. Blyler holds a BS in engineering physics from Oregon State University, as well as an MSEE from California State University, Northridge.
John plays the piano and holds a black belt in TKD.