Our colleague and friend Colin Holland passed away this Thursday at just 59 years old. He will be greatly missed in our industry and by all who knew him.
All three of us had known Colin for about 20 years, in some cases longer. He was a valuable co-worker during the time when we were all at UBM in London, and, after that, a friend you were always glad to see who could brighten up even the dullest press event.
Colin recently rejoined UBM full time, contributing to its Embedded and DesignLine sites and then becoming Content Director for events such as the ARM TechCon, DesignCon and DESIGN West and East. UBM Tech's flagship, EETimes, today posted its own moving tribute to Colin, which says it all as well as we could here. If you have your own comments and tributes to add, that's the best place to do it.
However, we'd like to take this chance to note our sadness at his passing and offer our deepest condolences to his family.