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International IC-China, Mainland China's Largest Electronics Design Event, Expands to Include Chengdu as Fourth Location

2007-07-11 15:13 1233

Global Sources Extends Components Pavilions from Shenzhen to Include Shanghai and Chengdu

HONG KONG, July 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) is set to expand its International IC-China Conference & Exhibition (IIC-China) to include Chengdu in February 2008

( http://www.english.china.iicexpo.com ). The new venue aims to enable Global Sources to better serve electronics product development in Chengdu's fast growing manufacturing sector.

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IIC-China is mainland China's largest electronics design event. It features some 1,000 booths and exhibits by most of the world's top semiconductor manufacturers. More than 29,000 design engineers and technical managers attended the 2007 events in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.

"The International IC-China show is the dominant show in its sector and a vitally important marketing channel for international semiconductor companies," said Mark A. Saunderson, President of Global Sources' Electronics Business Unit. "Effective spring 2008, the event is scheduled to be held in the top four electronics hubs in mainland China.

"Leading technology providers use IIC-China's keynote address, seminar and summit program to extend their thought leadership, sharing the latest design methodologies with engineers and enabling innovation in the region."

IIC-China events scheduled for 2008 are:

-- Chengdu: Feb. 28-29, New Century Exhibition & Convention Center

-- Shenzhen: March 3-4, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center

-- Beijing: March 6-7, China World Trade Center

-- Shanghai: March 10-11, Shanghai Mart

IIC-China Extends Geographic Scope of Components Pavilions

Saunderson said: "After a very successful launch in Shenzhen in 2007, the Components Pavilion is set to debut in 2008 at the Shanghai and Chengdu shows. It is expected to showcase the latest passive and electromechanical technologies, and aims to enable procurement and manufacturing managers to source components to complement their product development -- all under one roof."

In addition, IIC-China is also scheduled to feature two brand new technology zones focusing on RF, microwave and power technologies at the Shenzhen and Shanghai venues.

"These initiatives extend our leading position serving Greater China's electronics industry," Saunderson said. "We now have some 16 different media and eight shows in five locations -- plus application websites, e-newsletters, webcasts and sourcing research reports.

"Our online, print and trade show offerings serve all stages of the buying process and provide end-to-end coverage for the industry, from product conceptualization right through to finished product exporting."

Global Sources also sponsors Greater China's key electronics industry events, which include International IC-China Conference & Exhibition

( http://www.english.china.iicexpo.com ), Embedded Systems Conference-Taiwan ( http://www.english.taiwan.escasiaexpo.com ), EDA & Test-Taiwan Conference & Exhibition ( http://www.english.taiwan.edatexpo.com ) and the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components ( http://www.chinasourcingfair.com ).

For more information about Global Sources, visit http://www.corporate.globalsources.com .

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media company and a primary facilitator of two-way trade with Greater China. The core business is facilitating trade from Greater China to the world, using a wide range of English-language media. The other key business segment facilitates trade from the world to Greater China using Chinese-language media.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 600,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 230 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 1.8 million products and more than 150,000 suppliers annually through 13 online marketplaces, 12 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and nine specialized trade shows which run 22 times a year across seven cities.

Suppliers receive more than 13 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( http://www.globalsources.com ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 36 years. In mainland China it has over 1,700 team members in 44 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for

Chinese-language media.

Global Sources Press Contact in Asia:

Camellia So

Tel: +852-2555-5021

Email: cso@globalsources.com

Global Sources Investor Contact in Asia:

Eddie Heng

Tel: +65-6547-2850

Email: eheng@globalsources.com

Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.:

James W.W. Strachan

Tel: +1-602-978-7504

Email: strachan@globalsources.com

Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.:

Moriah Shilton & Christiane Pelz

Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.

Tel: +1-415-433-3777

Email: cpelz@lhai.com

Source: Global Sources
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