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Winners of Global Sources’ Electronics Design Awards to be Showcased at China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components

2007-10-12 15:49 2305

Awards Cover Eight Hot Electronics Categories Including Opto-electronics,

Personal Electronics, Wireless Communications & Networking Products

HONG KONG, Oct. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Winners of Global Sources’ (Nasdaq: GSOL) Electronics Design Awards will be showcased at the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components ( http://www.chinasourcingfair.com ) Oct. 12-15 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo.

(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200708071747.jpg )

Global Sources received over 200 entries for the Electronics Design Awards from manufacturers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan.

Judges included Leo Lin, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and

Asia-Pacific Business Development of Monster Cable and Kevin Beveridge, Director of Asia Commodity Management, Celestica, as well as editors from Global Sources’ electronics publications. Entries were judged on technical design, features and functionality, visual appeal, and sales, marketing and export success.

"The Awards highlight the most exciting products coming out of Asia and Greater China today," said Mark A. Saunderson, President of Global Sources’ Electronics Business Unit. "The quality and sophistication of the winning products clearly sets them apart from the rest. Our panel of judges acknowledged their unique application of emerging technologies and creative marketing that have been instrumental in their export success."

Global Sources’ Executive Director, Sarah Benecke, said: "The winning products in our Electronics Design Awards are absolutely stunning. They’re representative of the quality and design innovation coming out of the region today -- and also offered by exhibitors at the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components."

Winning products will be showcased at the New Product Gallery in Hall 11 at the Electronics & Components Fair. All exhibition space at the Fair has been sold out with 2,770 booths, an increase of 17 percent compared to October 2006.

Categories and winning companies are:

-- Computer Products -- Starline International Group, SLYD USB flash

drive

-- Home Entertainment -- Shenzhen Mele Digital Technology, HMC-35HD HDD

portable media player

-- In-car Electronics -- Coagent Electronic S&T, car DVD player

-- Opto-electronics -- Photo-Top Technologies, Photo fuse

-- Personal Electronics -- Shenzhen EZJoy Electronics, wireless game

controller

-- Power Supplies -- Shenzhen LVSUN Electronics Technology, LS-PAB120AA

laptop AC adapter

-- Security Products -- Venture Global, VIDMIC shoulder microphone with

built-in digital camera/video recorder

-- Wireless Communications & Networking -- dmedia System, F200 GPS phone

Fair to Feature New Product Gallery and a Range of Value-Added Services

In addition to the winning products, buyers can also see some of the finalists’ products from the Awards at the New Product Gallery in Hall 11.

Other value-added services for buyers and suppliers include:

-- Product Pavilions covering 12 major product categories in high demand

by global buyers. These are: Consumer Electronics; Digital

Entertainment; In-car Electronics; Computers & Networking; Telecom &

Accessories; WiFi & VoIP Products; GPS Products; Health & Personal

Care Electronics; Security Products; Electronic Components; Opto-

electronics; and Power Supplies.

-- Private Buyer Meetings create exclusive opportunities for pre-

selected exhibitors to meet face-to-face with some of the world’s

top buyers. These include Carrefour, Future Group, Halfords,

RadioShack, Sears and Woolworths UK.

-- Virtual Buyer Meetings enable exhibitors to meet top international

buyers who can’t make it to the Fair via an on-site video

conferencing system.

-- Vendor Summits save buyers’ time allowing them to introduce their

companies and outline sourcing requirements to up to 50 pre-selected

exhibitors in a private conference room. This year’s participants

include Dollar General and Monster Cable.

-- The Brand Zone features exhibitors committed to building their own

B2C and B2B brands through product innovation and quality.

-- Free Conference Programs feature international experts speaking on

quality control, product trends and compliance, logistics, China

sourcing and intellectual property issues.

-- Country and regional pavilions focus on products from Asia and

emerging mainland China supply centers.

-- Special Buyers’ Lounges are located in Halls 10 and 11 with free

Internet access, refreshments and sourcing information.

China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components Dates and Times

Opening times for the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components are:

-- Oct. 12-14 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

-- Oct. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Easy Access to AsiaWorld-Expo by Airport Express Train, Free Shuttle Buses

AsiaWorld-Expo is one minute from Hong Kong Airport and 28 minutes from downtown via the Airport Express train. Qualified buyers who pre-register are eligible to receive coupons for free transport on the train.

Global Sources provides free shuttle bus service to and from the venue from locations throughout Hong Kong. The venue is also easily accessible by public bus, taxi and private car.

Buyers planning to visit the Fairs can find more information, including transportation options, at http://www.chinasourcingfair.com .

Specialized Global Sources Websites, Trade Magazines and Trade Shows

The China Sourcing Fairs are an important part of Global Sources’ sourcing and product information services, which include Global Sources Online ( http://www.globalsources.com ), Global Sources trade magazines, and Global Sources Direct ( http://www.globalsourcesdirect.com ).

Further information about Global Sources is available at 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 635,000 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 18 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: +1-480-664-8309

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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