Asia's Leading Electronics Industry Newspaper, EE Times Asia, Increases Frequency and Circulation

- With a 40 percent increase in circulation, Asia's leading newspaper for the

electronics industry commences twice monthly publication with its April 1st

issue -



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from CMP Media LLC

    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- EE Times Asia, the first news
 publication serving the electronic engineering community throughout Asia and
 China, today announced that it will expand from a monthly into a bimonthly
 tabloid newspaper.  Based on strengthening reader interest, EE Times Asia's
 circulation grew by 40% over the past six months.
     "As the Asian electronics market becomes increasingly competitive, with
 design cycles shrinking by the day, it is important our audience has access to
 industry intelligence on a much more timely basis, said Mark Saunderson,
 president, EE Times Asia.  "Not only are we delivering news faster, we're also
 delivering twice as much of the timely information engineers need to stay on
 top."
     EE Times Asia publishes five editions in four languages -- Korean,
 traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and English -- and is distributed
 throughout Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and South East Asia, including the
 Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.  The new Asian edition is the
 result of a recent joint venture between CMP Media LLC. and
 Global Sources Ltd. (Nasdaq:   GSOL), a leading B2B market maker and e-commerce
 solutions provider for the global trade community.  The newspaper was first
 published in October 2000.
     "EE Times Asia's successful introduction stems from editorial content that
 speaks directly to the five individual markets in which editions are being
 published," said Richard Wallace, vice president and group editorial director
 of CMP Media's Electronics Group.  "The U.S. version of EE Times is widely
 recognized for providing technical news, features, and strategic analysis to
 engineers at the critical point in the design process to help them become more
 effective in their jobs.  Our goal with EE Times Asia is to reinforce the same
 reputation by delivering industry news that speaks to our international
 audience in the most relevant way possible."
 
     About EE Times Asia
     EE Times Asia (http://www.eetasia.com) is a result of the joint venture
 between Global Sources Ltd. (Nasdaq:   GSOL), a leading B2B market maker and
 e-commerce solutions provider for the global trade community and CMP Media
 Inc.  A result of the venture, EE Times Asia is an augmented version of the
 former Asian Electronics Engineer.  The newspaper provides more than
 70,000 design engineers and corporate managers with the knowledge to make
 better decisions at the critical point in the design process.
 
     About CMP Media LLC.
     CMP Media LLC. (http://www.CMPnet.com) is a leading high-tech media
 company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire
 technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide.
 Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer
 marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their
 individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers,
 magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education
 and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and
 consulting.
 
     About Global Sources
     Global Sources (Nasdaq:   GSOL) is a leading infomediary and neutral B2B
 market maker for volume buyers and suppliers worldwide.  Global Sources has
 been operating for over 29 years and in Mainland China for more than 15 years
 represented in more than 30 locations.  The Company has developed one of the
 world's most comprehensive databases of export products and suppliers, in
 twelve market segments including: Computer Products, Electronics Components,
 Electronics, Timepieces, Gifts and Home Products, Fashion Accessories, Telecom
 Products, Hardware, Security and Safety, Ceramics and Porcelain, Food and
 Beverage, and Trimmings and Fabrics.  Global Sources community currently
 includes over 203,000 active buyers who are able to locate over
 88,200 supplier contacts from more than 90 countries and source over
 83,700 products per day, with detailed specifications and color images.  For
 further information, please visit http://www.corporate.globalsources.com.
 
     For more information, contact:
     Randy Zane
     FitzGerald Communications
     646-383-7423
     rzane@fitzgerald.com
 
 

SOURCE CMP Media LLC
    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- EE Times Asia, the first news
 publication serving the electronic engineering community throughout Asia and
 China, today announced that it will expand from a monthly into a bimonthly
 tabloid newspaper.  Based on strengthening reader interest, EE Times Asia's
 circulation grew by 40% over the past six months.
     "As the Asian electronics market becomes increasingly competitive, with
 design cycles shrinking by the day, it is important our audience has access to
 industry intelligence on a much more timely basis, said Mark Saunderson,
 president, EE Times Asia.  "Not only are we delivering news faster, we're also
 delivering twice as much of the timely information engineers need to stay on
 top."
     EE Times Asia publishes five editions in four languages -- Korean,
 traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and English -- and is distributed
 throughout Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and South East Asia, including the
 Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.  The new Asian edition is the
 result of a recent joint venture between CMP Media LLC. and
 Global Sources Ltd. (Nasdaq:   GSOL), a leading B2B market maker and e-commerce
 solutions provider for the global trade community.  The newspaper was first
 published in October 2000.
     "EE Times Asia's successful introduction stems from editorial content that
 speaks directly to the five individual markets in which editions are being
 published," said Richard Wallace, vice president and group editorial director
 of CMP Media's Electronics Group.  "The U.S. version of EE Times is widely
 recognized for providing technical news, features, and strategic analysis to
 engineers at the critical point in the design process to help them become more
 effective in their jobs.  Our goal with EE Times Asia is to reinforce the same
 reputation by delivering industry news that speaks to our international
 audience in the most relevant way possible."
 
     About EE Times Asia
     EE Times Asia (http://www.eetasia.com) is a result of the joint venture
 between Global Sources Ltd. (Nasdaq:   GSOL), a leading B2B market maker and
 e-commerce solutions provider for the global trade community and CMP Media
 Inc.  A result of the venture, EE Times Asia is an augmented version of the
 former Asian Electronics Engineer.  The newspaper provides more than
 70,000 design engineers and corporate managers with the knowledge to make
 better decisions at the critical point in the design process.
 
     About CMP Media LLC.
     CMP Media LLC. (http://www.CMPnet.com) is a leading high-tech media
 company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire
 technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide.
 Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer
 marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their
 individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers,
 magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education
 and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and
 consulting.
 
     About Global Sources
     Global Sources (Nasdaq:   GSOL) is a leading infomediary and neutral B2B
 market maker for volume buyers and suppliers worldwide.  Global Sources has
 been operating for over 29 years and in Mainland China for more than 15 years
 represented in more than 30 locations.  The Company has developed one of the
 world's most comprehensive databases of export products and suppliers, in
 twelve market segments including: Computer Products, Electronics Components,
 Electronics, Timepieces, Gifts and Home Products, Fashion Accessories, Telecom
 Products, Hardware, Security and Safety, Ceramics and Porcelain, Food and
 Beverage, and Trimmings and Fabrics.  Global Sources community currently
 includes over 203,000 active buyers who are able to locate over
 88,200 supplier contacts from more than 90 countries and source over
 83,700 products per day, with detailed specifications and color images.  For
 further information, please visit http://www.corporate.globalsources.com.
 
     For more information, contact:
     Randy Zane
     FitzGerald Communications
     646-383-7423
     rzane@fitzgerald.com
 
 SOURCE  CMP Media LLC

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