Record-breaking CIOE 2010 showcased over 2,300 exhibitors, up 10 percent compared to 2009 event

IIC-China held concurrently with CIOE for first time

Oct 08, 2010, 03:00 ET from Global Sources

HONG KONG, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The 12th China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE 2010) (http://www.cioe.cn/ ) broke records during its highly successful run Sept. 6-9, 2010, at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. The world-renowned exposition, which presents the most advanced optoelectronic technologies and innovations, featured more than 2,300 exhibitors, up 10 percent over 2009.

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More than 85,000 design engineers and purchasing managers, a 20 percent increase from 2009, pored over the latest technologies and products in the 80,000 sqm exhibition area. The total display area, the number of exhibitors, and the proportions of international exhibitors and buyers of CIOE 2010 were all record-breaking highs.

CIOE comprises three concurrent sub-expositions, focusing on optical communications, sensors, laser and infrared applications; precision optics; and LEDs.

This year, the 15th International IC-China Conference & Exhibition (IIC-China, http://www.english.iic-china.com ) co-located with CIOE for the first time. IIC-China 2010 featured mainland China's very first live product teardowns plus conferences on LED, green power and medical electronics, in addition to a range of technical application courses and market trend forums. The enhanced conference sessions drew full-house attendances with design innovators eager to learn about the latest technologies and products available from local and international exhibitors.

Global Sources' Chairman and CEO, Merle A. Hinrichs, said: "Optoelectronics has become a key driver of growth in the information industry, and the sector generates much enthusiasm for innovation among companies and R&D specialists around the world. With support from the Chinese government, the development of the optoelectronics industry in China has also accelerated in recent years. I believe the CIOE show will continue expanding to reach further new heights in coming years.

"Global Sources is CIOE's international strategic partner. Together, we will continue to create an even more professional optoelectronics exposition of the highest international standard, facilitating the deep integration of technology, markets and information for the global optoelectronics industry."

Qi Rang, Vice President of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), said: "CIOE is a unique platform for fundamental researchers, technical researchers and industry vendors to exchange ideas and find the latest products and solutions. I believe the show will keep getting better and bigger." Qi is also the Deputy Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Secretary of the CAST Secretariat.

Executive Vice President of the China Electronic Chamber of Commerce, Wang Ning, said: "After 12 years of development, CIOE has become the largest optoelectronics event in China. We are delighted to see the integration of optoelectronic technology and electronics information technology at this must-attend show. CIOE always arouses the industry's awareness for greater innovation."

One of the exhibitors, General Manager of Dongguan Fortune Electronics Materials Co., Wang Yuegeng, said: "This is the 10th consecutive time that Fortune has participated at CIOE. You will realize at the show the dramatic development of the LED industry in the past decade. Ten years ago, LED lighting was only a concept. Nowadays, it has become a necessity for many households and is closely bound up with human living."

CIOE 2011 is scheduled to be held Sept 6 - 9, 2011, at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. To learn more about CIOE, visit http://www.cioe.cn/ . For more information on the co-located IIC-China 2011 show schedule, visit http://www.english.iic-china.com/ .

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