SmallTimes.com Launches

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Small Times Media

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing "Big News in Small
 Tech," www.smalltimes.com went live today on the World Wide Web.  Featuring
 daily news on the emerging world of MEMS, microsystems and nanotechnologies,
 the site is the first news product of Small Times Media, led by President Jon
 Pepper.
     Microsystems, often referred to in the U.S. as MEMS
 (microelectromechanical systems), are super-miniaturized machines, so small
 that their operation cannot be seen by the naked eye.  Already in use in
 several areas, they have hundreds of potential commercial applications,
 including wireless and super high-speed communications, medical testing and
 treatment, and industrial components.  Microsystems are expected to
 revolutionize business and society by making industrial, medical, and consumer
 products smaller, more efficient, more powerful, less expensive, and easier to
 produce.
     "Our goal is to facilitate a dialogue between the scientists who are
 creating small technologies and the end users who will ultimately incorporate
 microsystems into their products," Pepper said.  "In order for this
 commercialization to happen, a lot of learning needs to occur.  That is where
 our site comes in.  Our talented editorial team will uncover success stories,
 report on the latest technologies and help to identify the industry's key
 players."
     Highlights of smalltimes.com include a daily stock ticker of small tech
 companies, a career area and a complete listing of microsystems events.  The
 editorial team has devoted major areas of the site to some of the most
 talked-about issues facing the industry as it grows: money, packaging,
 fabricating, research and education.  In addition, the site's navigation
 includes areas dedicated to the industry's key vertical markets:  life
 sciences, consumer goods, environment, defense, telecommunications and
 transportation.
     Pepper has assembled a first-class, full-time editorial team to cover the
 small tech industry.  They include Steve Crosby, former editor of the Lansing
 State Journal; Candace Stuart, former Detroit News assistant business editor
 and Tom Henderson, former reporter and editor for Corporate Detroit magazine.
 Freelance journalists and news wire services, including Screaming Media and
 C/net Investor, will also provide content.
     SmallTimes.com was built by the Tek Group of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and
 designed by Steam Advertising and Design of Ann Arbor, Mich.
     Advertising and sponsorships will be sold on the site.  For information,
 contact Jim Dozois, SmallTimes vice president of sales and marketing, at
 734-994-1106 or jimdozois@smalltimes.com .
     The next product from Small Times Media will be a bi-monthly magazine
 devoted to Small Tech.  It will launch with a September-October issue and be
 distributed to a controlled circulation of 22,000 executives, senior design
 engineers, governmental officials, industry investors and research and
 development experts.  One of the initial points of distribution for the
 magazine will be the first Small Times conference and tradeshow, "Small Tech
 2001:  The Microsystems Advantage," scheduled for September 18-21 in
 Washington, D.C.  More information may be found by visiting
 www.smalltimes.com .
 
 

SOURCE Small Times Media
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing "Big News in Small
 Tech," www.smalltimes.com went live today on the World Wide Web.  Featuring
 daily news on the emerging world of MEMS, microsystems and nanotechnologies,
 the site is the first news product of Small Times Media, led by President Jon
 Pepper.
     Microsystems, often referred to in the U.S. as MEMS
 (microelectromechanical systems), are super-miniaturized machines, so small
 that their operation cannot be seen by the naked eye.  Already in use in
 several areas, they have hundreds of potential commercial applications,
 including wireless and super high-speed communications, medical testing and
 treatment, and industrial components.  Microsystems are expected to
 revolutionize business and society by making industrial, medical, and consumer
 products smaller, more efficient, more powerful, less expensive, and easier to
 produce.
     "Our goal is to facilitate a dialogue between the scientists who are
 creating small technologies and the end users who will ultimately incorporate
 microsystems into their products," Pepper said.  "In order for this
 commercialization to happen, a lot of learning needs to occur.  That is where
 our site comes in.  Our talented editorial team will uncover success stories,
 report on the latest technologies and help to identify the industry's key
 players."
     Highlights of smalltimes.com include a daily stock ticker of small tech
 companies, a career area and a complete listing of microsystems events.  The
 editorial team has devoted major areas of the site to some of the most
 talked-about issues facing the industry as it grows: money, packaging,
 fabricating, research and education.  In addition, the site's navigation
 includes areas dedicated to the industry's key vertical markets:  life
 sciences, consumer goods, environment, defense, telecommunications and
 transportation.
     Pepper has assembled a first-class, full-time editorial team to cover the
 small tech industry.  They include Steve Crosby, former editor of the Lansing
 State Journal; Candace Stuart, former Detroit News assistant business editor
 and Tom Henderson, former reporter and editor for Corporate Detroit magazine.
 Freelance journalists and news wire services, including Screaming Media and
 C/net Investor, will also provide content.
     SmallTimes.com was built by the Tek Group of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and
 designed by Steam Advertising and Design of Ann Arbor, Mich.
     Advertising and sponsorships will be sold on the site.  For information,
 contact Jim Dozois, SmallTimes vice president of sales and marketing, at
 734-994-1106 or jimdozois@smalltimes.com .
     The next product from Small Times Media will be a bi-monthly magazine
 devoted to Small Tech.  It will launch with a September-October issue and be
 distributed to a controlled circulation of 22,000 executives, senior design
 engineers, governmental officials, industry investors and research and
 development experts.  One of the initial points of distribution for the
 magazine will be the first Small Times conference and tradeshow, "Small Tech
 2001:  The Microsystems Advantage," scheduled for September 18-21 in
 Washington, D.C.  More information may be found by visiting
 www.smalltimes.com .
 
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