September 9, 2008

International IC-Taiwan Conference & Exhibition Opens Today, Set to Highlight Green Technologies

Intel Asia-Pacific Embedded Sales Group and Ultra Mobility Group's Director

to deliver keynote address on developing environmentally-conscious embedded


TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources' International IC-Taiwan Conference & Exhibition (IIC-Taiwan, ) opens today and is scheduled to run through Sept. 11 in Hall 2 of the Taipei World Trade Center. The exhibition will feature 130 booths showcasing next-generation technology from leading international companies, representing a 17 percent growth from 2007.

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This year's event will highlight green technologies. Intel Asia-Pacific Embedded Sales Group and Ultra Mobility Group's Director, Michael Chen, is set to kick off the show with a keynote address at 9:30 a.m., giving delegates a glimpse into the future of embedded systems with increasing environmental consciousness.

On day two, industry experts from Microchip, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor and Texas Instruments are scheduled to discuss efficient power solutions at the Clean Energy Initiatives Summit.

"Engineers are evolving the way they think about design. Clean technology, power conservation and environmental consciousness are the new watchwords in today's electronics industry," said Mark A. Saunderson, President of Global Sources Electronics Business Unit.

"This year, eco-solutions and green technology are at the core of arguably the most important and influential IIC-Taiwan conference offerings to-date. These conferences will focus on designs for a better environment, presenting the latest technologies and solutions to improve product efficiencies while reducing power consumption.

"Technical gurus are set to deliver ground breaking ideas on green engineering to spur environmentally-friendly innovations among Taiwan's engineers."

Other summits and conference topics at the event include automotive electronics, design automation, embedded software and systems, memory design, microcontrollers and processors, portable audio video, wireless technology, signal processing, as well as test and measurement.

Top international technology vendors to feature next-generation technologies

Leading technology vendors worldwide, including Ansoft, ASUSTek, Atmel, Intel, Microchip, National Instruments, NEC Electronics, Renesas, VIA Technologies and Wind River, are scheduled to exhibit at IIC-Taiwan.

The event is scheduled to feature its first Components Zone, plus IC- design Zone and Korean IT-SOC Pavilion, covering the latest passive and electromechanical technologies, chips and solutions from local chip design operations from around Asia.

IIC-Taiwan 2008 is open to qualified visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about the exhibition and a full conference program schedule, visit .

International IC events line-up in 2009 covers eight cities across Greater China

The International IC series is scheduled to cover eight cities in Greater China in 2009:

    * IIC-China:      -- Shenzhen, Feb. 26-27      -- Xi'an, March 2-3      -- Beijing, March 5-6      -- Shanghai, March 9-10      -- Wuhan, Sept. 14-15      -- Dongguan, Sept. 17-18      -- Chengdu, Sept. 22-23     * IIC-Taiwan:      -- Taipei, Aug. 6-7   

For more information about IIC-China 2009, visit .

Global Sources design-to-export solution for Greater China's electronics industry

IIC-Taiwan is an important part of Global Sources' portfolio of electronics industry media and trade show brands. Combining 29 online and 11 print media, plus four events which run 14 times across eight cities, Global Sources provides Greater China's electronics industry with end-to-end support -- from product conceptualization through to export of finished products.

Global Sources' portfolio also includes Greater China's key electronics industry event brands, such as the International IC-China Conference & Exhibition ( ) and the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components ( ).

For more information about Global Sources, visit .

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of 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 business segments facilitate trade from the world to Greater China, and trade within 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 725,000 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 4.3 million products and more than 196,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 9 specialized trade shows which run 27 times a year across eight cities.

Suppliers receive more than 36 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 37 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 69 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has over 2,800 team members in more than 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: [email protected]    Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.:    James W.W. Strachan    Tel:   +1-480-664-8309    Email: [email protected]    Global Sources Investor Contact in Asia:    Investor Relations Department    Tel:   +852-2555-4777    Email: [email protected]    Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.:    Kirsten Chapman    Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.    Tel:   +1-415-433-3777    Email: [email protected]  

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