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IIC-China to Open on Feburary 23rd in Shenzhen

Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) announces today that the 17th IIC-China Conference & Exhibition (IIC-China) will run from February 23-25 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The Smartphone Conference on the opening day will feature keynote speakerAllen Wu, President of ARM China, who will speak on the future and evolution of Smartphones and its implications to mainlandChina’s design engineers.

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Other keynote speakers at the three-day event include:

  • Green Power Technology Conference — Professor K.W. Eric Cheng from Hong Kong Polytechnic University will present “Efforts in Improving Efficient Energy Conversion”.
  • Tablet PC Conference — Gary Gao, Regional Applications Manager of Intel to discuss “Ultrabook: Opportunities for the Local Industry Ecosystem”.
  • Internet of Things (IOT) Conference — Ma Jian from the China IOT Association will speak on “Exploring the Market for Internet of Things”.

Apart from being the world’s manufacturing hub of electronics products, mainland China is also an important consumer. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the value of mainland China’s electronics product market is expected to see growth of 82 percent from US$753.7 billion in 2008 to US$1,365.8 billion in 2012. Around one-third of mainlandChina’s total electronics revenue is generated by Guangdong province.

IIC-China is the ideal platform which brings South China’s electronic design community together with the world’s technology vendors under one roof. ADI, Freescale, NXP, Fairchild, Atmel and other key international players will share their latest technology,” said Brandon Smith, President of Global Sources’ joint venture subsidiary eMedia Asia Limited.

“Visitors can also keep up with the IC solutions on offer at the ever popular Taiwan Pavilion, Korea Pavilion, China IC Design Houses Zone and Distributor Zone. It is the ultimate opportunity for engineers to gain face-to-face insight on future design dynamics, developments and solutions.”

IIC-China helps design engineers answer the question on “What innovative IC products and enabling technologies can I integrate into future products?” Smith explained: “It is the industry event for any design engineer who wants to keep in touch with future design trends, hot solutions and electronic needs of the world.”

One lucky visitor to IIC-China this year will also win a smart car worth over RMB100,000 from RS Components, one of the exhibitors.

Product teardowns to focus on tablet PC designs

Analysts from eMedia Asia will host six product teardowns during the show period, giving a dynamic, technology-by-technology analysis of Apple’s iPad2 and four new mainland China-designed tablets.

Engineers can also take part in the lively panel discussions and learn directly from technology leaders, who will explore issues that include:

  • “Profitability of New Energy Opportunities”
  • “Designing a Winning Tablet PC”
  • “The Future of Smartphones”
  • “What Technology and Industries will the Internet of Things Promote?”
  • “The Innovation of Smartphones: 3D Large-size Touch Screen, Large Memory Capacity, Integrated Interface”

IIC-China will also host over 30 technical application courses (TAC) and TechShare sessions where visitors can glean rich technical content and in-depth IC solutions directly from leading participating vendors such as NXP, TriQuint, Freescale and Fairchild, with topics including:

  • “Wireless Memory Data-Logging”
  • “Next-Generation Precision Analog/Mixed-Signal Microcontroller Solutions for Embedded Designs”
  • “PCB Design: Free Tools to Free Your Mind”
  • “Microwave and RF Technologies” and much more

This year’s IIC-China will feature a foundry conference for IC design specialists, with a keynote speech on “The High Performance BCD and UHV 700V Technology Solutions for Specific Applications” presented by Jae Inh Song, senior committee member in the semiconductor division of Korea Semiconductor Industry Association.

Also new to this year’s event is the Private Sourcing Events which offer exclusive opportunities for pre-selected exhibitors to meet large local electronics manufacturers in private during the shows. Representatives from Foxconn, TCL and Toshiba are scheduled to participate.

ACE Awards — honoring innovation facilitators in China

During IIC-China, EE Times-China — leading electronics design title for mainland engineers — plans to announce the winners for China ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards 2012. The 18 categories of awards recognize and identify technologies and people that facilitate innovative electronic designs in mainland China. For the finalist list and other information on the Awards, please visit

Attendance at IIC-China is free for industry professionals. Interested parties can register for IIC-China in Shenzhen at Mainland China engineers can also view the on-site interviews with selected exhibitors on eMedia Asia websites from Feb. 23 onwards.

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 facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (, print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.

Over 1 million international buyers, including 85 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Global Sources’ other businesses provides Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 40 office locations and a community of over 3 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

About eMedia Asia Limited

eMedia Asia Limited is a joint venture between Global Sources (60.1%) and United Business Media’s EETimes Group (39.9%).

eMedia Asia provides 500,000-plus technology decision-makers throughout Asia and China with access to a multichannel media network. Through its technical events, publications and online network, eMedia Asia leads in providing the region’s electronics community with the business and technical information they need to remain competitive.

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