China's leading electronic systems design event to highlight next-generation medical, automotive and green power technologies

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HONG KONG, Feb. 25 Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL)announces top international and local technology and components companies areset to participate in the 15th International IC-China Conference & Exhibition(IIC-China, ) and the co-located ComponentsZone ( ) Spring Edition, which are scheduled tofeature over 800 booths across three locations:

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"China is leading the world's economic recovery, with its electronicsindustry expected to grow to US$1 trillion this year. To fuel this growth,demand for semiconductors is forecasted to increase to US$80 billion, whilethat for electronic components is expected to reach US$100 billion in 2010,"said Mark A. Saunderson, President of Global Sources' Electronics BusinessUnit. "IIC-China and Components Zone provide technology and component vendorswith a unique, face-to-face opportunity to interact with China's designinnovators and purchasing managers, who drive demand in these fast-growingmarkets."

Conferences and seminars highlight new and innovative technologies

This year, IIC-China is set to launch a series of conferences on thehottest next-generation technologies in China's electronics industry, namelyautomotive electronics, medical electronics and green power technologies.

"New technologies in automotive, medical and green power are much indemand in China, now and in the future. China is already the world's largestvehicle market and its factories are forecasted to produce more than 15million units this year. The emergence of electric cars, which use 13-40% moreIC and components, should further boost semiconductor demand," Saundersonadded. "China's medical device industry is growing at an average of 15%annually. As for green power, China already has a 30% share of the globalmarket for photovoltaic panels used to generate electricity, and governmentand corporations alike are embracing the 'Going Green' trend."

Speakers at these forward-looking conferences include the followingexperts:

The conferences are also scheduled to feature technology professionalsfrom Altium, Fairchild Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, NXPSemiconductors and STMicroelectronics.

Design engineers and technical managers can also benefit from over 60vendor seminars across the three cities, which are scheduled to showcase thelatest IC and software technologies on digital consumer electronics, telecominfrastructure, wireless communications, embedded design, green power, medicalsolutions, power management, programmable logic, automotive electronics,microcontroller and processors, digital/analogue signal processing, and memoryand sensor technologies.

For the first time, Components Zone is scheduled to host forums on marketdemand and supply trends for buyers and purchasing managers, focusing oncapacitors, PCBs, connectors and power components, with the aim of helping toenhance the domestic supply chain of these hot components.

Event highlights key China government broadcasting initiative

The IIC-China 2010 Spring Edition places the spotlight on Next GenerationBroadcasting (NGB), the China Government's initiative to integrate all localcable TV networks into one nationwide network.

An initial network covering major cities is expected to be completedwithin three years, while construction of a broader national network is slatedfor completion in 10 years. NGB aims to promote its concepts and thedevelopment of the NGB Alliance at IIC-China and to attract companies to helpbuild a more complete network ecosystem. NGB is expected to represent a largemarket for semiconductors and components over the next few years.

Other key industry organizations supporting the IIC-China 2010 SpringEdition include Shanghai Integrated Circuit Industry Association (SICA),Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area and Korea SemiconductorIndustry Association.

IIC-China is also scheduled to host its first ever CEO Forum in Shenzhen.Liao Chingfeng, Chief Representative, China region of Mediatek - the world'sthird largest fabless semiconductor company and the leader in China's mobile-phone semiconductor market - along with other local fabless companies, plan toshare their views on the topic "Does innovation contradict cost-cuts?"

Top technology and component vendors to showcase their latest products

China semiconductor companies such as Beken Corp., Brite Semiconductor,China Integrated Circuit Design Corp., Shenzhen Biyadi Microelectronics andSI-EN Technology are scheduled to showcase their latest solutions at China'slargest systems design event. Leading international technology vendorsincluding Fairchild Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, InternationalRectifier, Intel, Intersil, Micrel, Microsoft, Numonyx, NXP Semiconductors, SGMicro, Spansion and STMicroelectronics are also planning to seize theopportunity to promote and showcase their latest technologies and products toChina's engineering community at IIC-China.

Leading passive component suppliers at Components Zone include AACAcoustic Technologies, CviLux Corp., Eyang Technology Development, MuellerElectric, Shenzhen Sun & Lynn Circuit and Xiamen Letdo Electronics.

Industry professionals can register for IIC-China and Components Zoneevents in Shenzhen, Chengdu and Shanghai at .

Global Sources' design-to-export solution for Greater China and Asia'selectronics industry

IIC-China is an important part of Global Sources' portfolio of electronicsindustry media and trade show brands. Combining 29 online and 10 print media,plus five events which run 16 times across 9 cities, Global Sources providesGreater China and Asia's electronics industry with end-to-end support - fromproduct conceptualization through to export of finished products.

Global Sources' key electronics industry event brands also include ChinaSourcing Fairs: Electronics, Security Products and Electronics & Components( ).

For more information about Global Sources, visit .

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and aprimary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business usesEnglish-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world.The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companiesto sell to, and within Greater China.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integratedmarketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 888,000 activebuyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With thegoal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market andsell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over240 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketingservices in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 4.5 millionproducts and more than 253,000 suppliers annually through 14 onlinemarketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 80 sourcing research reports and 17specialized trade shows which run 55 times a year across 10 cities.

Suppliers receive more than 136 million sales leads annually from buyersthrough Global Sources Online ( ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 39 years. GlobalSources' network covers more than 60 cities worldwide. In mainland China,Global Sources has about 2,500 team members in more than 40 locations, and acommunity of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers forits Chinese-language media.Shenzhen: March 4-5, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center Chengdu: March 11-12, Pride International Convention Center Shanghai: March 15-16, Shanghai Mart

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