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Electronic Design-China Launches Website to Serve Design Engineers and Technical Managers in China’s US$373 Billion Electronics/IT Sector

Global Sources’ (NASDAQ: GSOL) publication Electronic Design-China launched Electronic Design-China Online at to provide daily design information to design engineers and technical managers in China’s US$373 billion electronics/IT sector.

Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., January 17, 2006 --( Global Sources’ (NASDAQ: GSOL) publication Electronic Design-China launched Electronic Design-China Online at to provide daily design information to design engineers and technical managers in China’s US$373 billion electronics/IT sector. offers more than 2,400 reports, including technical features, application notes and in-depth product reviews. Fourteen design channels deliver information on key application segments, including automotive electronics, mobile communications, portable devices and power management devices. The site is expected to host an online forum for registered users to exchange design ideas.

Electronic Design-China publisher Mark Saunderson said: “China’s design capabilities are growing each day. Our 2005 China Design Techniques Survey shows that 68 percent of China design engineers work on full systems design and 63 percent develop or rework original designs.

“However, these engineers face a growing number of technical and time-to-market challenges. Electronic Design-China Online gives them instant access to the technology and design solutions they need to succeed.”

Analog Devices, International Rectifier sponsor content is updated daily in simplified Chinese. The site is managed by a content development team based in China’s key electronics hubs including Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.

Heading the team is Yorbe Zhang, a graduate of China’s Tsinghua University and Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics with more than 13 years’ engineering experience. Zhang is assisted by Jake Chen, a master’s degree holder from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.

Content is sponsored by leading technology companies, including Analog Devices and International Rectifier.

Electronic Design-China monthly magazine set to launch in March
Saunderson said: “We will publish the first issue of Electronic Design-China in March. By launching ahead of the magazine, we are in a better position to measure the information requirements of China’s approximately 685,000 active R&D engineers.

“Together, the print and online versions will give China’s engineers and technical managers the exact information they need in the format that works best for them.”

Electronic Design-China and are part of Global Sources’ integrated marketing solution that covers the electronics industry from design to export. They complement the content provided by Electronic Engineering Times-Asia, Electronics Supply & Manufacturing-China and their associated websites and technical events, including International IC-China Conference & Exhibition.

To register for access, or for more information, please visit Electronic Design-China Online at

About Global Sources
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In mainland China, Global Sources has a 24-year track record and more than 1,300 team members in 44 locations. Its services are backed by 35 years experience as a trade magazine publisher, 14 years as an organizer of trade shows, and 10 years as an online marketplace operator.

About Electronic Design-China
Electronic Design-China provides the latest technology and application methodologies in simplified Chinese to 40,000 mainland China-based design engineers and engineering managers.
The magazine is available monthly starting in March 2006. It is published by eMedia Asia Ltd. — a joint venture between Global Sources and CMP Media—as part of a strategic alliance with Penton Media Inc.

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