China's premier electronics design show IIC-China opens today in Shenzhen with keynotes by Qualcomm, MStar and Shenzhen Security

China's premier electronics design show IIC-China opens today in Shenzhen with
   keynotes by Qualcomm, MStar and Shenzhen Security & Protection Industry

IIC-China will unveil the latest in smartphone, tablet, power, connectivity,
surveillance, test, EDA and other design technologies that are critical to
electronics innovation

PR Newswire

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 28, 2013

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL)
announced that the 18th International IC-China Conference & Exhibition
(IIC-China) opens today at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in
Shenzhen, China's major electronics design and manufacturing hub, and runs
through Saturday, March 2. VIP guests delivering dynamic keynotes today on
three hot technology areas in China are:

  oSmartphone & Tablet PC-- Luke Bao, Director of Product Marketing of
  oSmart Home-- Wang Zongbiao, Sales Director of MStar China
  oSurveillance-- Michael Yang, Vice Chairman of Shenzhen Security &
    Protection Industry Association

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In the following two days, more industry heavyweights are scheduled to give
insightful keynote speeches:

  oIC Industry Supply Chain-- Ye Tianchun, Director, Institute of
    Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  oPower-- Li Longwen, Head of Power Components Committee, China Power
    Supply Society
  oConnectivity-- Jackson He, General Manager of Intel Asia and Pacific R&D
    and Intel Software and Services Group (SSG) PRC
  oSmartphone & Tablet PC-- Michael Mo, Vice President of FocalTech Systems

Focusing on content that matters to engineers

"In December 2012, we polled our community and found that more than 50 percent
of engineers in China attend only one to two industry events in a year. More
than 55 percent of engineers attend events expecting to see new technology.
More than 65 percent attend to access industry opportunities, and 55 percent
said they attend for professional development," said Brandon Smith, President
of Global Sources' joint venture eMedia Asia Limited. "Their content needs are
specific and we build IIC-China to answer those needs.

"IIC-China's exciting keynotes, multi-track conferences, live teardowns and
dynamic show floor are all designed to do just that. It is the event for any
engineer who wants to keep abreast of future design trends, hot solutions and
the latest market developments. There is no doubt that China's electronics
design capabilities are growing in leaps and bounds, and our goal for
IIC-China is to equip engineers so that they can come up with ever more
innovative and successful products."

This year's IIC-China conference series is themed "Smart Technologies. Smart
World." and features tracks on Smartphone & Tablet Design, Power,
Connectivity, Smart Home & Surveillance, Test & Measurement, and IC Industry
Supply Chain. Speakers are all experts from technology leaders such as
Agilent, Cadence, Fairchild, Marvell and Micron. Visitors can also attend
Technical Application Courses (TAC) taught by Micrel, Silicon Labs, TriQuint
and other key semiconductor companies.

Visitors attending two or more conferences and TAC sessions will receive a
special certificate jointly presented by IIC-China and the Chinese Institute
of Electronics.

Live teardowns for hottest gadgets

The three-day event also features live product teardowns of new popular
Smartphones (Galaxy Note II and iPhone 5) and tablet PCs (iPad mini and Google
Nexus 7). "This is the first time these product teardowns are performed live
in China," Smith added. "This year, we are partnering with UBM TechInsights to
leverage its extensive experience in teardowns and semiconductor analysis.
This new partnership adds even more technology depth to this event, and brings
significant value to engineers in attendance.

"On the show floor, leading international and local semiconductor suppliers
and distributors such as BYD Microelectronics, Micrel, Micron, Mouser, Silicon
Labs and TriQuint will showcase their exciting solutions and products.
Visitors will also find new technologies on display at the Taiwan Pavilion,
Korea Pavilion, China IC Design House Zone and Distributor Zone.

"IIC-China brings the world's latest IC products and technologies to the
doorstep of China's design engineers. This is the 18th year of the show, and
each year has been exciting. I believe face-to-face interaction plays an
important role in inspiring innovative designs and new ideas in China," Smith

China ACE Awards winners to be revealed tomorrow

To recognize technologies and people that facilitate innovative electronic
designs in China, EE Times-China, EDN China and ESM-China-- the region's
leading electronics design titles-- are hosting the China Annual Creativity
in Electronics (ACE) Awards and are scheduled to announce this year's winners
on March 1, 5:00 p.m. at the Orchid Hall, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition
Centre. For more information on the awards, please visit

As a value-added service to exhibitors, Global Sources is organizing Private
Sourcing Events during IIC-China for Intelbras, Sagemcom Group and Skyworth
Digital, where these major buyers with a combined annual sales of more than
US$2.34 billion are able to meet selected exhibitors one-on-one to discuss
their purchasing needs.

Attendance at IIC-China is free for industry professionals. For more show
information, please 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 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.

More than1 million international buyers, including 90 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 30 office locations and a community
ofmore than4 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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