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Electronica Hall A4, Munich, 22nd November 2000. CMP’s Electronics Group has broadened the scope of the Electronics Design, Technology & News (EDTN) global network into Europe by launching EDTN Europe (, a powerful, on-line news, information and services portal for the European electronics industry. CMP has also announced the launch of the Scandinavian site

the first in a network of European sites that will provide engineers with online resources in their local language.

Visitors to will have access to all of the online resources of the global EDTN network, including CMP's news and publication sites, online archives, web communities and extensive product and technology information. News and publications sites include Electronics Times, EE Times, Electronic Buyers’ News,, and ISD magazine. EDTN Europe will build upon the success of EDTN network, which currently receives over 6 million page impressions per month.

The EDTN Europe portal will be showcased at CMP’s stand at the Electronica trade show(1) in Munich this week. The launch includes the debut of three new vertical communities aimed at specific electronics industry sectors;

- is aimed at the European and global communications design sector. It is a news-led community for engineers designing communication applications and will feature interactive discussion forums hosted by industry experts.

- is a business news and technical information resource for the silicon foundry and semiconductor manufacturing sector.

- is a recruitment site specifically for engineers and electronics industry professionals.

The new EDTN communities join and in EDTN’s growing family of vertical communities that are staffed by full-time industry experts focused on delivering comprehensive technical news, product information and interactive services to their respective communities.

Richard Wallace, Managing Director of EDTN commented, "EDTN’s objective is to serve engineers and electronics professionals around the world by providing technical news and content specifically tailored to the local market. We will link to the audience through vertical communities tied into a rich, global network of information resources and services. Plans are currently underway to develop an Asia-based portal for EDTN."

Paul Jackson, Director of EDTN Europe, said "The launch of EDTN Europe will broaden and improve the CMP presence on the web. It is our intention to establish a news network throughout Europe and build the site to become the largest pool of impartial technology information available to professionals in the electronics industry. Engineers will find it an excellent starting point for the latest news and information."

CMP’s first partnership is with the leading region-wide electronics publisher in Scandinavia providing a local language site and specific resource for the local electronics communities. This site has access to all the resources of EDTN Europe. The EDTN Scandinavian site

is run in conjunction with Elektronik i Norden(2) for engineers in the electronics community within Scandinavia.

EDTN Europe users can access a variety of other services including web seminars, the purchase of technical books online, the receipt of news via a mobile phone, and newsletters providing the latest technology, business and product news headlines. Web seminars are an EDTN service for users to log onto live interactive multimedia web presentations about products, technologies and tools. The user can hear and view the live broadcast and also join the chat session after the presentation.

Notes to Editors

(1) Electronica is the 19th International Trade Fair for Components and Assemblies in Electronics and runs from 21st - 24th November 2000. With 2 386 exhibitors in the 15 Halls, the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany is full to capacity.

(2) Elektronik i Norden (EiN) is the only electronics industry trade publication to be distributed in all four Nordic countries. It is a fortnightly magazine, published in Swedish and has a circulation of approximately 22 500. Approximately 2 500 copies are distributed in each of Norway, Denmark and Finland and 15 000 in Sweden. All the senior editors on the publication have extensive experience in the industry.

About CMP Media Inc.

CMP Media Inc. is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum - the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and consulting.

CMP's Electronics Group serves electronics industry professionals around the world with newspapers, magazines, conferences and web sites. Among its products and services are EE Times, the world's largest electronics publication, the Embedded Systems Conference series and EDTN Network (, the electronics industry web portal for news and technical information.

CMP Media Inc. is part of United News & Media. Further information can be found at

For further information please contact:

Toni Cullen,

CMP Europe

Tel: +44 (0)20 8987 7617

Kirsty Collier,


Tel +44 (0)20 8408 8000


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