EE Times and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Launch Green SupplyLine Web Site for Supply Chain Managers

Information Source for Global Environmental Compliance Issues, Including WEEE and RoHS

PRNewswire-FirstCall
SAN FRANCISCO
Mar 28, 2005

CMP Media's Electronics Supply & Manufacturing and EE Times announced today the launch of the Green SupplyLine Web site (www.GreenSupplyLine.com), an online resource for OEM and EMS managers, that offers a variety of information resources about the business and technical ramifications of compliance to new environmental directives. Green SupplyLine is CMP Media's fifth vertically micro-segmented Web site.

Implementation of recycling laws in the European Union known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) begins in mid-2005 and will be followed in mid-2006 by additional regulations known as "Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS)". China, Japan and other countries, as well as a dozen U.S. states, will be adopting similar "green" regulations within the next few years.

"This site is one of the most important resources for the electronics industry, filling a much needed gap in information and analysis on the important issues surrounding global environmental compliance," said Bruce Rayner, editor-in-chief of Electronics Supply & Manufacturing. "Any company involved in the design, sourcing, manufacturing and distribution of electronic components, boards and systems will be affected, regardless of the region of the world they serve. Research suggests that companies that are well prepared will have a distinct competitive advantage."

Helmed by Gina Roos, a leading electronics industry supply chain editor, Green SupplyLine is a one-stop resource for engineering, logistics, manufacturing and supply chain managers responsible for managing environmental risks. The Web site delivers how-to information, news, new product introductions and topical forums covering the following areas:

  -- Hazardous materials
  -- Lead-free technologies and processes
  -- Recycling and reuse
  -- Standards and compliance issues

The site will also report on best practices/IT issues, supply line changes, managing the change-over and recycling and reuse, along with breaking news, commentary, forums, new product updates, and a TechLibrary packed with valuable resource links.

Green SupplyLine Editor Gina Roos also serves as the components editor for eeProductCenter's interconnects, passives and electromechanical sites. Gina began her writing career 20 years ago as editor of an industry purchasing magazine where she covered electronics industry trends. She has worked with CMP Media as a freelance writer since 1993. Her consulting work has also included writing for Compaq Computer's networking products division and Extension Media's Bluetooth newsletter.

About Electronics Supply & Manufacturing

Electronics Supply & Manufacturing (www.my-esm.com), serves the needs of the global OEM and EMS management audience with insight on how to manage their business, supply base, supply chain, design chain and manufacturing strategies. Each month, the print magazine reaches 40,000 professionals in North America and my-esm.com attracts an international audience with more than 110,000 page views and 40,000 unique visitors. Electronics Supply & Manufacturing is owned and published by CMP Media LLC, headquartered in Manhasset, NY.

About EE Times

EE Times (www.eetimes.com) is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide. EE Times print editions reach more than 900,000 electronics professionals around the world in 5 different languages. Each month, users from more than 100 countries view more than 7.5 million pages on EE Times Online and the network of CMP Electronics Group Web sites. EE Times is owned and published by CMP Media LLC, headquartered in Manhasset, NY.

About CMP Media

CMP Media LLC (www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated 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, and custom publishing.

   For more information:
   Tim Avila
   Group Marketing Director
   CMP Media LLC - Electronics Group
   415-947-6653
   tavila@cmp.com

SOURCE: CMP Media LLC - Electronics Group

CONTACT: Tim Avila, Group Marketing Director of CMP Media LLC -
Electronics Group, +1-415-947-6653, or tavila@cmp.com

Web site: http://www.my-esm.com/

Web site: http://www.eetimes.com/

Web site: http://www.greensupplyline.com/

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