CMP Media Promotes Patrick Mannion to Editor of EE Times

Veteran Electronic Engineer and Technology Journalist Is Promoted to Editor of EE Times, the Global News and Information Source for the Creators of Technology

PRNewswire-FirstCall
SAN FRANCISCO
Dec 20, 2005

CMP Media announced today the promotion of Patrick Mannion to editor of EE Times (www.eetimes.com), where he will be responsible for day-to-day operations, focusing his editorial team on the technology, business issues and people that make up the electronic engineering community. Formerly EE Times Executive Editor and a veteran electronic engineer, Mannion helped transform the 33-year-old electronics newsweekly into a global news and information source for the creators of technology.

"Patrick's technical chops, his hustle and drive have really propelled EE Times to the forefront of technology coverage," said Fuller. "His insight and work ethic are just what the publication needs to keep our 150,000 readers and nearly half a million unique Web visitors on the bleeding edge of electronics news and information."

Mannion has led ground-breaking EE Times wireless communications coverage, and transformed its Design Currents section in 2004 into one of the industry's most-vibrant design-trends sections. In his role as an expert on wireless communications, he also has helped to craft technical sessions for CMP Media's Embedded Systems Conference programs in San Francisco and in Boston.

Prior to joining CMP Media, he worked as components and then communications editor at Electronic Design, and earlier in his career covered computer boards, optoelectronics, displays, components, testing and measurement for Electronic Products Magazine. Mannion holds electronic engineering degrees from the Sligo Institute of Technology and Dundalk Institute of Technology, both of Ireland.

"In a time of rapid change and adaptation, it's hard to imagine a more exciting and humbling position than editor of EE Times," said Mannion. "The editorial weight behind every word published -- either in print or online -- is enormous. The creators of technology around the world trust EE Times to provide the news, analysis and perspective about the dynamics of the electronics industry. As editor, it's a privilege to be in a position to help direct and focus that weight as EE Times continues on its mission to map out and be a guide for the future of electronic engineering."

About CMP Media's Electronics Group

The CMP Media Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide through print, online and conferences.

As the most comprehensive and integrated source of electronics technology information, the CMP Media Electronics Group offers a full suite of products and services to reach electronics systems design professionals throughout the world. With its combination of media properties, the CMP Media Electronics Group focuses on delivering a targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community.

Each month, CMP Media's Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its publications in five languages to subscribers in 55 countries. Online visitors from more than 100 countries view more than 7.5 million pages on its Web sites in six languages and in a year, more than 35,000 decision makers from 48 countries attend its conferences in North America, China, Taiwan and Europe.

  CMP Media's Electronics Group properties include:
  -- Print -- EE Times, Embedded Systems Design, Electronics Supply &
     Manufacturing
  -- Online -- EE Times Online, DesignLines, PlanetAnalog.com, Embedded.com,
     my-esm.com, CommsDesign.com, and SupplyLines
  -- Conferences -- Embedded Systems Conferences, Embedded Connect and
     Design Seminars

  About CMP Media (www.cmp.com)

Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands in the technology, healthcare and lifestyles industries, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment.

  Michelle Sabolich
  Atomic Public Relations for CMP Media
  michelle.sabolich@atomicpr.com
  415-402-0230

SOURCE: CMP Media

CONTACT: Michelle Sabolich of Atomic Public Relations, +1-415-402-0230,
or michelle.sabolich@atomicpr.com, for CMP Media

Web Site: http://www.cmp.com/


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