UBM Electronics Offers a Sneak Peek Inside EE Times Confidential's Latest Issue

EE Times Confidential Targeted to Business Executives, Investors, Strategic Marketers and Financial Analysts in the Global Electronics Industry

Mar 7, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced a sneak peek inside the February issue of EE Times Confidential, a premium, subscription-based online intelligence report for business executives, investors, strategic marketers and financial analysts in the global electronics industry.  

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Issue highlights include:

The Big Idea:    The New Semi Model: Fabless and Designless

Two emerging models are competing for control of the semiconductor design process and supply chain. We examine which is likely to win and explain why there's likely a Chinese manufacturing partner in your future.

Lay of the Land:  Design Outsourcing Moves Up the Food Chain

Turning over complex chip designs to overseas services firms has been going on for quite awhile. Now, the big boys in the chip business are outsourcing portions of their designs. Some are even farming out entire design projects. What's going on here?

EET on the QT:

  • Fab Watch - Our exclusive new feature tracks what's happening across the fast-evolving global fab infrastructure. This month, we probe GlobalFoundries' political problems in New York State, catch up with next-generation memory efforts and much more.
  • Picking Through the Wreckage at Trident
  • Chip Investments Jump

VC Watch:

  • 'Silicon 60' Companies Are Hot Properties:  Emerging startups on our Silicon 60 list have been attracting a lot of investors as the semiconductor industry emerges from the Great Recession and venture capitalists climb out of their bunkers.
  • VCs Bullish on Medical Technology:  Despite regulatory uncertainty, Silicon Valley investors say there's never been a better time to bet on the emerging medical device market. A key reason: None of us is getting any younger.

Market Watch:  Motion Sensor Makers Focus on Delivering Functions

Our research partners at Yole Developpement conclude that motion sensor technologies ranging from accelerometers to gyroscopes are about to make a big splash in the consumer electronics market.  The key to success is "function delivery."

Each edition of EE Times Confidential provides an exploration of new business models, eco-systems, and hot technology trends to watch; a concise overview designed to give busy business executives a quick but complete rundown on a particular market, technology, or business issue; tracking of VC investment, startup births and deaths, as well as identifying new industry trends; exclusive news stories from an insider perspective- including business deals and new technology partnerships, personnel changes and analysis covering what's behind the news; and market intelligence, including the tracking of market data and technology advancements.  EE Times Confidential is available to subscribers as a downloadable PDF.  Its frequency is monthly and will increase to a twice a month frequency in the second half of 2011.  Additionally, EE Times Confidential subscribers receive a monthly electronic newsletter as well as email alerts.

EE Times Confidential subscribers access the online intelligence report through a secure website – www.eetimesconfidential.com– available solely for EE Times Confidential subscribers.   An annual subscription to EE Times Confidential is $497 per person and corporate subscriptions are available.  

About UBM Electronics  

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry.   UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services.   More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research.  UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

For more information on UBM Electronics please contact:

Linda Uslaner, Marketing Director

T: 516.562.5843, E: linda.uslaner@ubm.com

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For further information: Linda Uslaner, Marketing Director of UBM Electronics, +1-516-562-5843, linda.uslaner@ubm.com