UBM Electronics Unites the Global Electronics Industry to Assist Japanese People and Businesses

To Produce Special Digital Issue on How the Earthquake and Tsunami has Impacted Japan; Profit of Digital Issue to be Donated to the American Red Cross

Mar 18, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The devastating events that have transpired in Japan have and are still unfolding with the world watching.  UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced that it will produce a special digital issue that covers how the recent earthquake and tsunami have impacted Japan – its people, business and industry.  In an effort to provide assistance to the Japanese, 100 percent of the profits will be donated through the American Red Cross relief funds.

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"Japan is at the forefront of technology development and this tragedy is widely felt across the globe.  Today we are uniting the electronics industry to assist the Japanese people," said Paul Miller, CEO, UBM Electronics.  "We have many friends and colleagues in Japan and we are saddened by the destruction and loss of life.  We remain hopeful that the devastation will quickly improve.  Our thoughts and our prayers are with the people of Japan."

UBM Electronics will bring all of its brands -- EE Times, ESD, EBN, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World and Embedded.com -- together to produce the special issue.

The content of the special issue, entitled "The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan" will focus on the loss of electric power and its devastating consequences. The special issue will be published on March 28, 2011.  Stories in the issue include:

  • Opener: The day the lights went out in Japan
  • Japan's rolling blackouts: Is the smart power grid working?
  • How the next-generation power grid needs to be designed
  • How Japan's nuclear power plants failed; and its consequences
  • Impact of "loss of electric power" on the electronics industry in Japan and on the global market
  • Impact of "loss of electric power" on Japan's economy at large

Readers will also be asked to make a suggested donation of $10.00 upon downloading the special issue. In addition, digital magazine partner Nxtbook is collaborating with UBM Electronics to create the digital issue and will waive their fee to produce the special magazine.

UBM Electronics is asking electronics marketing partners to participate in the special issue with a suggested minimum donation of $5,000 per page. Advertising positions will be full page and half page only. UBM Electronics will produce advertisement materials from content supplied or accept existing ad materials.  The deadline for participation is March 22, 2011.  Marketers interested in participating, please contact Bob Dumas via telephone at 516.562.5742 or via email at bob.dumas@ubm.com.

On March 28, visit http://www.eetimes.com/japan to download "The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan" special issue.

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:

Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing

T: 516.562.5652, E: felicia.hamerman@ubm.com

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For further information: Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing of UBM Electronics, +1-516-562-5652, felicia.hamerman@ubm.com