UBM Electronics' Special Digital Issue on the Impact of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Raises Over $133,000 to Assist Japanese People and Businesses

Apr 7, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, April 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 that the EE Times special digital issue entitled "The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan" raised over $133,000 thus far for American Red Cross relief efforts to assist Japanese people and businesses. 

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The content of the special issue covers how the recent earthquake and tsunami have impacted Japan – its people, business and industry. It focuses on the loss of electric power and its devastating consequences.  UBM Electronics brought all of its brands -- EE Times, ESD, EBN, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World and Embedded.com -- together to produce the special issue.

"We are very proud of our special digital issue.  This was a simple idea to raise money for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear problems in Japan and we have pulled together as an industry. Not only was it a labor of love across all of the UBM Electronics brands, but it brought together the global electronics industry.  When disaster strikes, it reminds us we are never alone," said Paul Miller, CEO, UBM Electronics.  "It's a gesture of help to a country that has been devastated and one that is instrumental in our industry. We are very pleased to assist the Japanese people in this time of need."

UBM Electronics would like to thank our partners for their participation and their generous contribution to Japan's relief efforts: Analog Devices, Allied Electronics, Austriamicrosystems, Arrow, Avnet, Cadence, Carr Lane, Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale, Future Electronics, Global Foundries, GlobTek, Green Hills Software, Linear Technology, Maxim, MicroSemi, Molex, Mouser, Newark, NXP, Nxtbook, ON Semiconductor, Power Integrations, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, TTI, X-Fab and Xilinx.

UBM Electronics global community of readers, academics and friends in the media provided the following feedback on the special digital issue:

"This digital issue is an extraordinary editorial and graphic achievement. It provides valuable technical information, honors the victims and those seeking to rebuild, and showcases the best in advertising creativity. Congratulations to all involved in this effort and best wishes for a successful recovery in Japan."  

– DrQuine, www.eetimes.com reader

"Wow. Mainline news media has been struggling to present a coherent picture of the chaos of this series of events, but this document contains an order of magnitude more information and a balance between sensitivity for the victims and matter-of-fact analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the technical and political systems involved. It gives me faith that we all will learn from this and be stronger as a result."

-- Larry M., www.eetimes.com reader

"Truly an outstanding piece of journalism. It's amazing that the EE Times team was able to pull together such a complete and insightful special issue so quickly."  

-- Frank Eory, www.eetimes.com reader

"The digital edition was an excellent blend of recognizing the humanistic side as well as documenting the economic and environmental impact of the recent earthquake/tsunami.  EETimes, thank you for covering the aftermath with such compassion and from many angles."

– Lifewingmate, www.eetimes.com reader

To download "The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan" special digital issue, visit http://www.eetimes.com/japan  Readers are asked to make a suggested donation of $10.00 upon downloading the 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.

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