UBM Tech's EE Times Expands its Community Footprint Internationally, Partners with Israeli-Based ChiPortal

Agreement Includes Content Sharing with EE Times and Licensing of DesignCon Brand

Apr 30, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, UBM Tech, which connects the electronics engineering community with essential business and technical insight, announced it is expanding its international footprint into Israel by partnering with ChiPortal.  As part of the agreement UBM Tech will create a content share between EE Times and ChiPortal and its companion magazine TapeOut as well as license the DesignCon brand to ASG, ChiPortal's parent company.

UBM Tech’s EE Times Expands its Community Footprint Internationally, Partners with Israeli-Based ChiPortal

The agreement was announced yesterday evening during the ChipEx2014 Executive Summit, part of ChipEx 2014 conference, taking place at The Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center in Tel Aviv, Israel.

"Connecting centers of innovation worldwide is a critical part of our electronics community and events experience," said Patrick Mannion, VP, Brand Director, UBM Tech, Electronics, who was in attendance to cement the agreement and also moderate an executive panel on the Internet of Things.

"Israel has proven time and time again to be a vital source of electronics research, innovation and development – just ask Apple, IBM, HP, Intel, Google, Yahoo, Broadcom, Qualcomm, TI, Samsung, Huawei, and many others who have made Israel their second home. So clearly we're excited to have ChiPortal and TapeOut Magazine as our best-in-class partner to cover the Israeli electronics industry on a daily basis and we look forward to working together on expanding the highly successful DesignCon event to expose the cutting-edge design taking place here daily," said Mannion.

"I'm very happy and excited to start our cooperation with UBM Tech," said Sol Gradman, CEO of ASG (Publisher of ChiPortal web portal and TapeOut Magazine). "We have known and appreciated UBM Tech's publications for many years and are proud that it has elected to work with us to cover and highlight the Israeli high-tech industry."

According to Gradman, Israel is known for its innovative technologies and many leading high tech giants develop some of their most advanced products in Israel.  Gradman added, "Sometimes people are not aware of the creative development and inventions coming out of Israel, and we are glad to have the opportunity to share all these developments with many readers around the world via UBM news sites." 

For more information contact Mannion at patrick.mannion@ubm.com or Gradman at solg@asgltd.co.il

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com.

About ChiPortal
ChiPortal is the major on-line source for information and communication between all professionals involved with the Israeli electronics industry. ChiPortal was founded by ASG Ltd. the publisher of TapeOut Magazine - the most popular magazine in the Israeli electronics industry and is serving engineers, technical experts, senior executives, vendors, consultants, subcontractors, and investors.

ChiPortal includes extensive coverage of local and global news, articles, industry events, new products announcements, video interviews, articles (including talkbacks), professional forums, vendors index, career section, technical courses, market research information, demos of technical tools and other useful information. Among the topics covered by ChiPortal are Semiconductor outlook, chip design, fabrication, testing & Assembly, design IPs, embedded systems, electronic components, PCBs, green technologies, nano technologies, and defense systems.  For more information please contact us at : http://www.chiportal.co.il/english/

For more information on UBM Tech please contact:
Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing, Electronics
T: 516.562.5652, E: felicia.hamerman@ubm.com

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