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             China’s Largest Electronics Design Event Opens Today
         Atmel CEO to Open International IC-China with a Keynote Address On
   ‘How Advanced ICs Are Improving the Lives of China’s Emerging Middle Class’

HONG KONG, March 8, 2007 – Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) opens its 12th
International IC-China Conference & Exhibition (IIC-China) today at China World Trade
Center in Beijing with a keynote address from Atmel CEO Steven Laub. He will discuss
‘How Advanced ICs Are Improving the Lives of China’s Emerging Middle Class.’

Altera, Analog Devices, Atmel, Intersil, Micron, NXP, SigmaTel and Texas Instruments are
among the 60 semiconductor companies set to showcase their latest technologies at this
record-breaking event.

Exhibitors also include Beijing-based IC design houses General Embedded Control
Technologies, Beijing Raycom Technology, Beijing Embedor Internet Tech, Tsing-Tech
Innovations and Vivace Semiconductors.

Beijing IIC-China Set in North China’s Key Design Hub
Mark A. Saunderson, president of Global Sources’ Electronics Business Unit, said: “Beijing
plays a huge role in the Bohai region, one of China’s major electronics design and
manufacturing hubs. The city is home to at least 50 IC design houses, accounting for over 70
percent of the region’s total.

“IIC-China creates the ideal platform for international technology companies to sell to

World’s Top Semiconductor Companies to Present at Summit Program, Vendor
IIC-China’s 2007 Summit Program focuses on the challenges and opportunities of going
portable. Senior managers from Altera, CEVA and Micrel will engage in panel discussions.
Sessions will be held March 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the China World Hotel.

Engineers can also learn about specific technologies at more than 20 IIC-China Vendor
Seminars. Companies hosting seminars include Altera, Analog Devices, CEVA, Freescale,
Intel, Micrel, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor, Spansion and Texas Instruments.

IIC-China Set to Break Attendance Records
IIC-China is the largest high-end electronics show of its kind in China. This year's show is set
to feature 1,058 booths – a 29% increase over last year. It will host over 100 seminar sessions
across all three venues – Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai.

Saunderson said: “Last year, a record 27,181 design engineers, technical and procurement
managers attended IIC-China. We expect another record attendance this year.”

Beijing IIC-China is set to run in Beijing through tomorrow, and in Shanghai on March 13-

IIC-China is open to qualified visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More information on the
event is available at

Global Sources’ Electronics Trade Shows
Through its electronics publications, Global Sources sponsors Greater China’s key
electronics industry events, which include International IC-China Conference & Exhibition
(, Embedded Systems Conference-Taiwan
(, EDA & Test-Taiwan Conference & Exhibition

( and the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics &
Components (

Together, these make up Global Sources’ complete ‘design-to-export’ products and services
for Greater China’s electronics industry.

For more information about Global Sources, visit .

About Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media company and a primary
facilitator of two-way trade with Greater China. The core business is facilitating trade from
Greater China to the world, using a wide range of English-language media. The other key
business segment facilitates trade from the world to Greater China using Chinese-language

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing
services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 560,000 active buyers source more
profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most
effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell
to hard-to-reach buyers in 230 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the
industries it serves. It delivers information on 1.8 million products and more than 150,000
suppliers annually through 13 online marketplaces, 11 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing
research reports and nine specialized trade shows which run 22 times a year across seven

Suppliers receive more than 10 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global
Sources Online ( alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 36 years. In mainland China it has over
1,600 team members in 44 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online
users and magazine readers for Chinese-language media.


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