HDMI Developers Conference to be held at International IC-China Conference & Exhibition's Dongguan Event Sept. 18

Mainland China's largest systems design event set to attract thousands of consumer electronics and personal computer design engineers and product planners in South China

HONG KONG, July 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) welcomes HDMI(R) Licensing, LLC at the 14th International IC-China Conference & Exhibition (IIC-China, http://www.english.IIC-China.com ). HDMI Licensing, LLC is scheduled to host the Third Annual HDMI Developers Conference on Sept. 18, the second day of IIC-China's inaugural event in Dongguan, at the GD Modern International Exhibition Center in Dongguan, China.

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The HDMI specification is the global standard for next-generation digital interface connectivity for consumer electronics products and the Conference is expected to attract a large number of engineers to IIC-China - the mainland's most important systems design event.

The one-day Conference aims to provide in-depth technical "How-To's" and best practices for implementing the recently released HDMI Specification Version 1.4 features in upcoming product lines. Executives and technical professionals from semiconductor manufacturer RedMere, HDMI Founder Silicon Image, and leading suppliers of test, measurement, and monitoring products Quantum Data and Tektronix, are scheduled to give presentations and technical sessions. IIC-China will also host exhibition booths that showcase technologies from HDMI Adopters, Sure-Fire and Synopsys in Dongguan.

Steve Venuti, President of HDMI Licensing, LLC, said: "The HDMI standard is the global standard for HD connectivity -- more than 394 million HDMI-enabled devices are expected to be shipped in 2009.

"And among the 850-plus HDMI Adopters worldwide, more than one quarter of them are headquartered in Greater China. We have long recognized the strength of Greater China's manufacturing and design as well as the tremendous market opportunity within Greater China. Our Developer Conference at IIC-China enables us to better address Greater China's large and innovative manufacturing capabilities."

Mark A. Saunderson, President of Global Sources Electronics Business Unit, said: "We are delighted to have HDMI Licensing, LLC join us in Dongguan for the co-located Conference.

"With HDMI becoming one of the most popular technology standards for consumer electronics and personal computers, HDMI's educational Conference is set to be a must-attend event for design engineers and product planners working in Dongguan and its surrounding cities like Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Foshan, Shunde and Zhongshan. We are prepared to welcome thousands of visitors at the inaugural show in Dongguan."

The HDMI Developers Conference is scheduled to run through 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 18 in Conference Room One, GD Modern International Exhibition Center.

For more information on the HDMI Developers Conference, visit http://hdmi.org/devcon2009/index.aspx . To register, visit http://www.iic-china.com/HDMI_reg_English .

IIC-China's fall edition to feature three events in Wuhan, Chengdu and Dongguan

This is the first year IIC-China expands to a spring/fall schedule. The fall events in 2009 and the spring events for 2010 are scheduled as follows:

    Fall 2009
    Wuhan:    Sept. 14-15, Wuhan Science & Technology Convention and
              Exhibition Center
    Dongguan: Sept. 17-18, GD Modern International Exhibition Center
    Chengdu:  Sept. 22-23, Chengdu Shangri-La Hotel

    Spring 2010
    Shenzhen: March 4-5, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center
    Chengdu:  March 8-9, Chengdu Shangri-La Hotel
    Beijing:  March 11-12, China National Convention Center
    Shanghai: March 15-16, Shanghai Mart

    For more information about IIC-China, visit
http://www.english.iic-china.com .

For more information about HDMI Licensing, LCC, visit http://www.hdmi.org .

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business uses English-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world. The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companies to sell to, and within Greater China.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 803,000 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 over 240 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 4.3 million products and more than 196,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 12 specialized trade shows which run 29 times a year across 10 cities.

Suppliers receive more than 67 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( http://www.globalsources.com ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 38 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 69 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has over 2,500 team members in more than 40 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for Chinese-language media.

About HDMI Licensing, LLC

HDMI Licensing, LLC is the agent responsible for licensing the HDMI specification, promoting the HDMI standard and providing education on the benefits of the HDMI specification to adopters, retailers and consumers. The HDMI specification was developed by Hitachi, Panasonic Corporation, Philips, Silicon Image, Sony, Thomson and Toshiba as the all-digital interface standard for the consumer electronics and personal computer markets. The HDMI specification combines uncompressed high-definition video and multi-channel audio in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. HDMI Licensing, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. For more information about the HDMI specification, please visit http://www.hdmi.org .

HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the Unites States and/or other countries.

    Global Sources Press Contact in Asia
     Camellia So
     Tel:   +852-2555-5021
     Email: cso@globalsources.com

    Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.
     James W.W. Strachan
     Tel:   +1-480-664-8309
     Email: strachan@globalsources.com

    Global Sources Investor Contact in Asia
     Investor Relations Department
     Tel:   +852-2555-4777
     Email: investor@globalsources.com

    Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.
     Kirsten Chapman & Timothy Dien
     Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.
     Tel:   +1-415-433-3777
     Email: tdien@lhai.com

    HDMI Licensing, LLC Press Contact:
     Gabriele Collier
     Tel:   +1-408-616-4088
     Email: gcollier@hdmi.org

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