UBM, publisher of EE Times, has announced that it is to purchase Canon Communications for $287 million, subject to anti-trust clearance. With respect to the media that serve the electronic engineering community, this is very significant. Two of the world’s top three brands, EDN and EE Times, are now under common ownership. And Penton’s Electronic Design magazine now faces a competitor with over twice its advertising revenue. No plans have yet been announced regarding how the potentially conflicting brands of EE Times and EDN will be managed. It may be coincidence, but as I write this, the EDN web site appears to be down. As the news broke, we couldn’t reach EE Times’ CEO, Paul Miller, but we’ll post further information as soon as we get it.
By Bob Jones|2018-07-12T08:59:02+00:00September 16th, 2010|
About the Author: Bob Jones
Bob founded Publitek in 1998. He has over 25 years’ experience in running technology PR and marketing communications agencies, following earlier careers in broadcast engineering and electronic component marketing. Bob read Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bangor, Wales, and has an MA in Marketing. He was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 1996. He is a member of the IEEE and the IET and in 2015 was named as one of "The 100 most influential tech agency PR executives globally" by the Hot Topics community of technology leaders.