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Publication Date: 03/1/2010
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Canon Acquires 4 Key Design Engineering Media from Reed
Los Angeles, CA — Canon Communications LLC will acquire four key media brands serving the advanced design engineering sector in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Included in the purchase from Reed Business Information-US are the worldwide assets of Electronic Design News (EDN), Design News, Test & Measurement World, and Packaging Digest.

"This is a rare opportunity to expand our global reach across each of our product offerings in print, digital, events and information," said Charles G. McCurdy, Chairman and CEO of Canon. "It also increases our ability to serve the needs of advanced manufacturers wherever they do business and positions Canon well for the future. Kevin O'Keefe, Executive Vice President of Canon's Events Division, said, "The inclusion of these operations into Canon is very exciting. We'll be able to accelerate the penetration of our trade shows in North America, Europe, and Asia given the incremental market access these brands provide. In fact, tying in with EDN, we are already developing medical electronics features alongside our medical manufacturing shows in Yokohama, Japan and Chicago later this year."

The acquisition of the US assets has been completed, and the acquisition of the balance of the assets is expected to close in the near future after the completion of required legal processes.
Contact: Canon Communications LLC, 11444 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 310-445-4200 fax: 310-445-4299 Web:

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