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Canon Communications to Launch DesignMed Events in U.S., Japan and China

Canon Communications has announced that in 2010 it will launch three DesignMed events dedicated to the constantly evolving and highly innovative medical electronic imaging, diagnostics, and interventional device industry sectors. Electronics Design News (EDN) magazine, recently acquired by Canon, will sponsor the events.

The DesignMed series will co-locate with Canon’s established Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) shows in the U.S. and MEDTEC shows elsewhere around the world. In 2010, the pairings will be with MEDTEC Japan in Yokohama, MEDTEC China in Shanghai and MD&M Midwest in Rosemont (Chicago). In 2011, the franchise is expected to expand to additional Canon medical events around the world.

“The conferences at DesignMed will bring to medical electronics OEMs the very latest in emerging electronics to allow for smaller, faster, smarter, and more precise imaging and diagnostic tools for healthcare providers. In the wake of a changing electronics industry landscape, medical is now a focus for leading suppliers, and medical electronic device designers are going to really benefit,” said Kevin O’Keefe, senior vice president of Canon’s events division. “The concurrent DesignMed exhibitions will work to support the great content delivered to delegates in the conference with hands-on, face-to-face meetings with top suppliers.”

Valued at nearly $60 billion worldwide in 2009, the lucrative medical electronics sector is a key target for major electronics suppliers faced with declining return on their investments in other electronics sectors that have moved into the cost-driven commodity arena.

“It is gratifying that our acquisition of EDN could be instrumental in bringing global electronics suppliers - the publication’s advertisers - together with Canon’s worldwide medical manufacturing audience,” said Canon’s CEO Charles McCurdy. “The result should be even stronger, more-vibrant MD&M and MEDTEC events, significant new business for our EDN customers and a wave of new medical electronics device technology for healthcare providers - a winning proposition all around.”

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