For one of the most important markets in Europe, France has long been relatively under served with specialist electronics trade media. This situation has been exacerbated during the past year by the loss of two of the three main publications owing to merger and closure.
Now the tide may be turning. Recently Electronic Specifier followed the launch of its pan-European, English language, digital magazine with a French language equivalent. Following close on its heals, European Business Press and Thomas Industrial Media are due to publish a new title, Electronique Composants & Instrumentation (ECI), that will appear six times a year as a printed and digital magazine. There will also be an email newsletter and associated website, www.electronicselect.com (not yet live at the time of writing this).
Eagle-eyed readers may notice a similarity in the name to CIE, the long-running French monthly that was rebranded EPN France before its closure last year. They will recognise an even closer similarity between the magazines’ editors because ECI will be run by Alain Dieul, who edited the previous publication.
We wish ECI well. More information on the forthcoming publication can be obtained by downloading the media kit here.