Elsevier Extends Content Offering to Entertainment Technology Professionals

Elsevier integrates Digital Video, Embedded Systems and Telecommmunications Book titles from CMP Technology

Burlington, MA, August 21st, 2006 – Elsevier is pleased to announce the purchase of the Digital Video, Embedded Systems and Telecommunications book titles from CMP Technology, a division of CMP Media LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media plc. Included in the purchase are trademark licensing and co-marketing partnerships which will allow broader distribution of information to entertainment technology professionals around the globe.

CMP Technology’s books and authors, together with the licensing and co-marketing ties with DV Magazine, give Elsevier’s Focal Press a strong foothold with this young, rapidly growing professional and consumer audience. Elsevier’s Newnes imprint, already the leading publisher of books for embedded systems design engineers, also gains a number of seminal titles and access to this information-hungry technology sector.

"It's great to join forces with Elsevier’s Focal Press. The synergy between DV magazine and Focal Press is very powerful, and we're excited by the opportunity to serve the information needs of the video market with the expanded reach afforded by this new relationship," said Dominic Milano, Editor-in-Chief of DV magazine. "I think our readers will be pleased."

“In today’s rapidly changing information environment, Elsevier must continue to create and acquire world-class content which best meets the information needs of our customers,’’ said Jim DeWolf, Vice President, Publishing, Science & Technology Books, Elsevier. “The CMP Technology books are an important complement to Elsevier’s already outstanding portfolio in this area. We want to expand the delivery of cutting edge information where it is needed most—in the hands of technology professionals.’’

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About CMP Technology

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About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).