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Wednesday 2 September 2009: Angel Business Communications Limited (Coventry/Watford, UK) has acquired Compound Semiconductor magazine and its associated website from IOP Publishing (Bristol, UK). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

"The deal is a win-win for Compound Semiconductor readers and advertisers, as well as for Angel and ourselves," explained Michael Bray, finance director at IOP Publishing. "With a new publisher, Compound Semiconductor will continue to be the primary information resource for professionals working with compound-semiconductor materials and devices."

Stephen Whitehurst, commercial director at Angel Business Communications, added: "Compound Semiconductor is a market-leading publication that s widely respected for its must-read editorial content and targeted readership. We re certain that the magazine and the website will prove to be compelling additions to Angel s existing B2B portfolio of semiconductor magazines, websites and live events."

Angel Business Communications anticipates no interruption in the print schedule of Compound Semiconductor magazine, with all of the remaining 2009 issues and the associated advertising schedules going ahead as planned.

"After a brief hiatus, we also expect the daily news service on to be up and running again before the end of Q3," said Whitehurst.

Readers and advertisers wishing to contribute ideas for editorial coverage in the magazine or online should contact Stephen Whitehurst directly. Tel: +44 (0)2476 718970. E-mail: information Angel Business Communications (ABC) is an industry-leading B2B publisher as well as conference and exhibition organizer. Established originally as Beere Hobson Associates in 1971, ABC has developed skills in various market sectors – including semiconductor manufacturing, IT/storage networking and MEMS manufacturing. With offices in both Watford and Coventry, UK, ABC has the infrastructure to develop a leadership role in each market it serves by providing a multifaceted approach to the business of providing business with the information it needs.

IOP Publishing is a leading international scientific publisher with offices in Europe, North America and Asia. IOP publishes a range of journals, community websites and magazines, including Physics World, the membership title of the Institute of Physics. Its portfolio of more than 50 journals reflects the growth and interdisciplinary nature of scientific research and application, from topics as varied as astronomy, mathematics, the biosciences and, of course, physics. A world leader in the development of electronic publishing, it is constantly developing innovative online resources to meet the emerging needs of research scientists and STM librarians.

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