Company Information and History
With an initial capital of \93.31 million, Dempa Publications, Inc. was founded on May 5, 1950 at a time when the electronics industry in Japan was still at the early stage of development. Dempa Publications was one of the pioneer media companies that has been covering and serving the various facets of the electronics industry and related fields through Dempa Shimbun, which made its maiden issue in in January 1951, initially, as a monthly newspaper.
Since then, Dempa Publications opened its doors to a host of multi-lingual publications that served professionals not just of the electronics and semiconductor industries, but also of information technology, consumer and home electronics, among many others. Among its notable publications that have been published and made mark in the international scene include Journal of Electronics Industry (1972); Office Equipment and Products (1972); Audio Video International (AVI) magazine (1972); Microcontroller BASIC magazine (1987); OA PC magazine (1988), among others.
Dempa Publications’ prominence as a leading business-to-business trade publications in Japan extended overseas when it opened several international offices and affiliate companies in New York in United States, Dusseldorf in Germany, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (Hong Kong SAR), Seoul in Korea, Taipei in Taiwan, and Manila in Philippines.
For over 60 years now, Dempa Shimbun Daily remains as Dempa Publications’ flagship Japanese trade newspaper. Circulated largely in Japan, it has more or less 300,000 subscribers and pass-around rate of 5.2 readers per issue. It provides timely information to professionals, covering the most vital sectors and areas of the electronics industry, such as information technology, communications, semiconductors and devices, electronic components and materials, home electronic and electrical appliances, consumer electronics, factory automation and measuring instruments, as well as electronics retailing.
Dempa Publications also publishes Asia Electronics Industry (AEI), a monthly English magazine that got its start in October 1996. AEI has been providing up-to-date information to industry professionals in the fields of semiconductor, components and devices, test and measuring, and other related fields across China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Indonesia and other Asian countries.
Broadcasting Equipment and Technology (BET) is published in time for the broadcast industry’s major trade events, namely the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in April, and the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) Show in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.A Chinese edition of BET is also published for distribution to the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment (BIRTV) Expo.
Dempa Publications is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It presently maintains a branch office in Osaka, as well as satellite offices in Fukuoka, Sendai, Nagoya, and Hiroshima across Japan. Overseas, Dempa Publications has branch offices in Seoul, Korea and Manila, Philippines, as well as a sales office in Taipei, Taiwan.