Global media company VNU has agreed to sell its 34.3% stake in Solucient, an information products company serving the health care industry, to Thomson Corp. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to be completed this year, were not disclosed. VNU said Solucient is no longer considered a strategic fit with VNU's Marketing Information group, which focuses primarily on the consumer goods sector. VNU has been a minority owner of Solucient since 1999.
CMP launches 'EE Times Europe'
CMP Technology's Electronic Group has launched EE Times Europe. The biweekly magazine debuted with a circulation of 55,000. Editorial content includes local coverage of the global electronics industry as well as coverage drawn from the U.S. version of EE Times. The debut of EE Times Europe rounds out a product line that includes a pan-European Web site and e-mail newsletters, launched in June, that cover seven regional European markets in English and local languages.