Apple Computer Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Deliver UBM Electronics' ESC Silicon Valley Event Keynote Address

Jan 20, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced that Apple Computer Inc. co-founder and electronics industry visionary Steve Wozniak will deliver the opening keynote speech at ESC Silicon Valley 2011 to be held May 2 - 5 at the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California.  

"We are delighted that Mr. Wozniak will be helping to kick off what is sure to be the electronics industry's most interesting event in 2011," said David Blaza, vice president, UBM Electronics. "In addition to benefiting from the most comprehensive embedded electronics conference and expo in North America, attendees will have the opportunity to hear a unique, unforgettable talk delivered by one of the most influential pioneers of the technology industry."

"I have attended ESC and have relied on the design ideas published in EE Times during my Apple Computer Inc. days when we were all just learning about embedded computing," said Steve Wozniak.  "It will be good to reconnect with the engineering community that still drives so much electronics industry innovation."

About Steve Wozniak

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer.  For his achievements at Apple Computer Inc., Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor bestowed on America's leading innovators.

After leaving Apple Computer Inc. in 1985, Wozniak was involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students.  In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment. Wozniak also founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. He currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-IO.

NOTE TO EDITORS: ESC Silicon Valley Registration will be open in late January at:  Please contact UBM Electronics to schedule interviews with exhibiting company executives and speakers before or during the event:

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About ESC Silicon Valley (

Held in key strategic technology development locations worldwide, the Embedded Systems Conference is the global electronics industry's leading event.  With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities, ESC is the ideal venue for the design engineering community to learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. In addition, ESC Silicon Valley celebrates decades of unique local electronics industry culture, innovation and significant contributions to the global technology industry.

About UBM Electronics  

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry.   UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services.   More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research.  UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

For more information on ESC Silicon Valley 2011 please contact:

Felicia Hamerman

Vice President, Marketing, UBM Electronics


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Kaye Public Relations


SOURCE UBM Electronics

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