CMP Technology Unveils the Disruption Zone

New Venue Showcases Cutting Edge Electronics Technology Start Ups at ESC Boston 06

Jul 7, 2006

CMP Technology's Electronics Group today announced the Disruption Zone, a forum for electronics companies to showcase their latest innovations in technology. Debuting at the upcoming Embedded Systems Conference Boston 06 (, the Disruption Zone will feature up to ten start ups seeking to forever change the embedded systems industry.

The Disruption Zone offers emerging companies access to influential electronics professionals through CMP Technology's comprehensive electronics group portfolio. Companies in the Disruption Zone will receive turnkey exhibit space at ESC Boston as well as print and online advertising alerting attendees to their presence. On September 26, 2006 during ESC Boston at a special invitation-only luncheon, each of the Disruption Zone participants will receive five minutes to present their companies to an influential audience of venture capitalists, analysts and media.

"As a true disruptive technology company, we are excited to participate in the first-ever Disruption Zone," says Michael Barr, CEO of Quantum Leaps, LLC. "The Disruption Zone will provide us with the opportunity to showcase our practical, state chart and framework-based software technology to the influential ESC audience, and create awareness and visibility among OEMs, venture capitalists, analysts, media and other industry executives."

"Venture Development Corporation (VDC) is pleased to announce its participation in selecting the most innovative early-stage companies for the Disruption Zone," said Chris Lanfear, Director of VDC's Embedded Software Research Group. "New companies and technologies are being created every day that will change the way embedded systems are developed, ultimately influencing the way we all live -- we look forward to working with CMP to identify those world changing companies."

"This is a perfect marketing and business development opportunity for disruptive technology start ups," said David Blaza, publisher of Embedded Systems Design. "The Disruption Zone offers unprecedented access to industry influencers for emerging companies who have been unable to reach such an audience until now."

For more information, please contact David Blaza, publisher of Embedded System Design at 415-947-6929 or for more information. A maximum of ten companies will be able to participate in this opportunity.

About VDC

Venture Development Corporation (VDC) is an independent technology market research and strategy consulting firm that specializes in a number of embedded systems, retail automation, RFID, AIDC, component, industrial, and defense markets. VDC has been operating since 1971, when the firm was founded by graduates of the Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, we employ a talented collection of analysts and consultants who offer a rare combination of expertise in the market research process; experience in technology product and program management; and formal training in engineering and marketing. VDC's clients include thousands of the largest and fastest-growing tech suppliers in the world and the most successful investors participating in the markets we cover.

About the CMP Technology Electronics Group

The CMP Technology Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide. Offering a full suite of products and services to reach electronics technology professionals throughout the world, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers the most targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community. Each month, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its print publications, including EE Times, to subscribers in more than 23 countries and online visitors from 100 countries view more than 8 million pages on its Web sites in seven languages including EE Times Online and TechOnLine. More than 40,000 decision makers attend its Embedded Systems Conferences each year in Boston, Silicon Valley, China and Taiwan.

About CMP Technology ( )

CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( ), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

   Julia Konstantinovsky
   Atomic Public Relations for CMP Media

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