CMP Media Presents East Coast's Largest Embedded Systems Exhibition

13th Annual Event Dedicated to Embedded Technology and Development Features 70 Technical Classes and More Than 130 Leading-Edge Exhibitors

Sep 16, 2002

CMP Media (NASDAQ: UNEWY) today announced its 13th annual Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston ( to be held in the Hynes Convention Center, November 18-21, 2002. Featuring a robust technical program, ESC Boston provides a prime opportunity for design engineers, technical managers and developers to learn leading-edge techniques that address programming and real-time design challenges. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view and test the latest in embedded hardware and software technology products from leading companies including Analog Devices, Fujitsu, Wind River, Mentor Graphics, Microchip and QNX.

"As microprocessors become smaller, less expensive and more powerful, they are enabling embedded systems to provide new functionality in a wide variety of real-world products," said Lindsey Vereen, conference director. "As the promise of connected and secure embedded systems begins to be realized, embedded systems developers are facing a new set of design problems. The goal of ESC Boston is to deliver the most up-to-date program content that can be applied to these real-life design challenges by offering developers the latest insight into trends, tools and design methodologies in the industry."

More than 4,000 participants are expected to attend this year's conference, which will feature a dynamic keynote speaker, more than 150 exhibiting companies, 70 classes and tutorials, and three "shop talk" sessions.

Event Keynote

On Tuesday, November 19, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Nick Tredennick, industry pioneer and editor of Dynamic Silicon, will deliver the keynote address "Semiconductor Progress: Trends and Consequences." Mr. Tredennick, who also serves on the editorial advisory boards of IEEE Spectrum, Microprocessor and Microsystems, Embedded Developers Journal and Microprocessor Report, will discuss the impact of systems design on trends in semiconductors, including features, rising process development costs and the industry's move toward cooperation and consolidation.

Timely Educational Sessions

The Embedded System Conference Boston's 70+ conference sessions will delve into hot design topics, including security, wireless/802.11, green/hardware design, extreme programming, Linux/Open Source, multi-tasking, real-time design and TCP/IP. These sessions focus on delivering the technical insight necessary to make embedded system designs stronger, faster, and more reliable. Each class and tutorial provides practical answers to the toughest questions, and teaches skills and techniques that can be implemented immediately. To view a schedule of the conference program, which provides details of classes and tutorials, please visit .

Cost Effective Registration

To make this exciting conference accessible to top engineering talent across the country, CMP Media is offering registration packages starting as low as $395. To register for ESC Boston or to receive a conference catalog, please visit

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet the individual needs of marketing professionals. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

CONTACT: Linda Riedman of KVO Public Relations, +1-503-402-1442, or, for CMP Media LLC.



CONTACT: Linda Riedman of KVO Public Relations, +1-503-402-1442, or, for CMP Media LLC

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