Embedded Systems Conference Returns to San Francisco in 2005 - electronicaUSA Discontinued

- Embedded Systems Conference to be held from 6 - 10 March 2005 in San Francisco

- Munich International Trade Fairs focuses its international activities on emerging markets, particularly in the Asian region

MUNICH, Germany
Jul 27, 2004

Munich International Trade Fairs and CMP Media announced today they are discontinuing plans to produce electronicaUSA. The premiere event, planned as a comprehensive industry event that covered the entire spectrum of electronics technologies, had mixed success. While there was strong interest from semiconductor, sensors and power vendors, other sectors such as interconnect, passive and electromechanical did not meet expectations.

CMP Media will continue to produce its successful Embedded Systems Conference. It will include a technical program and exhibition of embedded hardware and software. The 17th annual Embedded Systems Conference will be held from 6 - 10 March 2005 in San Francisco. Information on the event is available on the Internet at www.embedded.com\escsf.

Munich International Trade Fairs' next leading regional electronics events are: electronicAsia in Hong Kong (13 - 16 October 2004), componex/electronicIndia in New Delhi (1 - 4 February 2005), electronica & ProductronicaChina in Shanghai (15 - 17 March 2005) and electronicAmericas in Sao Paulo, Brazil (25 - 29 April 2005). More Information on these events is available on the Internet at www.global-electronics.net

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC (www.cmp.com) 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.

About Munich Trade Fairs International (MMI)

Munich Trade Fairs International (www.messe-muenchen.de) stages over 30 trade shows a year in the investment goods and consumer goods sectors, in addition to high-tech fairs in the fields of electronics, photonics, information technology, analysis and product engineering. In 2002, over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 90 countries and over two million visitors from more than 160 countries participated in the events in Munich. Beyond this, MMI organizes trade fairs in Asia and South America.

This press release is available on the Internet at http://mmi.presseagentur.com/

  For further information:

   CMP Media LLC - Electronics Group
   Group Marketing Director
   Timothy Avila
   Tel:  +1 415-947-6653
   Cell:  +1 415-867-6109
   Fax:  +1 415-947-6009
   Email:  tavila@cmp.com
   Internet:  www.cmp.com

   Messe munchen GmbH
   81823 Munich
   Germany PR: Angela Praeg
   Tel:  +49-89-949-20670
   Fax:  +49-89-949-20679
   Email:  praeg@messe-muenchen.de
   Internet:  www.global-electronics.net

   Press Agency:
   Trimburgstrasse 2
   812498 Munich
   Contact:  Catherine Rahn
   Tel:  +49-89-897361-27
   Fax:  +49-89-872943
   Email:  Catherine.rahn@mexperts.de
   Internet:  www.pressagentur.com


CONTACT: Timothy Avila, Group Marketing Director, CMP Media LLC -
Electronics Group, +1-415-947-6653, or mobile, +1-415-867-6109, or fax,
+1-415-947-6009, or tavila@cmp.com; or Angela Praeg of Messe munchen GmbH,
+49-89-949-20670, or fax, +49-89-949-20679, or praeg@messe-muenchen.de; or
Catherine Rahn of MEXPERTS AF, +49-89-897361-27, or fax, +49-89-872943, or
Catherine.rahn@mexperts.de, for Munich International Trade Fairs

Web site: http://www.messe-muenchen.de/

Web site: http://www.cmp.com/