CMP Media and Messe Muenchen Announce Agreement to Produce electronicaUSA With Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco

A New Industry Event for Business, Technology, and Innovation

MUNICH, Germany
Oct 30, 2002

CMP Media LLC today announced a strategic alliance with Messe Muenchen GmbH to produce electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco in 2004. The two events will be united to form a unique new event format that will include an exhibition, business events and technical conferences showcasing the latest technologies from all segments of the electronics industry. "Our aim is to create an industry event that facilitates innovation by spotlighting the latest technologies and encouraging meaningful business interaction," said CMP Media Electronics Group President, Jeff Patterson. The first annual electronicaUSA with Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco is scheduled for March 29 -- April 2, 2004 in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center.

The event will feature technical conference sessions covering a variety of topic areas including embedded systems and communications design. In addition, a large exhibition will showcase technologies from all segments of the industry organized by product type to help attendees more easily locate products of interest. Individual exhibition areas will include:

  -- Embedded Systems
  -- Semiconductors
  -- Sensors and Microsystems
  -- Displays
  -- Power Supplies
  -- EDA Tools
  -- Servo Technology
  -- Connector Technology
  -- Cables
  -- Switches
  -- Passive Components
  -- Enclosures
  -- Testing and Measurement
  -- Assemblies and Subsystems

"At present there is no major event in the United States for the electronics industry. Instead there are many specialized conferences that attract segments of the industry," noted Dr. Joachim Ensslin, Managing Director of Messe Muenchen. "We are enthusiastic about bringing our Global Electronics Network together with CMP Media's global media portfolio to create a unique new event for the industry."

About electronica and Global Electronics

electronica, the world's leading trade show for the electronics industry, was first produced in 1964. It is part of Global Electronics, Munich Trade Fairs' international electronics network, and includes trade fairs around the world and an Internet portal. The leading trade fairs electronica, Productronica and Laser.World of Photonics present the major international trends in Munich. The key regional fairs componex/electronicIndia, electronicChina, electronicAmericas, electronicAsia and from 2004 electronicaUSA build on the know-how gained in these events. Their product ranges are matched to local market requirements. Global Electronics is a powerful network with more than 7,500 exhibitors and over 250,000 visitors worldwide. For more information please go to

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading high-technology business-to-business multimedia company that provides essential information and integrated marketing services to technology and health-care professionals worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP Media is uniquely positioned to offer marketers and advertisers comprehensive media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. CMP's diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and consulting.

About Messe Muenchen

Munich Trade Fairs International, MMI, ( stages over 30 trade fairs a year in the investment goods and consumer goods sectors, and also high-tech fairs in the fields of electronics, photonics, information technology, analysis, and product engineering. Each year over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 90 countries and over two million visitors from at least 180 countries travel to Munich for these events. MMI also organizes trade fairs in Asia and South America.

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CONTACT: Timothy Avila, Group Marketing Director of CMP Media LLC - Electronics Group, +1-415-947-6653, or cell, +1-415-602-7575, or fax, +1-415-947-6009, or; or Angela Praeg, PR officer of Messe Muenchen GmbH, +49-89-949-20670, or fax, +49-89-949-20679, or, or

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CONTACT: Timothy Avila, Group Marketing Director of CMP Media LLC -
Electronics Group, +1-415-947-6653, or cell, +1-415-602-7575, or
fax, +1-415-947-6009, or; or Angela Praeg, PR officer of
Messe Muenchen GmbH, +49-89-949-20670, or fax, +49-89-949-20679, or, or

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