CMP Media's Communications Design Conference Showcases Full Spectrum Of Communications Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Sep 23, 2002

CMP Media LLC (NASDAQ: UNEWY) announces the opening of the second annual Communications Design Conference (CDC) ( ), the premier gathering of technologists, industry leaders, and media focused on communication systems design and development, held September 23-26 at the San Jose Convention Center. CDC provides design engineers and technical managers the opportunity to learn innovative techniques for designing OEM communications systems that apply wired, optical, and wireless communications technologies for personal, home/soho, enterprise, and infrastructure applications.

"This year, CDC offers a top-notch educational program that enables communications systems designers to learn and immediately implement practical solutions to their most current and challenging design problems, including top-of-mind security and networking issues," said Rob Keenan, conference co-chair. "The exhibition complements the strong technical program, with 76 leading industry companies showcasing the very best technology, from chip- to board-level communications design products."

Key Areas Drive Future Growth of Communications Industry

"As in previous downturns, networking and telecom companies must continue to design and develop innovative products in order to navigate out of this slowdown and eventually start growing once again," said Sean Lavey, manager of communication semiconductor research at IDC. "CDC remains an important industry event to attend where many key designers of next-generation wireless, wired and optical systems showcase their chip and board subsystems and learn about the critical technologies that will be at the heart of this future."

Major areas of design discussion include 3G wireless handsets and infrastructure, WLAN, Ethernet MAN, Bluetooth, Internet security and next-generation optics. CDC will provide the opportunity for design engineers to learn about the issues and challenges surrounding these critical areas, which are driving the growth of the communications industry.

  Event Keynote
    T.J. Rodgers, President & CEO of Cypress Semiconductor
    Tuesday, September 24, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Silicon - OEM Partnerships: The Key to Sustainable Competitive Advantage

  New To This Year's Program
  -- Daily keynotes by Daniel Awduche, VP of Network Architecture at
     Movaz Networks, and Umesh Amin, Director of New Technologies and
     Planning at AT&T Wireless
  -- Seven plenary panel sessions with topics ranging from "The Role of
     Venture Capital and Investment Bank Equity in the Coming Upturn" to
     "Defining the Broadband Gateway"
  -- Two free workshop sessions providing in-depth training on "Wireless
     Security" and "Adaptive Architectures"
  -- Birds-of-a-Feather sessions with industry experts discussing
     Ultra-WideBand, FTTH and VoP

  Timely Educational Sessions

CDC's 60-plus conference sessions will delve into hot design topics, including wireless systems and equipment design, broadband access design, internetworking equipment design, optical networking, home networking, software, and hardware. These sessions deliver the necessary technical insight to make communication systems designs more accurate, cost-effective and reliable. Technical paper presentations will debut the latest advances in technologies, and workshops and tutorials will provide practical solutions to the toughest design challenges, while focusing on essential skills and techniques that can be implemented immediately.

Top-Tier Exhibitors Showcasing Innovations

Industry-leading companies including Cadence Design Systems, IBM, National Semiconductor, Agere Systems, Cypress Semiconductor and Motorola will showcase their latest innovative technologies and will have company representatives on-site to discuss product developments and announcements.

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.

For further information, please contact Linda Riedman of KVO Public Relations, +1-503-267-8373,, for CMP Media LLC.



CONTACT: Linda Riedman of KVO Public Relations, +1-503-267-8373,, for CMP Media LLC

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