CMP Media's Communications Design Conference Showcases Leading-Edge Technologies

PRNewswire-FirstCall
SAN FRANCISCO
Aug 5, 2002

CMP Media (NASDAQ: UNEWY) today announced its second annual Communications Design Conference (CDC) (http://www.commdesignconference.com/) to be held in the San Jose Convention Center, September 23-26, 2002.

Featuring a strong technical program, CDC provides a prime opportunity for design engineers and technical managers to learn leading-edge design techniques for OEM communication systems that apply wired, optical and wireless communication technologies for personal, home/soho, enterprise and infrastructure applications.

This year's exhibit floor hosts industry-leading companies displaying communication hardware, software and services, giving attendees an opportunity to preview the latest design technologies for communication systems.

"As we move towards a fully connected and secure world, communications systems developers are coming into constant contact with an ever-changing set of design problems," said Rob Keenan, conference co-chair. "The CDC program offers a wide variety of topics intended to address the multitude of design challenges that engineers and technical managers are encountering."

  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

Suppliers and manufacturers have been thrown into ever-closer collaboration to address a host of complex technology, time-to-market and systems/architectural issues. But the road to partnership is studded with technology, management and logistical challenges. Communications OEMs and chip companies alike face complex decisions about whether to develop critical capabilities internally -- or to attain them via partnerships or formal acquisitions.

  New To This Year's Program:

  -- Daily keynotes by Umesh Amin, Director of New Technologies and Planning
     at AT&T Wireless, and Daniel Awduche, VP of Network Architecture at
     Movaz Networks
  -- Seven plenary panel sessions -- Topics ranging from "The Role of
     Venture Capital and Investment Bank Equity in the Coming Upturn" to
     "Defining the Broadband Gateway"
  -- Three free workshop sessions providing in-depth training on "Networked
     Security," "Wireless Security," and "Adaptive Architectures"
  -- Birds-of-a-Feather sessions with industry experts, discussing Ultra-
     WideBand, FTTH, and VoP
  -- Special conference preview: an online discussion with Steve Bellovin,
     Fellow at AT&T Labs Research, Monday, September 9, 11am PST, about key
     issues for engineers working to build more secure networks and systems

  Timely Educational Sessions

CDC's 60+ conference sessions will delve into hot design topics, including wireless systems and equipment design, broadband access design, internetworking equipment design, optical networking, home networking, and software and hardware. These sessions focus on delivering the technical insight necessary to make communication 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.

Affordable Registration

In an effort to make this exciting conference accessible to top engineering talent from across the country, CMP Media is now offering registration packages starting as low as $545. To register for the Communications Design Conference or to receive a conference catalog, please visit http://www.commdesignconference.com/. Conference catalogs can also be obtained via email at cdc@cmp.com.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC (http://www.cmp.com/) is a leading high-tech 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, custom publishing.

CONTACT: Linda Riedman, linda_riedman@kvo.com, or Jeremy Towsey-French, jeremy_french@kvo.com, both of KVO Public Relations, +1-503-221-1551, for CMP Media LLC.

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CONTACT: Linda Riedman, linda_riedman@kvo.com, or Jeremy Towsey-French,
jeremy_french@kvo.com, both of KVO Public Relations, +1-503-221-1551, for CMP
Media LLC

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


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