CMP Media's Annual Embedded Systems Conference Returns to Silicon Valley, April 3-7, 2006 at San Jose's McEnery Convention Center

North America's Largest Electronic Systems Design Event to Feature Comprehensive Training Program, Return of Microprocessor Summit and Co-Location of the D2M Conference 2006

Dec 21, 2005

CMP Media today announced the program details for its Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley (, the largest electronic systems design event in North America. From April 3-7, 2006, ESC returns to the heart of Silicon Valley, where San Jose's McEnery Convention Center will welcome thousands of the world's electronics engineering elite, members of the international press, investors and business executives, gathered in one place to learn about the industry's latest innovations and technological achievements. Conference highlights include a comprehensive technical program and series of design seminars, an exhibit show floor featuring the industry's top players, a keynote address by inventor and education advocate Dean Kamen, the return of the popular Microprocessor Summit and the co-location of the D2M Conference 2006.

The five-day Embedded Systems Conference will showcase the latest developments in enabling technologies, systems and software products, and tools created by the electronics industry's most innovative minds -- the Creators of Technology. ESC Silicon Valley will welcome over 300 leading exhibitors and feature more than 194 classes and design seminars to give engineers and engineering managers thorough training and understanding of the industry's most critical themes -- like analog and power, Linux and DSP, Consumer Video, and Wireless Networking.

"We are excited to be bringing the Embedded Systems Conference back to Silicon Valley, home to so many great innovators, who are shaping the future with their technological achievements," said Paul Miller, senior vice president and group director, CMP Media's Electronics and Software Development Media Groups. "For the thousands of engineers looking for the latest developments in enabling technologies, new products, techniques and best practices affecting their designs, plus the opportunity to make strategic partnerships, ESC is the not-to-be-missed industry event -- five days jam packed with training and design seminar programs, and the chance to meet hundreds of exhibitors and network with peers."

Now in its 18th year, the Embedded Systems Conference will feature 194 solutions-oriented technical sessions providing engineers with the fundamental tools they need to develop state-of-the-art embedded systems, and gain knowledge of methodologies, processes, and techniques. Attendees will get important updates on topics in embedded software development, hardware/software integration, debugging, real-time development, programmable logic design, wireless and wired connectivity and security. For the complete Embedded Systems Conference technical program, visit:

Attendees to the exhibit show floor will be able to meet and mingle with over 300 of the industry's leading hardware, software and development tool solutions vendors. Companies like IBM, Texas Instruments, Intel, Green Hills Software, Microsoft, Xilinx, Freescale, International Rectifier, Renesas Technology, ST Micro, and Philips Semiconductor will demonstrate new systems and give conference-goers an opportunity to meet product experts. ESC exhibition hours are Tuesday, April 4 (1:00 - 7:00 p.m.), Wednesday, April 5 (10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.), and Thursday, April 6 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). For a complete list of exhibitors, visit .

Dean Kamen Provides Keynote Address at ESC, Tuesday, April 4 (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

Inventor and technology advocate Dean Kamen will provide the keynote address at this year's conference. Kamen is one of the industry's most innovative engineers and holds more than 150 U.S. and foreign patents, many of them for medical devices that have revolutionized the healthcare industry. In 2001, Kamen unveiled the Segway™ Human Transporter (HT), an electric powered personal transportation machine that moves by shifts in one's body weight. As a tireless supporter of children's education, he founded For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), an organization that inspires high school students to pursue careers in science.

Microprocessor Summit Back for Second Year

The popular Microprocessor Summit 2006 will return to ESC on Monday, April 3 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. The Summit, chaired by Jim Turley, editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Programming, provides a forum for embedded designers, chip architects, chip industry executives, analysts, press, and venture capitalists to hear about the latest in microcontrollers and processors, and for major semiconductor companies to discuss future plans. The one-day program includes the exclusive release of results of the 2006 ESD Embedded Survey, juried announcements of new products by leading chip vendors, coupled with a discussion led by an editorial moderator, and sessions focused on today's shipping processors.

D2M Conference 2006 Joins Forces with ESC

This year, A2 Technologies' D2M Conference 2006 will come to ESC Silicon Valley, April 4- 6, welcoming industry innovators and decision-makers across the design, power, test and measurement, green technology, embedded, and component sectors. For detailed information on the three-day D2M conference, visit .

"Partnering with CMP provides attendees of ESC and D2M with a one-stop educational resource on managerial and engineering issues," said James Hungerford, President of A2 Technologies. "Attendees of both events are not just given access to the finest technical design innovations available, but will also be treated to a highly focused program on subjects that matter across the design and development process such as DFM, Power Electronics, RoHS and Test and Measurement. Being co-located at the same venue was a logical step and the attendees of the event will reap the benefits from the synergistic energy created by the co-location."

About CMP Media's Electronics Group

The CMP Media Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide through print, online and conferences.

As the most comprehensive and integrated source of electronics technology information, the CMP Media Electronics Group offers a full suite of products and services to reach electronics systems design professionals throughout the world. With its combination of media properties, the CMP Media Electronics Group focuses on delivering a targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community.

Each month, CMP Media's Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its publications in five languages to subscribers in 55 countries. Online visitors from more than 100 countries view more than 7.5 million pages on its Web sites in six languages and in a year, more than 35,000 decision makers from 48 countries attend its conferences in North America, China, Taiwan and Europe.

  CMP Media's Electronics Group properties include:
  -- Print -- EE Times, Embedded Systems Design, Electronics Supply &
  -- Online -- EE Times Online, DesignLines,,,,, and SupplyLines
  -- Conferences -- Embedded Systems Conferences, Embedded Connect and
     Design Seminars

  About CMP Media LLC

Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands in the technology, healthcare and lifestyles industries, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment.

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