CMP Media to Host New Great Minds, Great Ideas Zone at the International CES

Industry Leader EE Times to Host Technology Zone Previewing Technical Innovations that Will Shape the Next Generation of Consumer Electronics Products and Introduce the People Behind Them

Aug 30, 2005

CMP Media, the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology, today announced that it will host a new program and zone titled Great Minds, Great Ideas presented by EE Times at the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the world's largest annual consumer electronics tradeshow.

At the 2006 event running January 5-8 in Las Vegas, EE Times will host the Great Minds, Great Ideas Zone -- a 7,000-sq.-ft. area to feature an exhibition of leading electronics companies as well as live panels highlighting the people and breakthrough innovations that will drive the consumer electronics products of the future.

"Consumer electronics products are a huge part of our global economy," said Paul Miller, CMP Media Electronics Group vice president and group publisher, "and the technology innovations that make them possible are often covered in EE Times years before the final products are introduced. Together with CES, the world's greatest consumer electronics event, EE Times will provide a unique glimpse into the technology innovations happening now that will shape consumer electronics into the future."

"CMP Media's participation in this year's show is a cornerstone of our attendee recruitment efforts," commented Karen Chupka, CEA vice president of events and conferences. "EE Times will bring deeper technical insight and a more expansive glimpse into the future than CES has ever offered in the past."

The presence at the International CES is part of EE Times Great Minds, Great Ideas Project, an integrated marketing program available to select advertisers and sponsors that offers a combined presence across print, online and event properties. The program also includes a December 5, 2005, EE Times special collector's publication and a Web site ( dedicated to profiling the "Creators of Technology."

The event at the International CES comes at a time when CMP Media's Electronics Group is focused on raising public awareness about the contributions of the electronic engineering community that the group refers to as the "Creators of Technology." Every day, electronic engineers change the way we work, live and play through astounding technological advancements, many of which have been covered in EE Times several years before they hit the market in the hottest consumer products.

Examples of EE Times' over-the-horizon tech-trend spotting have included: digital image compression, or MPEG, the enabling consumer electronics technology at the core of all digital video and high definition broadcast and display applications today; the "cell processor" silicon architecture, the compute and graphics engine at the heart of today's leading-edge video game consoles; and a long list of critical electronic device breakthroughs and technology enablers that have changed the face of consumer, computing, communications products, including Direct Dynamic RAM (DDR) memory, nanotechnology, software-defined radio, system-on-chip implementation of wireless standards such as WiFi, WiMax and Zigbee.

More details of CMP Media's "Creators of Technology" campaign will be introduced in September 2005.

About International Consumer Electronics Show -- Defining Tomorrow's Technology

More than 130,000 industry professionals -- including corporate buyers and retailers, financial analysts, venture capitalists, developers and consumer technology manufacturers -- from 110 countries attend the International CES to experience the latest in wireless technology, electronic gaming, digital imaging, home entertainment, digital audio and video, mobile electronics, broadband, content media, home networking and information technologies.

The 2006 International CES will be held Thursday -- Sunday, January 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $121 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES -- Defining Tomorrow's Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

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, CMP Media's 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 different 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 Programming, Electronics Supply &
  -- Online -- EE Times Online, DesignLines,,,,, and SupplyLines
  -- Conferences -- Embedded Systems Conferences, Embedded Connect and
     Design Seminars

  About CMP Media

CMP Media ( is the leading integrated media solutions company providing "broad and deep" access to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and buyers of technology worldwide. The company's comprehensive database of technology decision makers enables marketers to reach targeted audiences throughout the purchase process with publications, web offerings, face-to-face events, consulting and other marketing services that deliver actionable results.

   Michelle Sabolich
   Atomic Public Relations for CMP Media


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