Electronics Innovators Gather for Opening of CMP Media's Annual Embedded Systems Conference as It Returns to Silicon Valley, April 3-7, 2006

Sold-Out Exhibit Floor Featuring More Than 300 Top Exhibitors, Extensive Training Programs and Targeted Co-Located Events Headline North America's Largest Electronic Systems Design Event

Apr 3, 2006

CMP Media's Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) (www.embedded.com/esc/sv) returned to the heart of Silicon Valley today, gathering the industry's most innovative thinkers for the largest electronic systems design event in North America. Starting today through April 7, 2006, San Jose's McEnery Convention Center opens its doors to thousands of the world's electronics engineering elite, members of the international press, investors and business executives, to learn about recent innovations and technological achievements. ESC highlights include the industry's most comprehensive technical program, a sold out exhibit floor, the second annual EE Times ACE Awards, a keynote address by inventor and education advocate Dean Kamen, and the return of the popular Microprocessor Summit.

The five-day Embedded Systems Conference features a sold out exhibit floor, packed with 300 of the industry's top players. Exhibitors like Intel, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Xilinx and Wind River will showcase new products, give demos and showcase their latest breakthroughs and innovations in hardware, software and development tool solutions.

Throughout the week, conference attendees can choose from 290 combined technical sessions and design seminars, providing the crucial tools they need to develop state-of-the-art embedded systems. Attendees will have access to a wide variety of technical training and hone their understanding of topics like Analog and Power, Linux and DSP, Consumer Video, and Wireless Networking. They 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: www.embedded.com/esc/sv .

"We are excited to return the Embedded Systems Conference to San Jose, home to some of the world's most inventive and groundbreaking thinkers," said Paul Miller, senior vice president and group director, CMP Media's Electronics and Software Development Media Groups. "The Embedded Systems Conference is where engineers, developers and programmers go to find the latest training, technologies and trends to empower them to then go on to completely revolutionize our daily lives -- tomorrow's advancements in mobile phone, videogame console, automotive, military and other technologies all start here."

  Embedded Systems Conference highlights include:

  Sold-out Exhibit Floor

Attendees to the exhibit floor will be able to meet and mingle with over 300 of the industry's leading hardware, software and development tool solutions vendors. Industry leaders will demonstrate new systems and give conference-goers an opportunity to meet product experts. ESC exhibition opens Tuesday, April 4 at 1:00pm and will remain open Wednesday, April 5 (10:00am- 7:00pm), and Thursday, April 6 (10:00am -3:00pm). For a complete list of exhibitors, visit http://www.embedded.com/esc/sv/exhibitflr .

2006 EE Times ACE Awards, April 4

Top companies compete for the title of Company of the Year, Design Team of the Year, Ultimate Products and more at the 2006 EE Times ACE Awards, presented at the second annual awards gala on April 4, 2006 at The Fairmont in San Jose. The ACE Awards were created to recognize the people, companies and products that show extraordinary leadership, innovation and growth in the electronics industry. To purchase tickets, review finalists, and find out more about the event, visit http://www.eetimes.com/ace

Microprocessor Summit Back by Popular Demand, Monday, April 3

The popular Microprocessor Summit returns to ESC today at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. The Summit, chaired by Jim Turley, editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Design, provides an unrivaled 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 for 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. For more information, visit http://www.embedded.com/esc/sv/microprocessor/ .

DARPA Grand Challenge* vehicle Powered by Intel® Architecture processors, April 4-6

Intel will showcase Carnegie Mellon University's Hummer, H1ghlander, powered by Intel® Pentium® M processors, the brains that enabled the vehicle to autonomously navigate 132 miles to complete the DARPA Grand Challenge race across the Nevada desert. See the H1ghlander and meet the Carnegie Mellon University and Intel teams behind this car of the future. The vehicle will be parked at the McEnery Convention Center entrance, Tuesday, April 4, 8:00am through Thursday, April 6, 4:00pm.

DSO World, April 4-6 (Booth #1016)

DSO World is a 3-day co-located event highlighting device software optimization methods, technologies and best practices. Attendees will hear straight from top leaders in the electronics industry on technology solutions and strategies from key vendors, users, and industry experts. Sample topics covered include "Profiling for Java", "Leveraging the open source community", "Migrating legacy devices to Linux" and "Deploying Device Software Platforms to Solve Critical Problems in Aerospace and Defense." Ken Kline, President, CEO and Chairman of Wind River will deliver an industry address, outlining the 12 practical steps developers can follow to transform themselves into the quintessential, indispensable device engineer. The complete DSO World schedule is available at http://www.embedded.com/esc/sv/dso/ .

Dean Kamen Keynote Address, Tuesday, April 4 (12:00-1:00pm)

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. Kamen will speak about the mission of his organization DEKA, to foster innovation and creativity in employees, discuss the need in our culture to celebrate today's innovators and engineers, and his vision to have young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.

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 & Manufacturing

-- Online - EE Times Online, DesignLines, PlanetAnalog.com, Embedded.com, my-esm.com, CommsDesign.com, and SupplyLines

-- Conferences - Embedded Systems Conferences, Embedded Connect and Design Seminars

About CMP Media

CMP Media is a marketing solutions company serving the technology, healthcare and lifestyles industries. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, 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. CMP Media is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. Visit the CMP Media Web site at http://www.cmp.com/.

CONTACT: Julia Konstantinovsky of Atomic Public Relations, +1-415-402-0230, or julia@atomicpr.com, for CMP Media.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Press and analysts are invited to view event press
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CONTACT: Julia Konstantinovsky of Atomic Public Relations,
+1-415-402-0230, or julia@atomicpr.com, for CMP Media