Largest Embedded Systems Show on the East Coast Closes as Engineerings Top Creators of Technology Announce Industry Breakthroughs, New Products and Innovations

CMP Media's 14th Annual Embedded Systems Conference Boston Welcomes Thousands of the Electronics Engineering Elite

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BOSTON
Sep 26, 2005

CMP Media's 14th annual Embedded Systems Conference Boston (www.esconline.com/boston) closed Thursday, September 15, after achieving a notable increase in attendance from 2004. Running September 12-15 at Boston's Hynes Convention Center, electronics engineering leaders from around the world joined financial and media analysts, business executives and members of the press at what is recognized as the largest embedded systems event on the east coast. Conference-goers attended four days of classes, workshops and presentations showcasing the technological breakthroughs of the industry's Creators of Technology -- design engineers and engineering management who take the first steps in creating cutting-edge breakthroughs driving our global economy and influencing our daily lives.

ESC Boston serves as a gathering place and educational forum for engineering's "rock stars," and the conference featured more than 160 leading exhibitors, 90 classes and tutorials and workshops on some of the industry's hottest technologies. The industry's top hardware and software providers, like Bluegiga, Xilinx, Lantronix, Wind River, Echelon and Quadros exhibited their latest products and announcements on the show floor, while companies like Sun Microsystems and Intel hosted free workshops for conference attendees, addressing specific solutions to unique design challenges.

  The conference saw several company and product announcements, including:
  -- Xilinx's PowerPC™ and MicroBlaze™ Development Kit, Virtex™-4
     FX12 Edition, a comprehensive design environment with everything
     embedded developers need to create processor-based systems.
  -- Certicom's new KeyInject, offering a trusted key injection platform for
     anti-cloning, designed to allow device makers to track production of
     contract manufacturers by controlling access to keying information,
     metering the use of this information, and generating reports on key
     usage.
  -- Enea's Element, a new suite of high-availability middleware tools and
     building blocks targeted at board and system chassis level
     multiprocessor designs in telecom, automotive, industrial control, and
     medical instrumentation applications.
  -- SafeNet SafeXcel-5140, the market's first Enterprise Security Processor
     specifically designed for network equipment manufacturers targeting the
     fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market.
  -- Lantronix's breakthrough technologies bringing powerful, data-center
     grade information exchange capabilities to embedded devices arrayed
     throughout private networks and the Internet through its new XPort™
     Architect™ (AR™) embedded processor module.

Exhibitor press releases are available online at: http://www.esconline.com/boston/media/releases.htm.

Popular classes and tutorials revolved around topics like security, RFID, remote systems and legal issues surrounding the embedded systems industry. Keynote speaker Avi Rubin, professor of computer science and technical director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University delivered the keynote address on "Security and Privacy Issues in RFID Technologies" describing the two types of RFID systems in use today and the security and privacy concerns introduced by these and future applications.

As security becomes an increasing concern for the embedded industry and engineers are being tasked with securing devices that share data with other devices, ESC Boston presented the Embedded Security Seminar on September 12- 14. The three-day series of events focused on the latest trends and tools with one-to-three hour sessions on topics like practical secure hardware design, wireless security, and Internet security hosted by executives from companies like Nokia, Atmel, Texas Instruments, LynuxWorks and Seagate.

Note to Journalists: Press and analysts are invited to view event press releases and exhibitor news announcements at http://www.esconline.com/boston/media.

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 &
     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 (www.cmp.com) 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.

   Contact:
   Julia Konstantinovsky
   Atomic Public Relations for CMP Media
   julia@atomicpr.com
   (415) 402-0230

SOURCE: CMP Media

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

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


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