CMP Media Draws 1400 Qualified Systems Design Engineers for the Technical Segment of Its 2003 Communications Design Conference

2004 Communications Design Conference To Become Component of North America's Largest Electronic Systems Design Event

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Oct 21, 2003

CMP Media (NASDAQ: UNEWY) today announced that the 3rd annual Communications Design Conference in San Jose drew 1900 total attendees including design engineers, exhibitors, and media, of which included 1,400 qualified design engineers.

To help boost design innovation and advance education in the industry, the Communications Design Conference joined forces with EE Times and Communication Systems Design to offer free technical training to qualified engineers. By bringing together more consumers of communications design tools and exhibiting vendors, CMP Media reinforced its commitment to the communications market and to providing quality events where business can be accomplished.

"This great response from highly qualified design engineers demonstrates the strong commitment to industry innovation and continued education in one of the most challenging communications markets in recent history," said Rob Keenan, conference co-chair. "This innovation spark is just what the communications industry needs to help turn the corner and begin to grow in key areas like wireless, home networking, and enterprise networking sectors."

In addition to a world-class technical program, the event also featured exhibits from IBM, Intel, Motorola, STMicroelectronics, Tensilica, Rambus, LynuxWorks, NEC, Vishay InterTechnology, and other hardware, software, and services companies that provided previews into the latest design technologies for communication systems.

The 2003 Communications Design Conference program presentations, including the keynote Eric Mentzer, Vice President and CTO of the Communications Group at Intel Corporation, are available at, and complete conference proceedings can be downloaded at

About Next Year's Conference

Starting in 2004, the Communications Design Conference will be held at electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference, set to debut March 29- April 1 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Expecting more than 500 exhibitors and 18,000 attendees for its debuting show, electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference will be the largest annual North American event exclusively focused on the entire spectrum of technologies required for designing electronics systems -- from the embedded processor, to all hardware and software needed to complete the system. The event will feature a series of technical conferences including the Embedded Systems Conference, the Communications Design Conference, and the International Power Electronics Conference. The event will also place a major emphasis on the value of conducting business by facilitating interaction between executive-level managers through various business-focused events.

Companies already signed up for this event include Analog Devices, Avnet, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mentor Graphics, Motorola, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, Tektronix, Tyco, and Wind River. The event includes a wide variety of other companies representing 16 technology segments of the electronics industry, including passive components; semiconductors; sensors; displays; power; EDA tools; servo technology; communications; interconnect; cables; switches; embedded systems; enclosures; test and measurement; assemblies and subsystems; and PCBs and electronics manufacturing services.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated 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, and custom publishing.

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   Linda Riedman
   Fleishman-Hillard - For CMP Media


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