CMP Media Kicks Off East Coast's Premier Embedded Systems Exhibition

10th Annual Event Addresses Critical Design Issues and Showcases More Than 160 Exhibitors with the Latest Breakthrough Technology

Nov 18, 2002

CMP Media (NASDAQ: UNEWY) today announced its 10th annual Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston ( to be held in the Hynes Convention Center, November 18-21, 2002. ESC Boston, the east coast's premier educational forum for engineers and engineering managers developing processor-based systems, is expected to attract more than 4,000 members of the embedded computing community as well as 160 exhibitors including Motorola, Microsoft, Analog Devices, Hitachi, Mentor Graphics, and QNX. Attendees will have the opportunity to view and test the latest embedded hardware and software technology products as well as explore solutions to critical embedded design challenges.

"As electronics become more prevalent in our everyday lives, engineers face daunting issues with communication among devices and the complexity of the systems they are designing," stated Lindsey Vereen, conference director. "ESC Boston's conference program offers a wide variety of topics, from Open Source to wireless/802.11 standards, and is designed to address the multitude of real-time and embedded design challenges that engineers and technical managers are encountering today."

Innovation Showcase

In addition to the exhibit floor and classes, attendees can also take part in the ESC Boston Innovation Showcase, a self-guided tour of the latest embedded products in markets such as military, defense, and special operations. For example, InHand Electronics, Inc. will demonstrate the High Mobility Tactical Micro-robot (HMTM) that weighs less than four pounds and is less than 20 inches in length. PFU Systems, Inc. will feature a "wearable computer" currently used in U.S. Special Operation Forces that allows a soldier to send, receive or transmit real-time data enabling the "smart soldier" to make quick decisions in a rugged, mobile environment. Applied Data Systems will profile the Phrasealator Translating PDA, a wireless phrase translation device currently used by U.S. Troops in Afghanistan that translates your voice phrases into other languages.

Event Keynote

On Tuesday, November 19, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Nick Tredennick, industry pioneer and editor of Dynamic Silicon, will deliver the keynote address "Semiconductor Progress: Trends and Consequences." Mr. Tredennick, who also serves on the editorial advisory boards of IEEE Spectrum, Microprocessor and Microsystems, Embedded Developers Journal and Microprocessor Report, will discuss the impact of systems design on trends in semiconductors, including features, rising process development costs and the industry's move toward cooperation and consolidation.

Educational Sessions

The Embedded System Conference Boston's 70+ conference sessions will delve into hot design topics, including security, wireless/802.11, green/hardware design, extreme programming, Linux/Open Source, multi-tasking, real-time design and TCP/IP. These sessions focus on delivering the technical insight necessary to make embedded system designs stronger, faster, and more reliable. Each class and tutorial provides practical answers to the toughest questions, and teaches skills and techniques that can be implemented immediately. To view a schedule of the conference program, which provides details of classes and tutorials, please visit .

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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