Special Events Showcase the 'Power of Brain Power'

Former Vice President Al Gore Keynotes at the 19th Annual Conference, April 1-5, 2007

Mar 21, 2007

CMP Technology is proud to present several special events at this year's Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley (www.embedded.com/esc/sv), which takes an intriguing look inside today's hot technology. For the first time ever, a teardown team will take apart a Toyota Prius on the ESC SV show floor, so attendees can take a look at the electronics inside that power this revolutionary hybrid vehicle.

ESC Silicon Valley will also feature first-time events, such as the Disruption Zone highlighting groundbreaking innovations from leading start-ups, and "Get to the Point Panels" which engage participants in the latest technology debates of the day.

Other special events include the former Vice President Al Gore as keynote speaker and a special appearance by Orange County Choppers during the Intel Industry Address.

"ESC Silicon Valley is the premier event for the world's embedded engineers. These special events are a forum to publicly recognize their accomplishments and contributions to society," said Richard Nass, editor in chief of Embedded Systems Design. "We're excited to offer attendees unique opportunities that illustrate the power of their brain power -- whether it's developing the latest green technology, the hottest wireless technology or cutting-edge systems design technology, these engineers create solutions that affect the way the world lives, works and plays."

  Prius Teardowns, occurring on the Exhibits Floor:

  Tuesday, April 3, 12:15pm and 1:30pm
  Wednesday, April 4, 1:15pm and 3:45pm
  Thursday, April 5, 10:00am and 1:00pm

  The six modules of the Prius that we will look inside of are:

  -- User Interface/Dash Module:  provides operators with direct feedback of
     various vehicle conditions including: Speed, Gear Position, Fuel Level,
     Door Ajar, Turn and High Beam Indicator.
  -- Airbag Control Module:  deploys the airbags in the event of a crash.
     Various sensors provide inputs for directional forces to determine
     direction and severity of impact, along with which airbags to deploy
     and at what rate.
  -- Satellite Navigation System/DVD:  provides directional guidance for
     the user and entertainment via the DVD player. The touch screen display
     also provides a user interface for interacting with various vehicle
     functions including radio, heat and AC controls.
  -- Inverter/Converter:  provides voltage control/switching DC to AC for
     electric motor drive and AC to DC for battery charging as well as DC to
  -- Engine Control Module:  monitors and controls all aspects of the gas
     engine. It provides bus communication of various operating states to
     other modules.
  -- Skid Control Module:  monitors wheel speeds, yaw sensors, steering
     wheel inputs and brake position switches to determine if the vehicle is
     about to go into a skid condition and then applies appropriate brake
     forces to correct the condition and allow the operator to maintain
     control of the vehicle.

  Keynote Speaker by Al Gore
  Tuesday, April 3, 11:00am at the Civic Auditorium

Famous for his outspokenness on the environment, most recently with his Academy Award winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," Vice President Al Gore will address the ESC audience on "The Democratization of Technology." Consistently an active leader in technology, Vice President Gore discusses technological advancement and the potential of user involvement. He identifies key opportunities and challenges, charting a new digital society.

Al Gore was inaugurated as the 45th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993. He is an active leader in technology and telecommunications and is keenly focused on global warming. His pioneering efforts to protect the earth's ozone layer and to clean up toxic-waste dumps were outlined in his bestselling book Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit.

  Industry Address by Intel, Featuring Orange County Choppers
  Tuesday, April 3, 3:30pm at the Civic Auditorium

Doug Davis, vice president and general manager, Intel's Embedded and Communications Group, will give the Industry Address. Davis is responsible for Intel's embedded business in market segments such as communications infrastructure, industrial, interactive client and military.

Mr. Davis will discuss how today's embedded environment is demanding innovation and how processors will rise to meet these challenges. The Industry Address will feature a special appearance by Orange County Choppers, the custom motorcycle company behind The Learning Channel hit television show, "American Chopper." The company was established in 1999 by custom-chopper builder and rider Paul Teutul Sr. ESC Silicon Valley attendees can catch the father and sons live to see for themselves why they have garnered worldwide recognition for their custom motorcycles.

The Attendee Casino Night Reception

Wednesday, April 4 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation

Attendees can explore the interactive exhibits at the Tech Museum and enjoy an evening of games, fun, and networking with fellow attendees. Hors-d-oeuvres will be offered along with beer and wine, poker, blackjack and the opportunity to mingle with peers.

To register for ESC Silicon Valley, visit http://www.embedded.com/esc/sv/registration .

For more information on exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sean Raman, event sales director of the CMP Technology Electronics Group at (415) 947-6622 or sraman@cmp.com.

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