CMP Media Offers Free Admission to Communications Design Conference

Conference Dedicated to Stimulating Design Innovation in Recovering Communications Industry

Jul 15, 2003

CMP Media (NASDAQ: UNEWY) today announced that its Communications Design Conference (CDC) in the San Jose Convention Center, September 30 - October 2, 2003, will offer complimentary admission to more than 70 technical sessions led by industry experts. Show sponsors, Communication Systems Design, EE Times, and have teamed up to present this technical conference for free to qualified engineers and managers who are driving the innovations necessary to move the industry forward. To qualify, engineers and technical managers who design communication systems and equipment need to apply at for free admission. Early response is positive, and 3 weeks into the promotion of this event, CDC has over 600 qualified attendees signed up from companies such as Cisco, Intel, Agilent, Cypress, ArrayComm, IDT, National, NEC, Nokia, and Xilinx.

"We recognize that it is still critical to expand your skill set in these challenging times when training dollars are limited," said Rob Keenan, conference co-chair. "To stimulate innovation and aid in the recovery of the communications industry, we have assembled a strong technical program and will provide this learning venue free to the design community."

With 70+ conference sessions, CDC will provide a forum for design engineers and technical managers to discover new ideas for designing OEM communications systems and equipment for home/enterprise, personal/computer, metro/access, and internetworking applications. From wireless LAN to 2.5/3G mobile phones and 10-Gb optical systems, CDC will take an in-depth look at the architectural design challenges engineers face when producing leading-edge communications equipment. Session topics will include 3G design, network processing, DSP design, RF/IF techniques, wireless LAN design, high-speed switching, home networking, voice-over-packet development, Gigabit Ethernet, metro networking, and next-gen SONET architectures.

In addition to the robust technical program, this year's exhibit floor hosts industry-leading companies displaying communication hardware, software and services, giving attendees an opportunity to preview the latest design technologies for communication systems. Top exhibitors signed up for the show include Agere, IBM, Intel, Motorola, ST Microelectronics, and Tensilica.

Keynote Address, "Communication and Computing Convergences"

Eric Mentzer, Vice President and CTO of the Intel Communications Group, will deliver the keynote address on September 30, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Mentzer will discuss how network services are now converging to deliver voice, data and entertainment services and how the industry is poised to deliver new products and services that provide real innovation and customer benefit, which are in turn poised to drive operator revenues.

CDC becomes component of 2004 electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems 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 Convention Center in San Francisco. electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference will feature a series of world-class conferences and an exhibit floor organized by product segment. The Communications Design Conference will focus on the same relevant communications-specific content and the exhibitors who have traditionally participated in the Communications Design Conference can be found in the Communications segment of the exhibit floor.

Seven major industry associations have signed up to support electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference, and 18 industry-leading companies and associations have joined the advisory board. More than 180 exhibitors have signed up for the event, which is set to become one of the largest technology and business gatherings in the United States for the electronics design, development, and test community. For more information about electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference, please visit

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CONTACT: Linda Riedman of Fleishman-Hillard, +1-503-402-1442, or, for CMP Media LLC.


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