CMP Media's Communications Design Conference Opens Today

Over 1,500 Pre-Qualified Systems Design Engineers Slated to Attend

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Sep 30, 2003

CMP Media (NASDAQ: UNEWY) today announced that over 1,500 qualified communication systems design engineers from companies such as Cisco, Intel, Agilent, Cypress, ArrayComm, IDT, National, NEC, Nokia, and Xilinx are scheduled to converge unto the San Jose Convention Center for the Communications Design Conference, which opens today and runs through Thursday, October 2.

The conference will feature exhibits from IBM, Intel Corporation, Motorola, STMicroelectronics, Tensilica, Rambus, LynuxWorks Inc., NEC, and Vishay InterTechnology Inc. and others that will be displaying hardware, software, and services that enable attendees to preview the latest design technologies for communication systems.

"The communications industry is at a turning point with growth continuing in the wireless, home networking, and enterprise networking sectors, and re-emerging in the broadband, access, and metropolitan networking arenas," said Rob Keenan, Communication Design Conference co-chair. "The Communications Design Conference plays an important role by bringing together design engineers and managers to discuss, learn, and challenge the design issues engineers will face when building communication systems for these sectors and more."

With 70+ conference sessions, including 100 papers, the Communications Design Conference is providing a forum for design engineers and technical managers to discover new ideas for designing communication 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, the Communications Design Conference takes an in-depth look at the architectural design challenges engineers face when producing leading-edge communications equipment. Session topics 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-generation SONET architectures.

  Keynote Address: "Communication and Computing Convergence"
   Tuesday, September 30, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Eric Mentzer, Vice President and CTO of the Communications Group at Intel Corporation, 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.

  Ultra Wide Band (UWB: When, Why, and Where?) Panel Discussion
   Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join leading experts in a community discussion of the current status of UWB, its potential and its commercial and regulatory issues in its transition from a 19th-century spark-gap to 21st-century phenomenon. Panelists include:

   -- Roberto Aiello, Founder and CEO, Staccato Communications, Inc.
   -- Dennis Akos, Stanford University
   -- Craig Barratt, President and CEO, Atheros Communications
   -- Jason Ellis, General Atomics
   -- Stephen Griggs, Program Manager, Advanced Technology Office,
      Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
   -- John McCorkle, Co-Founder and CTO, XtremeSpectrum Inc.
   -- Andy Rappaport, Analyst, August Capital

For more information about the Communications Design Conference, or on-site registration, contact CMP Media at (408-271-6202 at San Jose Convention Center.)

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


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