Technology Reporting Opportunity in San Francisco

Apr 9, 2001

  What:   A technology reporting opportunity where reporters can see the
          latest intelligent electronic devices and the technologies that
          make them work.

  Where:  The Embedded Systems Conference, at San Francisco's Moscone Center

  When:   Tuesday, April 10:                   1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
          Wednesday, April 11:                 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
          Thursday, April 12:                  9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  Who:    341 companies (118 with San Francisco Bay Area locations)
          including leading chip vendors, such as AMD, Motorola, and Philips
          Semiconductor, and leading software providers such as Wind River,
          Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems

  Why:    The Embedded Systems Conference provides an opportunity to report
          on the latest electronic devices and the technologies that make
          them work.  It's an opportunity to see cutting-edge intelligent
          devices such as portable Internet appliances, an electronic book
          and even an Internet-enabled espresso maker.

  Other interesting demonstrations:

  -- An Internet-controlled thermostat currently being used in a pilot
     project to prevent brown-outs and conserve energy
  -- A digital music player the size of a stick of gum
  -- SportBrain, a small device to monitor physical activity -- it clips to
     the waist and links to a website to track daily activity
  -- The first wearable computer for ground troops, currently being tested
     by the U.S. Army -- provides advanced communications capability and
     heads-up display of fellow soldiers, terrain, and targets
  -- A tiny video camera that can make surgery less invasive
  -- A wireless home sprinkler system that relies on pager technology

  Special Events

  Keynote Address:  "Living in a Virtual World"
                    Douglas Adams, best-selling author of, "Hitchhiker's
                    Guide To The Galaxy," series
                    Tuesday, April 10 at 12 noon

  Keynote Address:  "The Future of Real-Time Java"
                    James Gosling, designer of original Java programming
                    language and vice president and fellow at Sun
                    Microsystems Laboratories
                    Dr. Greg Bollella, senior staff engineer at Sun
                    Microsystems Laboratories
                    Wednesday, April 11 at 8:30 a.m.

  Web Site:
  Press Office:  Room #272

CONTACTS: Wendy Lewis or Miranda Brady of FS Communications, 650-691-1488, or cell on site, 408-230-1060; or Scott Minor, Show Office, 415-978-3500.

PRNewswire -- April 9


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