'Father of the Cell Phone' to Keynote at Embedded Systems Conference Boston 2008

Martin Cooper to Speak on the Successes, Failures and Untapped Potential of Broadband Digital Transmissions

Sep 23, 2008

TechInsights (http://www.techinsights.com/) today announced that Martin Cooper, inventor of the mobile phone and co-founding executive chairman of ArrayComm, Inc., will deliver the keynote address for the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston (http://www.embedded.com/boston), taking place October 26-30, 2008 at the Hynes Convention Center. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the personal communications industry, Dr. Cooper will offer expert insight into the reasons behind the stunted development of applications that utilize broadband digital transmissions for alternative methods of communication. The keynote will take place on Tuesday, October 28 at 8:00 a.m. EDT in the general session room at ESC Boston.

Ever since the transition from analog to digital cellular began over 12 years ago, promises of revolutionary applications energized by broadband digital transmission to the end-user have permeated the tech community. However the vast majority of communications today remains voice; the only widely adopted digital application to date has been short-message-services or SMS. During his keynote address, titled "Whatever Happened to Personal Broadband Wireless?", Dr. Cooper will explore why only a fraction of the tens of thousands of applications available are utilized by consumers and the reasons behind the apparent failure of wide-spread adoption.

"The world's first cell phone call that Dr. Cooper placed in 1973 to his rival Joel Engell at Bell Labs marked the beginning of a fundamental communications and technology market transformation," said Richard Nass, editor in chief of Embedded Systems Design and editorial director of the Embedded Systems Conferences. "Named one of Time Magazine's Best Inventors, Dr. Cooper recognizes the potential revolution that's hinging on the development of new embedded technologies and we're thrilled to have him be a part of ESC Boston 2008."

Dr. Cooper's presentation will kick off ESC Boston, the fastest-growing embedded systems event in the world. Over 3,600 attendees from 36 countries are expected to attend the five-day event which is co-located with SD Best Practices at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. This year, more than 150 exhibitors will showcase their innovative new products and services to thousands of OEM representatives, industry analysts, and media.

Event sponsors include signature sponsor Windows Embedded and platinum sponsor AMD Embedded Solutions.

Registration, Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

For more information and to register for the event, go to: http://www.embedded.com/boston. For additional information regarding SD Best Practices, visit http://www.sdbestpractices.com/. Registration is free for members of the press and industry analysts to both events.

To obtain information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Sean Raman, Sales Event Director, SRaman@TechInsights.com, (415) 947-6622.

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