electronicaUSA With the Embedded Systems Conference Garners Strong Industry Support

Six Major Industry Associations Support Event; 18 Member Companies And Organizations Join Advisory Board; 120 Exhibitors Sign Up in the First Two Days of Sales

Apr 24, 2003

CMP Media LLC (NASDAQ: UNEWY) today announced that six major industry associations have signed up to support electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference, which will debut March 29-April 2, 2004 at Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. Additionally, 18 industry-leading companies and associations have joined the advisory board, and 120 exhibitors have already signed up in the first two days of sales. Created by a strategic partnership between Messe Muenchen and CMP Media, electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference is set to become one of the largest technology and business gatherings in the United States for the electronics design, development, and test community.

"The electronics industry does not have a key event in the US that brings the entire electronics community together," said CMP Media Electronics senior vice president, Paul Miller. "We are very excited about the amount of interest that electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference has already generated in such a short amount of time. Our aim is to create a forum that facilitates innovation by spotlighting the latest technologies in a wide variety of application areas, and that encourages meaningful business interaction among business managers, technologists, leading vendors, media and investment bankers."

Industry Association Support

Six major industry organizations that are lending their support to electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference are Electronic Components, Assemblies and Materials Association (ECA); Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA); Electronics Representatives Association (ERA); Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA); German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI); and National Electronics Distributors Association (NEDA). Five of these associations also serve on the advisory board.

"We are committed to supporting this comprehensive event that brings the electronics industry together," stated Barbara Wortmann, senior vice president, policy, planning, and industry relations for the Electronic Industries Alliance. "We feel this event fulfills the need for one vital industry forum to network, conduct business, and foster key customer relationships."

Advisory Board

The electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference advisory board comprises thirteen leading companies and five industry associations. Member companies include Agilent Technologies, Avnet Electronic Marketing, EPCOS, Infineon Technologies, Motorola, Harting Electronics, National Semiconductor, Renesas, Rittal, STMicroelectronics, Tyco Electronics, Vishay Intertechnology and Xilinx. Member organizations include the NEDA, FSA, ERA, ECA, and EIA.

Strong Exhibitor Interest

In the first two days of exhibit sales, 120 companies have signed up. Exhibitors to date include Microsoft, Analog Devices, STMicrolectronics, IBM, Tyco, Agilent, Texas Instruments, and Motorola.

Strategic Partnership Forms Event

In October of 2002, CMP Media and Messe Muenchen GmbH formed a strategic partnership uniting electronica to form a new event that includes an exhibition, business events and technical conferences showcasing the latest technologies from varying segments of the electronics industry -- all in one location. The event will feature technical and business conference sessions covering a variety of applications. Additionally, the large exhibition area will be segmented by technology and organized by product type to help attendees more easily locate products of interest.

About electronica and Global Electronics

electronica, the world's leading trade show for the electronics industry, was first produced in 1964. It is part of Global Electronics, Munich Trade Fairs' international electronics network, and includes trade fairs around the world and an Internet portal. The leading trade fairs electronica, Productronica and Laser.World of Photonics present the major international trends in Munich. The key regional fairs componex/electronicIndia, electronicChina, electronicAmericas, electronicAsia and from 2004 electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference build on the know-how gained in these events. Their product ranges are matched to local market requirements. Global Electronics is a powerful network with more than 7,500 exhibitors and over 250,000 visitors worldwide. For more information please go to http://www.global-electronics.net/ .

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC (www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet the individual needs of marketing professionals. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

About Messe Muenchen

Munich Trade Fairs International, MMI, (www.messe-muenchen.de) stages over 30 trade fairs a year in the investment goods and consumer goods sectors, and also high-tech fairs in the fields of electronics, photonics, information technology, analysis, and product engineering. Each year over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 90 countries and over two million visitors from at least 180 countries travel to Munich for these events. MMI also organizes trade fairs in Asia and South America.

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


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

Web site: http://www.messe-muenchen.de/

Web site: http://www.global-electronics.net/

Web site: http://www.cmp.com/