CMP Media's 14th Annual Embedded Systems Conference Boston Opens Today

Largest East Coast Gathering for the World's Electronics Engineering Elite

Presents Sneak Peak of Pioneering Technologies Changing the Way We Work, Live

and Play, September 12 - 15 at Hynes Convention Center

Sep 12, 2005, 01:00 ET from CMP Media

    BOSTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMP Media's 14th annual
 Embedded Systems Conference Boston (, the largest
 embedded systems event on the east coast, opens today at the Hynes Convention
 Center. The four-day conference is dedicated to showcasing the technological
 breakthroughs of the industry's Creators of Technology, and will feature more
 than 90 classes and tutorials, 160 leading exhibitors, and workshops on some
 of the industry's hottest technologies driving today's global economy and
 influencing our daily lives.
     "Just as celebrities and athletes are globally recognized, the Embedded
 Systems Conference celebrates the heroes in our community -- rock star
 engineers who every day, change the way we work, live and play through
 astounding technological advancements," said Paul Miller, vice president and
 group publisher of the CMP Media Electronics Group. "ESC Boston 2005 welcomes
 160 of the industry's top electronics exhibitors and we are proud to be
 partnering with so many industry leaders -- those who will be showcasing
 breakthrough systems several years before they're introduced in the most
 popular consumer products and industry applications."
     Design engineers and engineering managers attending this year's ESC Boston
 will get a sneak peak of hot technologies presented by 160 of the industry's
 top hardware and software providers, showcasing innovative technologies and
 products, September 13-14 on the show floor. Among the exhibitors are Texas
 Instruments, XILINX, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Intel, Wind River, Echelon, and
 Sun Microsystems -- many of whom will also be hosting two days of workshops,
 addressing specific solutions to unique design challenges. Workshops are free
 to all registered conference attendees and feature programs like "Migration
 from RTOS to Linux Enables Multi-Core Optimizations" hosted by Intel, "Real-
 Time and Embedded Java Solutions Seminar" by Sun Microsystems, and "Delivering
 Added Value With Embedded Speech & Voice Recognition" by IBM. For a complete
 list of all ESC Boston 2005 exhibitors, visit:
     Throughout the show, conference attendees will also be able to choose from
 more than 90 classes and tutorials, providing crucial updates on the
 industry's most pertinent topics. "Principles of Safety-Critical Systems
 Design" will educate engineers on designing systems that are safe for users
 and the environment, "Network Updates of Remote Embedded Systems" explores
 systems and equipment servicing from remote locations, and "Legal Issues for
 Embedded Systems Developers" gives engineers, managers and entrepreneurs
 crucial insight on the basics faced in developing and marketing embedded
 systems. For a complete list of classes and tutorials, visit
     Event Keynote Addresses RFID Technologies
     The controversial subject of RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification)
 technology will be addressed at the event's keynote by Avi Rubin, professor of
 computer science and technical director of the Information Security Institute
 at Johns Hopkins University, and the founder of Independent Security
 Evaluators (Tuesday, September 13, 10:15-11:30am). RFID enables small wireless
 tags to identify merchandise, control inventory, enable online purchases,
 reduce car theft - the US government is even considering putting RFID tags in
 passports, and several states are examining RFIDs for driver's licenses. Rubin
 will address "Security and Privacy Issues in RFID Technologies" describing the
 two types of RFID systems in use today and the security and privacy concerns
 introduced by these and future applications.
     Embedded Security Seminar focuses on latest trends, tools and design
 methodologies (September 12-14)
     The three-day technical program will feature several one-to-three hour
 sessions on topics like practical secure hardware design, wireless security,
 and Internet security. Executives from Nokia, Atmel, Texas Instruments,
 LynuxWorks, Seagate, Fortify Software and more will address subjects like
 "Security for Mobile Devices," "Network Security for Embedded Systems," and
 "Wireless Sensor Networks." Security is a growing concern for the embedded
 industry, as engineers are being tasked with the critical challenge of
 securing devices that share data with other devices. CMP Media research has
 shown that two-thirds of attendee's upcoming embedded design projects are
 expected to have security considerations. The seminar is sponsored by
 Innominate Security Technologies AG and SafeNet.
     Attendees can register for the Embedded Security Seminar individually, or
 together with the Embedded Systems Conference Boston.
     Make Beneficial Business Connections
     Attendees and exhibitors will have the opportunity to "super-charge their
 event networking experience" at the event by opting in to EEQuorum(TM), an
 online matching system designed specifically for the Embedded Systems
 Conference to enable electronics-industry buyers and sellers to make contact
 and plan meetings before the event begins. By gathering pre-registration
 demographics, EEQuorum(TM) empowers each pre-registered attendee to see how
 they relate to others at the show, and systematically connect to the people
 and products that support their business objectives. EEQuorum is sponsored by
     EEQuorum(TM) is free to registered participants of the event for use
 before, during, and for two weeks after the show. Users receive their own
 personalized development portal to make and receive matches with other
 EEQuorum(TM) users that have similar networking and business interests. This
 allows users to proactively pinpoint other attendees or exhibitors to meet at
 the show. For those interested in tapping into more powerful business
 development capabilities, EEQuorum(TM) delivers personalized recommendations
 regarding the markets, technologies, products, companies, and people at the
 show that have strategic relevance to the products or interests of each
 participant. To register for EEQuorum(TM), visit:
     Note to Journalists: Press and analysts are invited to view event press
 releases, exhibitor news, media registration and media center hours at
     About CMP Media's Electronics Group
     The CMP Media Electronics Group is the premier technology and business
 media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology
 worldwide through print, online and conferences.
     As the most comprehensive and integrated source of electronics technology
 information, the CMP Media Electronics Group offers a full suite of products
 and services to reach electronics systems design professionals throughout the
 world. With its combination of media properties, CMP Media's Electronics Group
 focuses on delivering a targeted audience and actionable information to
 marketers in the electronics technology community.
     Each month, CMP Media's Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million
 copies of its publications in five languages to subscribers in 55 countries.
 Online visitors from more than 100 countries view more than 7.5 million pages
 on its Web sites in six different languages and in a year, more than 35,000
 decision makers from 48 countries attend its conferences in North America,
 China, Taiwan and Europe.
     CMP Media's Electronics Group properties include:
     -- Print -- EE Times, Embedded Systems Programming, Electronics Supply &
     -- Online -- EE Times Online, DesignLines,,,,, and SupplyLines
     -- Conferences -- Embedded Systems Conferences, Embedded Connect and
        Design Seminars
     About CMP Media
     CMP Media ( is the leading integrated media solutions company
 providing "broad and deep" access to the entire technology spectrum -- the
 builders, sellers and buyers of technology worldwide. The company's
 comprehensive database of technology decision makers enables marketers to
 reach targeted audiences throughout the purchase process with publications,
 web offerings, face-to-face events, consulting and other marketing services
 that deliver actionable results.
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