More Than 3,300 Gather for CMP Technology's 15th Annual Embedded Systems Conference Boston

Fall's Largest Gathering of System Architects and Design Engineers Sees

Double Digit Growth in Attendance; Creators of Technology Gather for Real

Time Networking, Training, and Innovations

Solutions for Social Networking Applications Take Center Stage this Year

Oct 04, 2006, 01:00 ET from CMP Technology

    BOSTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3,300 electronics technology
 industry professionals attended CMP Technology's 15th annual Embedded
 Systems Conference Boston (, which ran September
 25-28 at the Hynes Convention Center. With its unmatched opportunities for
 training, innovation and networking, this year's conference was the
 season's largest gathering for system architects and design engineers, with
 preliminary data indicating a 20 percent increase in conference and
 exhibits attendance, year over year.
     The country's top embedded engineers descended on the Hynes Convention
 Center for the season's best training, the opportunity to network with
 peers, press, analysts and VCs, and compare products from more than 140
 leading exhibitors. Industry leaders like AMD, Intel, Microsoft, Texas
 Instruments, Green Hills Software, NXP Semiconductor, IBM, Mentor Graphics
 and Sun Microsystems showcased their latest breakthrough technologies,
 while attendees enjoyed a comprehensive technical program of 92 classes and
 tutorials covering topics across the technology map.
     "The show floor was full of excitement this year as new innovations and
 products made their debut at ESC Boston," says Richard Nass,
 editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Design and editorial director for the
 Embedded Systems Conferences and "Texas Instruments announced
 its latest C55 DSP as well as a hands-free car kit reference design; Enea
 announced an Eclipse- based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for
 its OSE RTOS; and Avnet is creating a buzz with its online design center.
 And that's just the tip of the iceberg."
     "Social networking" drove a large part of the dialogue and product
 innovations unveiled this year. As today's young engineers have
 incorporated the movement into their personal and professional lives, many
 questions were raised, such as: "What hardware will best support
 peer-to-peer content sharing? What's the best way to manage the large and
 disparate data files coming into small-footprint mobile devices? And how
 can developers keep the mushrooming lines of software code needed to drive
 it all both error free and secure?"
     "One particularly exciting new product demonstrated at ESC Boston was
 Thread-Metric by ExpressLogic, designed to manage thread-intensive social
 networking applications. It's also a tool that enables developers to
 evaluate different operating systems using an open-source benchmark," added
 Nass. "This tool can be a huge help to engineers when making a critical
 design decision."
     To enhance the attendee experience, CMP Technology introduced brand new
 programs for 2006, including the Disruption Zone which featured
 groundbreaking innovations from leading start-ups, those taking the next
 big leap forward in revolutionizing the industry. Attendees also attended
 "Live Teardowns" of popular electronics, like a Sony DVDirect(TM) MC1 Multi
 Function DVD Recorder and a Roomba vacuum, while the "Get to the Point
 Panel" brought the Linux technology debate right to the exhibits floor.
     About the CMP Technology Electronics Group
     The CMP Technology Electronics Group is the premier technology and
 business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of
 technology worldwide. Offering a full suite of products and services to
 reach electronics technology professionals throughout the world, the CMP
 Technology Electronics Group delivers the most targeted audience and
 actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology
 community. Each month, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers more
 than 1 million copies of its print publications, including EE Times, to
 subscribers in more than 23 countries and online visitors from 100
 countries view more than 8 million pages on its Web sites in seven
 languages including EE Times Online and TechOnLine. More than 40,000
 decision makers attend its Embedded Systems Conferences each year in
 Boston, Silicon Valley, China and Taiwan.
     About CMP Technology ( )
     CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology
 industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information
 brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than
 any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of
 access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and
 buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is
 a subsidiary of United Business Media (
 ), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information
 services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.
     Contact:  Julia Konstantinovsky
               Atomic Public Relations for CMP Technology
               (415) 402-0230

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