Upcoming Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco Opens a Window to Future Of Electronics Industry Comprehensive Educational Program Includes 95 New Classes Covering Hottest

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    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Media (Nasdaq:   UNEWY) today
 announced the conference program for the Embedded Systems Conference
 San Francisco, providing a view of future developments in the key growth
 markets for the electronics industry. The Embedded Systems Conference's new
 larger venue in San Francisco features the industry's largest and most
 comprehensive educational program, with numerous classes covering hot topics
 such as design of wireless devices, development of distributed systems, and
 open-source design tools and operating systems.
     The twelfth annual Embedded Systems Conference, running from April 9-13 at
 San Francisco's Moscone Center, provides a total of 171 classes, and
 15-full day tutorials, including 95 entirely new sessions. The new sessions
 highlight some of the fastest growing areas of embedded design, including a
 focus on Internet Appliance Design, developing with programmable logic,
 system-on-chip, and hardware design.
     "What embedded engineers and designers are learning today has a direct
 impact on the direction of the market for embedded devices," said
 Lindsey Vereen, conference director and editorial director of EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
 PROGRAMMING magazine. "This year's conference program provides a broad
 spectrum of classes on wireless connectivity, in response to the growing
 demand for wireless devices. The program also addresses increasing concern
 about embedded device security with five new classes on security issues," he
     The conference opens on Monday, April 9 with a program of full day
 tutorials on a variety of topics  including:
     -- Embedded and Real-Time CORBA
     -- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Java, but Were Afraid to Ask
     -- Embedded Linux Essentials
     -- Graphics for Embedded Systems
     The educational program continues Tuesday through Friday with dozens of
 90-minute classes. The breadth of topics covered in the four days of classes
 is illustrated in this summary of event titles:
     -- Security Aspects of Wireless Devices
     -- Integrating e-Appliances into Business Enterprise Systems
     -- Component-Based Engineering of Distributed Embedded Systems
     -- The Distributed Real-Time Specification for Java
     -- Working with WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)
     -- Solving the Challenges of Embedding Linux
     -- A High-Speed SoC (System-on-Chip) Software Architecture
     In addition to the extensive coverage of the newest technologies, ESC
 continues to provide a solid program on the fundamentals for the beginning
 embedded designer. Introductory level classes include topics such as
 programming with C++, debugging and co-verification, how to write device
 drivers, and memory management.
     The comprehensive conference program is just part of the excitement at
 ESC-San Francisco. The new Moscone Center location enables an expansion of the
 world's largest exhibition of products and services for embedded systems.
 Numerous special events, including guest speakers, panel discussions and
 opportunities for attendees to socialize and network with other embedded
 professionals will be announced during the next couple of months.
     For more information on the Embedded Systems Conference or a complete
 conference catalog, log on to http://www.embedded.com/esc . Conference
 catalogs can also be obtained by calling 888-239-5563 or by e-mailing
     The Embedded Systems Conference is produced by CMP Media Inc. and is
 TIMES. Other conferences produced by CMP's Electronics trade show group
 include Embedded Systems Conference -- Chicago, Embedded Systems Conference
 -- Boston, Embedded Systems Conference -- Europe, Embedded Executive Summit,
 and the Communications Design Conference.
     About CMP Media Inc.
     CMP Media Inc. (www.cmp.com) is one of the world's leading high-tech media
 companies 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 marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet
 their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers,
 magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education
 and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing, and
 consulting. Online editions of the company's print publications, along with
 products and services created exclusively for the Internet, can be found on
 CMPnet at http://www.CMPnet.com .
     Exhibitor:  Thayer Goodenow
     Contact:    CMP Media, Inc.
     Phone:      415-278-5221
     Email:      tgoodenow@cmp.com
     Attendee Contact:  CMP Media, Inc.
     Toll free:         888-239-5563
     E-mail:            esc@cmp.com
     Registration:  FS Communications
     CONTACT:  Wendy Lewis or Miranda Brady, miranda@fscomm.com, both of
 FS Communications, 650-691-1488, for CMP Media.


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