DEMO 2002 to Launch 66 Big Ideas

SAN MATEO, CA – JANUARY 16, 2002 – Sixty-six new products and services will launch at DEMO 2002, the technology industry's exclusive hands-on event, where attendees experience products, talk to developers, explore new trends, and connect with technology's elite. The sixty-six new technologies debuting at DEMO 2002 range from a PDA device and online music innovation to a wireless platform and extra features for Microsoft(R)'s new Tablet PC. In addition to the new technologies, DEMO 2002 will offer sneak previews of concepts still in R&D and spirited panel discussions with industry leaders.

 

"We continue to be impressed by the outstanding companies and technologies vying to participate in DEMO, even in this difficult business environment," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO Conferences. "The caliber of this year's selections is first rate and demonstrates that the technology industry is ready to get back to work with products and services that meet real business challenges."

Highlights of the upcoming DEMO 2002 conference will include:

The computer display that will fundamentally and forever change the way information is delivered and used

A completely new idea in handhelds that combines secure wireless email and built-in expandability with classic organizer features

Broadband wireless capable of delivering 40 times more data than 3G

The next generation of online music clubs, delivering on-demand, quality digital music

Intriguing sensor technology at the heart of the coolest new children's toy

Online gaming technology that resets the bar for interactive entertainment by integrating real-world, 3D physics into virtual reality

The first real advance in battery technology since the mid 1990s

Affordable, easy-to-deploy audioconferencing and teleconferencing solutions that work beautifully

A silver-bullet fix for PCs

Technology that will finally bring true high-speed Internet to every home

"We will see 66 companies at DEMO 2002, all providing technology products and services that redefine or create new market segments. DEMO has served as the launch pad for innovative new products for over a decade and the 2002 conference will not disappoint attendees," said Shipley.

DEMO producers Chris Shipley and Jim Forbes screen the most promising new companies to select the few that will bring transforming products to market in the coming year. Since DEMO began in 1991, the conference producers have identified the major technology trends including Web portals, PDAs, m-commerce, online auctions and speech-recognition software. The DEMO conference has served as the launch pad for companies such as Palm, E*TRADE, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to impact an influential audience of venture capitalists, business development executives and national news media.

DEMO 2002, the 12th annual emerging technology conference, will take place February 10-12, 2002 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

Press attendance for DEMO 2002 is by-invitation-only and is non-transferable. If you are interested in attending, contact Becky Sniffen or Carla Thompson. Space for media at DEMO is limited, so make sure to express your interest early.

DEMO 2002 Sponsors

Sponsors of DEMO 2002 are Sprint PCS, Switzer Communications, Think Dynamics, PR Newswire, vcapital, and FWE (Forum for Women Engineers).

About the DEMO Conferences

The annual DEMO and DEMOmobile conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected by executive producers Chris Shipley and Jim Forbes from across the spectrum of the personal technology marketplace. Top executives from the leading hardware and software technology companies, venture capitalists, journalists from key industry publications and industry analysts attend the DEMO and DEMOmobile conferences to preview the most promising products and technologies for the coming year. DEMO is held in February each year and features approximately 60 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit http://www.idgef.com/ . DEMOmobile is held each fall and features approximately 35 new mobile technologies. For more information, visit http://www.idgef.com/demomobile/index.html .

The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter(TM) monthly and DEMOletter Weekly Edition(TM) newsletters. Designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business

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