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Penton Media and PCIA Announce Co-location of Wireless/Portable Engineering Technology Conference and Pavilion at PCS `99.


Penton Media Inc. (NYSE:PME) and the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA) announced that Penton's Wireless/Portable Engineering Technology Conference and Pavilion will be co-located at the Personal Communications Showcase '99 (PCS '99).

Produced by PCIA, PCS `99 will be held Sept. 21-24 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

The wireless/portable event will showcase the best of Penton's annual Wireless Symposium/Portable by Design Conference and Exhibition, held each spring in Silicon Valley for the past seven years. The Wireless/Portable Engineering Technology Conference and Pavilion at PCS `99 will offer the same technological focus as the spring event.

"Our readers and attendees are the technology pioneers who are creating tomorrow's cutting-edge wireless products," said Marc Spector, group publisher of Penton's Wireless Systems Design and Microwaves & RF. "PCS has always been an important show for the entire industry. We will add a new focus on core technologies for a broad range of engineers, designers and developers from electronic OEMs."

Penton Media publishes Electronic Design, Internet World, Embedded Systems Development, Wireless Systems Design, Microwaves and RF, and EE Product News.

"We are excited that Penton will be joining PCS `99," said PCIA President Jay Kitchen. "Our event offers an excellent opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas while experiencing the latest technological innovations. The partnering of these two great shows is a winning situation for everyone."

Scheduled tracks include: cellular and PCS design; wireless Data and LAN design; high power design, modulation techniques, test and measurement; batteries and power management; CPUs and DSPs for portable devices; and advanced packaging. Intensive workshops will be offered on Phase Locked Loops, Digital Modulation, Fundamentals of CDMA, 3G Wideband CDMA, DSP Made Simple, Wireless Made Simple, and RF Fundamentals, and Oscillators for Wireless. A concurrent product showcase will feature core technologies for wireless products, including semiconductors, components, displays, battery technologies and more. For more information on the Wireless/Portable Engineering Technology Conference and Pavilion, call: 888/947-3734, fax: 201/393-6297, or e-mail:

For additional information on PCS '99, visit PCIA's Web site at

PCIA is the international trade association exclusively representing the wireless communications industry. PCIA represents the broadest segments of wireless communications, including PCS, messaging and paging, fixed wireless, including LMDS carriers, communications site owners and managers, equipment manufacturers, private system users, ESMRs and others providing goods and services to the wireless industry.

Penton Media Inc. (NYSE:PME) is a leading business media company that publishes magazines and electronic information products, produces trade shows and conferences, and provides marketing and business development products and services, including direct mail lists, research and custom publishing. Penton serves the electronics, Internet/IT, design/engineering, food/retail/hospitality, government/compliance, leisure, management, manufacturing, mechanical systems/construction and supply chain/aviation markets.
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Date:May 21, 1999
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