Parks Associates' Fall Focus, supported by over 20 sponsors, hosted Nov 5 & 6 in San Jose

Parks Associates has announced support from more than 20 sponsors for its upcoming Fall Focus: The Home Multimedia Experience Seminar, to take place November 5-6, 2003, at the Hyatt San Jose.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Elizabeth Parks
Parks Associates
972 -490 -1113
Email: sales@parksassociates.com


Parks Associates' Fall Focus: The Home Multimedia Experience, hosted Nov 5 & 6 in San Jose, supported by over 20 Sponsors

October 28, 2003 Dallas, TX - Parks Associates has announced support from more than 20 sponsors for its upcoming Fall Focus: The Home Multimedia Experience Seminar, to take place November 5 -6, 2003, at the Hyatt San Jose.

The Home Multimedia Experience sponsors include manufacturers, standards organizations, and leading providers of software and silicon solutions, all dedicated to advancing digital entertainment and multimedia networks in the home. Parks Associates forecasts that annual sales of connected multimedia products - including specialized consumer electronics platforms and PC -centric adapters and receivers - will more than triple between 2003 and 2008.

"Our attendees will see a variety of new and innovative solutions designed to make the connected home a reality," said Tricia Parks, president of Parks Associates. "The Fall Focus sponsors will provide real -world context, complementing the interactive discussions from our keynote speakers and panelists, where attendees can see the most advanced products both in development and currently available."

The full list of sponsors includes:


Title Sponsors
Intel Corporation
Philips Electronics

Associate Sponsors
1394 Trade Association
Acmet Embedded Technologies
AMX Corporation
Digital 5 Inc.
The Home Phoneline Networking Alliance
Internet Home Alliance
LSI Logic Corporation
Magis Networks, Inc.
Roku
ViXS Systems Inc.
Wisair

Breakfast Sponsor
Oregan Networks Ltd
Lunch Sponsor
Personica Intelligence

Supporting Organizations
CABA
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
OSGi Alliance
TeleChoice
The Wi -Fi Technology Forum (WFTF)

Supporting Media
AutomatedBuildings.com
Broadband Wireless Business
HiddenWires
Home Toys
Security Systems News
Smart TV and Sound
TECH Edge


The Home Multimedia Experience provides an interactive forum for executives to hear from more than 20 industry leaders and learn the latest developments, trends, visions and realities of home multimedia applications. Interactive sessions, led by Parks Associates' leading analysts, will provide insightful and interactive discussions, the opportunity for cross -industry networking, and the latest insight and analysis into the opportunities and challenges for multimedia connectivity in the home.

For more information on attending or sponsoring Fall Focus, please contact Candi Richardson at candi@parksassociates.com, visit www.fallfocus.com, or call 972 -490 -1113.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is a market research and consulting firm focused on all product and service segments that are "digital" or provide connectivity within the home. The company's expertise includes home networks, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, broadband and Internet services, and home systems.

Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start -ups through market reports, multiclient studies, consumer research, workshops, and custom -tailored client solutions. Parks Associates also hosts two executive seminars, both part of the Fall Focus series, and co -hosts CONNECTIONS™ (in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association) each year. www.parksassociates.com.

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