Intel Vice President Louis Burns to Deliver Digital Home Keynote at CONNECTIONS™ on May 6

Parks Associates and CEA announced today that Louis Burns, Intel vice president and general manager of the Desktop Platforms Group, will deliver a digital home opening keynote Thursday, May 6, at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase

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


Intel Vice President Louis Burns to Deliver Digital Home Keynote at CONNECTIONS™ on May 6

Burns to Discuss Marketplace Trends Fueling Demand for a Digital Home Experience and the Opportunities and Challenges Confronting the Industry

Dallas, TX April 27, 2004 - Parks Associates and CEA announced today that Louis Burns, Intel vice president and general manager of the Desktop Platforms Group, will deliver a digital home opening keynote Thursday, May 6, at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase.

Burns headlines an agenda featuring top -level executives from all aspects of the value chain for digital home technologies and services. Likewise, the CONNECTIONS™ Showcase features the latest developments and innovations in residential technologies and advanced services.

Burns will address the CONNECTIONS™ audience at 8:15 a.m., in the keynote session titled Delivering on the Digital Home Vision. He will discuss what consumers want and what the industry must do to meet those needs.

"Louis Burns is a leading force behind enabling the digital home to make it a reality for consumers worldwide, and his insight will be invaluable at CONNECTIONS™," said Tricia Parks, president of Parks Associates. "More than 150 million devices will be in multimedia -centric home networks by the end of 2007, due in large part to the efforts of companies such as Intel."

Intel is a Platinum Sponsor of CONNECTIONS™, which will take place May 5 -7, 2004, at the Wyndham Anatole in Dallas, TX.

For more information about CONNECTIONS™, visit www.connectionsconference.com. For information about sponsoring CONNECTIONS™, contact Candi Richardson at candi@parksassociates.com or call 972 -490 -1113.

About CONNECTIONS™
CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest international executive conference for digital home technologies. Hosting over 550 attendees, CONNECTIONS™ provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of the digital home value chain. Industry and consumer perspectives are provided through presentation of Parks Associates and CEA research, keynote speakers, panel speakers, media and organization support, and a show floor displaying the latest technologies. For information on sponsoring, speaking, or attending CONNECTIONS™, please visit www.connectionsconference.com.

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