Texas Instruments' Executive Addresses the Ultimate Digital Lifestyle at CONNECTIONS

Greg Jones, general manager of Worldwide Strategic Marketing for the DSP Systems division at Texas Instruments (TI) will provide the opening keynote "The Digital Lifestyle: Under Construction" on May 2, 2007, at CONNECTIONS.

Parks Associates and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced Greg Jones, general manager of Worldwide Strategic Marketing for the DSP Systems division at Texas Instruments (TI) will provide the opening keynote "The Digital Lifestyle: Under Construction" on May 2, 2007, at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase.


CONNECTIONS™ will be held May 1 -3, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. Now in its eleventh year, CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the CEA, is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to examining the markets, technologies, and consumer trends for residential and mobile environments.

Jones will deliver his keynote at 8:45 AM to start Day Two of the conference. He will discuss the technologies that enable the new digital lifestyle, and how service providers, technology developers and manufacturers can work together to realize this vision of extended connectivity that gives consumers access to all of their content from any location and at any time.

Parks Associates projects sales and shipments of consumer media server platforms will reach 20 million units annually by the end of 2010. "The digital lifestyle will offer new entertainment, communications, and productivity features to consumers and help businesses build increased value," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst at Parks Associates. "We are excited to hear more from Texas Instruments regarding the technology advances helping to deliver greater connectivity to consumers."

TI is a world leader in digital signal processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet age.

For more information on CONNECTIONS, visit www.connectionsconference.com, contact sales@parksassociates.com, or call 972 -490 -1113.

For information about sponsoring CONNECTIONS™, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972 -490 -1113.

About CONNECTIONS™
Now in its eleventh year, CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments.

This executive conference features 80+ sponsors and 90+ speakers supporting the industry through their participation. With 800+ attendees, the conference will focus on the following market areas: Digital Entertainment, Business Challenges for Digital Home Technologies and Services, Mobile Platforms and Services, Broadband & IP Services, Home Management and Digital Health, and Home Networking and Infrastructure.

CONNECTIONS™ provides industry and consumer perspectives through Parks Associates and CEA research, keynote speakers, panel speakers, media and organization support, and a sponsor showcase displaying the latest technologies.

For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending, please visit www.connectionsconference.com.

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, executive conferences, and custom -tailored client solutions. Parks Associates is also a reliable resource for industry, local, national and international press, providing data, analysis, and insight on all aspects of the "digital living" markets.

Parks Associates hosts several fall events and co -hosts CONNECTIONS™ and CONNECTIONS™ Europe (in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association) each year. In addition, Parks Associates produces the publication Industry Insights two times per year in conjunction with the CONNECTIONS™ Conference series.

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