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Webcasts Now Available Webcasts Now Available From Two Exclusive Events That Look Behind the Scenes of Multimedia During CES

Dr. Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research Heads Up Expert Panel Discussion

TIBURON, CA—January 15, 2002 –A webcast exploring the revolution and ubiquity of multimedia featuring a distinguished panel and headlined by leading industry analyst, Dr. Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research, is now available at http://www.patmeier.com/pieros/CESpeddie.htm. The panel event took place during a press breakfast produced by Pat Meier Associates Public Relations, "What's Behind Multimedia," during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at Piero's Restaurant on Wednesday, January 9, 2002. The event was followed by a press and sponsor event, Lunch@Piero's where manufacturers and media mingled to discuss their products and the forthcoming growth of the consumer electronics market. Interviews with Lunch@Piero's sponsors may be seen at http://wwwpatmeier.com/pieros/ces02-sponsors.htm.

"The reality of true convergence and universal availability of multimedia on any device is still some time off," said Dr. Peddie. "While system-on-chip technology has enabled creation of affordable multimedia devices with unprecedented speed, there are still challenges restricting real success of multimedia in the consumer market including lack of standardization, complex user interfaces and general confusion between manufacturers expectations and consumer needs in the market. In the webcast, our panel members offer their opinions about the future of merging divergent multimedia technologies while also providing security and protection of multimedia content providers."

The webcast features a video recap of the panel event from Dr. Peddie and audio of panel members, Neil Trevett, Sr. Vice President of 3DLabs; Dr. Neale Foster, Director of Marketing of Espial; Raul Diaz, Vice President of Marketing of InterVideo; Kevin Meyer, Vice President of Marketing for MIPS; Vince Izzo, Director Adv. Home Service over Broadband for Motorola; Randy Roscoe, Vice President of Marketing for Spatializer Audio Laboratories; and Dr. Philippe Geyres, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of STMicroelectronics.

Video webcasts of Lunch@Piero's sponsoring companies include Cidco, InterVideo, Motorola Broadband, Pinnacle Systems, Sigmatel, Transmeta, and VIA Technologies.

"What's Behind Multimedia" is hosted by Tiburon, California-based Jon Peddie Research, http://jonpeddie.com, and produced by Mill Valley, California-based Pat Meier Associates PR, which also produces Lunch@ Media Events. For the past 16 years, Pat Meier Associates has brought together thought leaders, press, analysts and sponsoring companies for a convenient working lunch just steps from the Las Vegas Convention Center during Comdex/Fall and also offers similar venue during CES, Networld/Interop, NAB and other trade shows. For information about "What's Behind Multimedia," call Jon Peddie Research at 415.435.9368. For details about Lunch@Events see http://www.patmeier.com.

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