International Engineering Consortium Launches Euro DesignCon 2004

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2004--

New European Event Exclusively Serves Design Engineers; Modeled After Leading Electronic Engineering Event in the U.S.

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) announced that it is launching a European version of its highly successful DesignCon conference and exhibition. Called Euro DesignCon 2004, this new event will leverage the unique and time-tested DesignCon educational program and technology exhibition to offer practical design solutions to engineers in Europe.

"Since its inception, DesignCon has consistently delivered a highly focused educational conference for electronic design engineers," explained John Janowiak, Senior Director of the IEC. "Through the years, DesignCon has evolved and now includes two separate events on the West and East coasts of the US, so it was a natural progression to bring this program to Europe," concluded Janowiak.

Infineon Technologies will serve as Host Sponsor of Euro DesignCon and Dr. Andreas von Zitzewitz, Member of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer, Infineon Technologies will preside as Euro DesignCon Chair.

"I am honored to be the Chair of the first Euro DesignCon," said Dr. Andreas von Zitzewitz. "Design engineers face new challenges every day and Euro DesignCon will give them the opportunity to learn the latest techniques and practical applications of theoretical knowledge," explained Dr. von Zitzewitz.

Developed specifically for semiconductor and electronic design engineers, Euro DesignCon presentations will address current issues that are most significant to the European design community through a comprehensive educational program of keynote and plenary panels, technical papers, and tutorials. A highlight of the event will be the hands-on exhibition featuring more than 30 industry-leading companies.

Euro DesignCon 2004 will take place 11-14, October 2004 at the ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel in Munich, Germany. More information about Euro DesignCon can be found at www.designcon.com/euro.

About DesignCon Events (http://www.designcon.com) DesignCon, DesignCon East, and Euro DesignCon conference programs provide education and updates on the latest technology advances affecting design engineers working at the chip, board, and system levels. The DesignCon technology exhibition delivers practical approaches, techniques, and procedures directly on the show floor, where leading-edge displays from key organizations offer proven solutions for immediate application.

About the IEC (http://www.iec.org) The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students. In conjunction with industry-leading companies, the IEC has developed an extensive free on-line educational program. The IEC conducts industry-university programs that have substantial impact on curricula. It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences, and technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges of the information age. More than 70 leading high-technology universities are IEC affiliates, and the IEC handles the affairs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association.

About Infineon (http://www.infineon.com) Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for the automotive and industrial sectors, for applications in the wired communications markets, secure mobile solutions as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In fiscal year 2003 (ending in September), the company achieved sales of Euro 6.15 billion with about 32,300 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX).

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