Webcasts 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

Robert Dow

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
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

“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

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,, 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