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FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 13, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of
world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets around the
globe, today announced that its upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo
promises to welcome many first-time exhibitors and brand-new products for
Mac enthusiasts, as hundreds of companies line up to exhibit at the event.
Macworld Conference & Expo, the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS
event, will take place July 15-19, 2002 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits
Convention Center.

Macworld Conference & Expo will feature hundreds of companies showcasing
the latest Mac-based hardware, software and Internet solutions to an
audience of eager and highly qualified Mac professionals and enthusiasts.

“Macworld New York is for people who are passionate about their computing
experience,” said Mark Lemmons, Director, Creative Software Group, Creo.
“This makes it the perfect venue to show off the products we’re passionate
about, like Six Degrees for Mac OS X.”

Veteran Macworld exhibitors such as Creo will be joined by many companies
making their first appearance on the Macworld show floor. First-time
exhibitors include Celartem Technology USA, Dynamic Graphics, Oxford
Semiconductor and Techknowsphere.

“We’re looking forward to exhibiting at Macworld for the first time at
Macworld New York 2002,” said Osamu Ikeda, CEO of Celartem Technology USA.
“It gives us a chance to showcase our image resolution enhancement
software, Vector Format for Zooming, to the loyal base of Mac users in the
creative and publishing industries.”

Exhibiting companies also include:

Canon USA
Canto Software
Connectix Corporation
EarthLink, Inc.
Filemaker, Inc.
Harman Multimedia
Iomega Corporation
NewTek, Inc.
SmartDisk Corporation
Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

As the world’s largest event for the Mac platform, Macworld Conference &
Expo offers an important opportunity for Mac enthusiasts – both
professionals and consumers – to experience the latest products and
services for the Mac hands-on, as well as meet the experts behind their
favorite technologies.

“We are very excited about exhibiting at Macworld NY as the show
consistently presents the best opportunity for Mac-centric businesses and
customers to interact with each other,” said Avery Chipka, event manager at

Macworld Conference & Expo will also showcase up-and-coming developers
through its newly expanded Special Interest Pavilions, which showcase hot
technology spaces such as Bluetooth, Linux/Unix porting to Mac, Java and
Internet services. These pavilions provide new exhibiting companies with a
cost-effective, turnkey method to reach their target audiences face-to-face
without requiring a large staff or display.

Macworld’s Conference & Expo show floor will also feature:

=B7 The Digital Art Gallery, highlighting winning masterpieces from the
2002 Digital Art Contest, which draws hundreds of entries from students,
professionals and hobbyists

=B7 The Macintosh Gaming Area, which features top game publishers
revealing the best new titles for Mac OS X, as well as the Hands-on Games
Arcade and the Mac Gaming Theater

=B7 MacTech Central, the headquarters for technical products relating
to programming and development, Web development, network administrator
tools and services, and other related products

=B7 MacBeginnings, free educational classes open to all Macworld
attendees to help them get the most out of the Mac

=B7 The official Macworld Conference & Expo store, presented by
DevDepot, is a one-stop shopping location for Mac-related merchandise at
special show rates

For a complete list of exhibiting companies or to register for the event,

About Macworld Conference & Expo
Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld
Conference & Expo is the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS event.
Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for
professionals involved in media and creative content development for
corporate and home applications, as well as consumers using the Mac at
home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS
audiences in creative services, education, application development,
entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments.
Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and consumers alike the
opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these
markets offer. For more information, please visit the Web site at