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NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. is pleased to host its sixth annual Technology Conference, May 18-20 in New York City. This year's conference will feature presentations from more than 170 of the most highly regarded and influential public and private company management teams within the following sectors:

     -- Analog/Mixed Signal Semiconductors, Consumer Integrated Circuits (ICs)
     -- Data Networking & Wireline Telecom
     -- Enterprise Hardware, Storage and Disk Drives
     -- Internet Media & Marketing
     -- Learning Services
     -- Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) & Homeland Security Technologies
     -- Security and Design
     -- Semiconductor Capital Equipment
     -- Personal Computer (PC) and Communications Semiconductors
     -- Software Applications
     -- Software Infrastructure
     -- Technology and Business Services
     -- Wireless Communications Equipment

The conference will also feature two keynote speeches and two special interest panels. On May 18, National Semiconductor Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Halla will address conference attendees at noon EDT and Adobe Systems Incorporated CEO and President Bruce Chizen will provide remarks at noon EDT on May 19.

In addition, Piper Jaffray Senior Learning Services Analyst Mark Marostica will host the following panels on May 18:

    -- Higher Education Legislative Update: Navigating Through the Regulatory
       The panelists will discuss the current reauthorization of the higher
       education act, including how it impacts postsecondary education
       -- John R. Przypyszny, partner and head of the Education Law Practice
          Group of the Drinker Biddle & Reath's Business and Finance
       -- Jennifer L. Blum, associate in Drinker Biddle & Reath's Government
          Affairs Group
    -- Higher Education Enrollment Marketing: Spotlight on Student Recruiting
       The distinguished panel of leaders in the field of higher education
       will discuss exciting topics in student recruiting and enrollment
       marketing trends.
       Panelists include:
       -- David Moore, chairman & CEO, Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
       -- Omer Waddles, president & chief operating officer, ITT Educational
       -- Arthur Benjamin, chairman & CEO, eCollege, Enrollment/Datamark

Company and investor participation for the Piper Jaffray Technology Conference is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative. Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Dana Wade at 415 277- 1556 or .

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray & Co., a subsidiary of Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), is a focused securities firm dedicated to delivering superior financial advice, investment products and transaction execution within selected sectors of the financial services marketplace. The company operates through two primary revenue-generating segments - Capital Markets and Private Client Services. Investment Research, an independent group reporting to the CEO, supports clients of both segments. The firm serves corporations, government and non-profit entities, and institutional investors on a national basis and serves the financial advisory needs of private individuals predominantly across the western half of the United States. The firm has more than 3,000 employees in 111 offices in 23 states across the country and in London, England. For more information about Piper Jaffray, visit us online at .

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