The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $165 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.

SUCCESSFUL 2010 CES SETS OPTIMISTIC TONE FOR INDUSTRY

Consumer Electronics Association

SUCCESSFUL 2010 CES SETS OPTIMISTIC TONE FOR INDUSTRY

Author: Consumer Electronics Association News Release

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $165 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.

The 2010 International CES®, which concluded January 10 in Las Vegas, featured the world’s most innovative new technologies, from android products and apps to tablets, eReaders, netbooks and smartphones. As a result of the resounding success from the 2010 CES, exhibit space sales for the 2011 CES are already tracking ahead of 2010, with the 2011 International CES scheduled January 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The 2010 International CES featured a record number of innovative products and raised the bar for the next generation of consumer technology,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Due to the phenomenal success of the 2010 CES, we are seeing more companies sign up for the 2011 CES each day. We’re already exploring new TechZones and special exhibit areas for 2011, so that we can showcase the entire technology ecosystem. With more than 120,000 attendees, including 5,000 media, analysts and bloggers, CES is simply largest global platform for consumer technology product launches.”

“The quality of attendees at the 2010 CES was excellent; Sharp, like most exhibitors, is far more interested in seeing the "right" people during the show, not in how many people come to see us,” said Judah Zeigler, associate vice president, retail and consumer marketing group, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “Not only was our display extremely busy, but the people who came were genuinely interested in purchasing our products; in other words, they were true members of the trade. CES was truly the perfect springboard to what we are hopeful will be a strong 2010.”

“There is no doubt, this year’s CES was one of the best ever for D-Link,” said Daniel Kelley, senior director of marketing for the computer networking leader. “Our wide array of new solutions for the digital home – media players, home monitoring, energy efficiency products and Wi-Fi connectivity – not only drew huge crowds to our booth, but earned enormous media coverage and a ton of awards.”

More than 20,000 new products were announced at the 2010 CES, including the products listed below, which generated tremendous buzz throughout the industry. Several companies listed had such success at the 2010 CES, they have already made plans to expand their exhibit space for the 2011 International CES.

New products announced at the 2010 CES include:

Asus Eee PC Touch Series tablet
Boxee Box by D-Link
Dell’s Streak tablet
enTourage eDGe
Ford myFord Touch interface
Freescale Semiconductor Smartbook tablet
Innovative Converged Device (ICD) Vega and Ultra Android Tablets
Intel Reader
Kodak Pulse Digital Frame
Lenovo Hybrid IdeaPad U1
LG 15” OLED TV
Motorola Backflip Android-powered smartphone
Notion Ink’s Adam with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 and Pixel Qi
Panasonic 152" 3D TV
Parrot AR.Drone
Pocket Radar
Samsung world's first transparent touch active matrix (AM) OLED display MP3 player
Saygus VPhone
Sharp’s QuadPixel technology
Skype on Panasonic and LG flat panel TVs
Sony’s Dash
Sony’s partnership with Discovery and IMAX for 3D network
Sprint’s 4G Network
Syabas Popbox
Tivit Mobile ATSC DTV adapter
Toshiba CELL TV with gesture technology
ZOMM mobile phone leash
Tablets were among the major trends on the 2010 CES show floor with noteworthy tablet product announcements from Asus, Dell, enTourage, Freescale Semiconductor, HP, ICD, Lenovo, Notion Ink and Sony.

News on product launches from the 2010 International CES can be found in the Exhibitor News section of www.CESweb.org as well as in the Media Coverage section of the website.

The 2011 International CES will be held in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9, 2011 and registration will begin this summer.

 


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