Eureka! Park TechZone to Feature Innovative Entrepreneurs and Start -ups at the 2012 International CES

Twenty-eight Companies Join Eureka! Park in First Week of Launch

Arlington, Va., June 27, 2011 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the official launch of the Eureka! Park TechZone, a dedicated area at the 2012 International CES® showcasing innovative start -ups and entrepreneurs. Twenty -eight companies already have signed up to exhibit in the Eureka! Park TechZone, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and CNET. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES®, the world's largest tradeshow for consumer technology, is scheduled January 10 -13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Innovation and entrepreneurship drive our economy forward and the Eureka! Park TechZone - which had an amazing launch - proves that CES is the global platform for growing companies to unveil their game -changing technologies to the marketplace," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "While leaders strive for policies that will create jobs, the companies within Eureka! Park are creating products and services that will bring economic prosperity. We are excited to welcome these companies to CES and look forward to witnessing their cutting -edge innovations."
The Eureka! Park TechZone is designed to benefit budding entrepreneurs, fledgling start -ups, home grown innovation and small companies looking to gain footing in the consumer electronics industry. Located at The Venetian, which will also feature CES keynotes and the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase, Eureka! Park will be a hot spot for venture capitalists, investors, media and industry professionals looking for the next big thing in technology.
The 2012 CES will feature 20 market -specific TechZones covering product categories such as broadband services, safe driving and sustainable technologies. Companies interested in exhibiting in the Eureka! Park TechZone should contact Kristen Stake at kstake@CE.org or 703 -907 -7648.
Registration for the 2012 International CES opens July 5. For more information on the 2012 International CES, visit CESweb.org.
About CEA
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 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 owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org and www.Innovation -Movement.com.

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