More than 400 International Technology Companies to Exhibit at the 2004 International CES

In all, more than 2,300 exhibitors from around the world will display the best in consumer technologies to more than 110,000 buyers, installers, financial analysts, developers, engineers, CEOs, media and all related industry professionals.

Arlington, Va., December 16, 2003 - More than 400 internationally -based technology companies will showcase the latest in consumer electronics technology at the 2004 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, January 8 -11 in Las Vegas, Nev. These exhibitors represent more than 30 different technology sectors, including digital imaging, electronic gaming, wireless communications, high -end audio, accessories, home networking, broadband, mobile electronics, embedded technologies and the Internet.

In all, more than 2,300 exhibitors from around the world will display the best in consumer technologies to more than 110,000 buyers, installers, financial analysts, developers, engineers, CEOs, media and all related industry professionals.

"CES is the best way for us to build our brand, extend our service network and attract countless of potential buyers all over the world by presenting our innovative products in the most powerful and representative technology tradeshow in the world, said Vincent Cheng from Hong Kong -based Sun -Tech Business Systems. "Being a first -time exhibitor, we look forward to showcasing our Pro -One AV Controller and launching our new product XPRESS Audience Response System at the show."

"CES is one of the most important events in our industry as we found from our participation last January, said Nicolet Ruzius, brand manager at Hong Kong -based MiCO. "Since then we have introduced a number of exciting new products that are provide particularly successful and are looking forward to showcasing them on such a grand stage. Strategically, the 2004 CES will be a great opportunity for us to get a complete perspective of the latest trends in the US, which in turn will inform our drive to penetrate this important market."

"CES is the biggest and best consumer technology tradeshow in the business, and we are excited to be showcasing our new products this year," said George Hriscu, product manager for XPower portable power products. "Canada -based Xantrex Technology Inc. is making portable power easy and affordable with the introduction of its XPower Powerpack 150 and Micro Inverter 175. Designed for use at home or on the road, these products deliver portable AC power anytime, anywhere. These products will be a hit at CES and with consumers because they are very easy to use and offer outstanding value."

CES remains the place to see, learn and hear from the top names in consumer technology, and the 2004 International CES will not disappoint. Featured speakers represent some of the top CE companies worldwide and include:

Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect, Microsoft Corp.
Wednesday, January 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Fumio Ohtsubo, president, Panasonic AVC Networks Co., senior managing director, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Thursday, January 8, at 8:30 a.m.
Carly Fiorina, chairman and CEO, Hewlett -Packard
Thursday, January 8, at 4:30 p.m.
Gary Forsee, chairman and CEO, Sprint Corp.
Friday, January 9, at 9:00 a.m.
Paul Otellini, president and COO, Intel Corp.
Thursday, January 8, at 10:30 a.m.
Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell Inc.
Thursday, January 8, at 12:30 p.m.
Ivan Seidenberg, CEO, Verizon Communications
Thursday, January 8, at 2:30 p.m.
Rob Glaser, founder, chairman and CEO, RealNetworks
Friday, January 9, at 10:30 a.m.

More than 100 conference sessions and 300 expert speakers will educate attendees on the latest developments in digital imaging, gaming, wireless technology, home entertainment, business networking and emerging technologies. CES also offers several hands -on, certified training courses in areas such as home installation, mobile electronics, satellite TV and home networking.

More than 20 technology TechZones will showcase the latest technology shaping the CE industry such as home entertainment, Bluetooth, broadband, digital imaging, portable power, content storage and telematics. A complete listing of 2004 CES TechZones is located at

Note to Journalists: Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 6th to take advantage of all the CES press activities, conferences and events on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 6 -7.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 1,200 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $90 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.
CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow's Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

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