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2008 International Ces Reigns As Global Stage For New Technology Innovation


The International CES is once again the world’s biggest platform for new technology and devices from the biggest innovators. For 41 years, the International CES® has been the must-attend event for new technology: almost every major consumer electronics advance has been launched at CES, including the VCR, CD player, DVD player, HDTV, satellite radio, Xbox, HDTV DVR and IPTV. Many of the more then 20,000 products launched at last week’s 2008 International CES, the world’s largest technology tradeshow, will soon be on store shelves and in consumers’ living rooms.

“No event on earth launches more new technology and devices than the International CES. This year was bigger than ever, with the latest innovations, from new next- generation digital televisions, including OLEDs, 150-inch plasmas and laser TVs, to wireless HD, the coolest new multimedia phones and ultra mobile PCs, all on display,” said Gary Shapiro, the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, the producer of the International CES. “Across our 2700 exhibitors and 30 product categories, CES was the place to see it all last week and to preview what amazing products are coming to store shelves in 2008. More than ever before, the show highlights came from an extremely wide array of CES exhibitors.”

Tens of thousands of stories capturing this year’s product debuts were written by the more than 4,500 print, online, and broadcast journalists who attended the International CES. Here is just a sampling of the new technology and devices unveiled this year that captured the attention of the world:

1. The Eye-Fi SD card that wirelessly sends photos to a PC or any of the online photo sites,
2. GM’s Cadillac Provoq, which uses GM’s fifth-generation fuel cell with a lithium-ion battery to produce an electrically driven vehicle that uses no petroleum and has no emission other than water.
3. Toshiba TDP-EW25U (wireless DLP projector),
4. Philips’ Eco TV, which won CNET’s top Best of Show award for its ecofriendly features,
5. Motorola’s Moto Rokr E8 phone, which shifts from music player to phone to imaging device at the touch of a button.
6. Sony’s 11 inch Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) HDTV,
7. Panasonic’s record setting 150 inch plasma HDTV,
8. Mitsubishi’s Laser TV,
9. iRiver’s GSM phone,
10. Intel and Monsoon Multimedia’s Wireless HD technology,
11. Bug Labs’ open source modular gadgets,
12. Comcast’s AnyPlay portable DVR,
13. Sony’s Rolly speakerbot,
14. Intel’s 2-way Wi-Max technology,
15. Samsung and Motorola’s next generation portable TVs,
16. iRobot iLooj (robot to safely clean your gutters),
17. WowWee’s Rovio, a Wi-Fi-enabled home-surveillance robot equipped with a video camera,
18. Casio’s EXILIM Pro EX-FI, a new camera offering the world’s fastest burst shooting performance at 60 frames per second
19. NEC and Alienware’s curved gaming DLP gaming displays and
20. LG’s MPH handheld personal DTVs.

In addition, the International CES Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering award honorees were showcased onsite at the 2008 International CES. A list of honorees can be found at this link: wards/innovations/default.asp.

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The 2009 International CES will be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 8-11.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $161 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion 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


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