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Encyclopedia > Consumer Electronics Show

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. At the show, many previews of products are introduced, or new products are announced. A trade fair (or trade show) is an exhibition organised so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their new products and services. ... For other uses around the city, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the industry organization for the consumer electronics industry in the United States. ...


The show is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center with additional venues used for specific specialties. The CES is now considered one of the major technology-related trade shows, following the cancellation of Comdex. link titleThe Las Vegas Convention Center is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and is located in Clark County, Nevada. ... COMDEX (Computer Dealers Exhibition) was a computer expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada, each November from 1979 to 2003. ...

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History

The first CES was held in June, 1967 in New York City. Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City...


From 1978 to 1994, CES was held twice each year: once in January in Las Vegas known as Winter Consumer Electronics Show (WCES) and once in June in Chicago, Illinois known as Summer Consumer Electronics Show (SCES). Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...


In 1995, the show changed to a once a year format with Las Vegas as the location. In Vegas, the show is one of the largest, the other being CONEXPO-CON/AGG, taking up to 18 days to setup, run and break down.[1] CONEXPO-CON/AGG is a construction trade show held every three years. ...


Show highlights

2005

The 2005 exhibition was from January 6, 2005 to January 9, 2005 in Las Vegas. The event started off with a twist when the main keynote address by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates went wrong as a device that was being demonstrated failed,[2] much to the amusement of the onlookers. The 2006 LinuxWorld trade show at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Microsoft is one of few companies engaging itself in the console wars Where they are up against sony, nintendo, and of course sharps new console which may cause a threat. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ...


Samsung showed off a 102-inch plasma television.[3] Samsung Group is one of the largest South Korean business groupings. ... A plasma display is an emissive flat panel display where light is created by phosphors excited by a plasma discharge between two flat panels of glass. ...

Bill Gates at the CES, January 4, 2006
Bill Gates at the CES, January 4, 2006

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2006

The 2006 International CES took place on January 5, 2006 to January 8, 2006 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Sands Convention Center, the Alexis Park Hotel and the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. HDTV was a central theme in the Bill Gates keynote[4] as well as many of the other manufacturer's speeches. The standards competition between HD DVD and Blu-ray was conspicuous, with some of the first HD movie releases[5] and first HD players being announced at the show. Philips showed a rollable display prototype whose screen can retain an image for several months without electricity. January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Sands Expo and Convention Center, at 1. ... The Las Vegas Hilton is a hotel, casino, and convention center in Las Vegas, Nevada owned by Colony Capital. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... HD-DVD disc HD DVD (for High Density Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical media format which is being developed as one standard for high-definition DVD. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc, which also uses the same CD sized (120 mm diameter) optical data... Blu-ray discs Blu-ray Disc is a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by a group of leading consumer electronics and PC companies called the Blu_ray Disc Association (BDA), which succeeds the Blu_ray Disc Founders (BDF). ... Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world. ... A rollable display is a display device which can be rolled up into a scroll. ...


Attendance was over 150,000 individuals in 1.67 million net square feet of space making it the largest electronics event in the United States.


2007

In a break from recent tradition, the 2007 CES event did not begin on a Thursday, nor span a weekend. It ran from Monday January 8, 2007 to Thursday January 11, 2007. The venues also changed slightly with the high-performance audio and home theater expo moving from the Alexis Park venue to The Venetian. The remaining venues were the same as previous years: the Las Vegas Convention Center was the center of events, with the adjacent Las Vegas Hilton, and the Sands Expo and Convention Center hosting satellite exhibitions. January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The bridge at the Venetian Gondola ride in the Venetian View from second floor casino balcony. ... The Las Vegas Hilton is a hotel, casino, and convention center in Las Vegas, Nevada owned by Colony Capital. ...


The location for the main keynotes was the other major change for 2007. Previously held at the Las Vegas Hilton's Main Theater, they staged for the first time at The Palazzo Ballroom in The Venetian. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, gave his ninth pre-show keynote address on the Sunday evening. The opening keynote was presented by Gary Shapiro (President/CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, which hosts the event), with Ed Zander, Chairman/CEO of Motorola. Other keynote speakers scheduled included Robert Iger from The Walt Disney Company, Michael Dell, founder of Dell Inc., and Leslie Moonves of CBS. Artist rendering of the Palazzo hotel and casino. ... A keynote in literature, music or public speaking is the principal underlying theme of a larger idea — a literary story, an individual musical piece or event. ... The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the industry organization for the consumer electronics industry in the United States. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Motorola (NYSE: MOT) is an American multinational communications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. ... Robert Iger Robert (Bob) A. Iger (born February 10, 1951 in Oceanside, New York) is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Template:Infobox Celebrityu Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965 in Houston, Texas) is the founder of Dell, Inc. ... Dell Inc. ... Leslie Moonves Leslie Moonves (born December 23, 1948 in New York City) is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ...


Finally, Industry Insider presentations moved to the Las Vegas Hilton, with contributions from Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO of Nokia and John Chambers, CEO of Cisco. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (born 1953) is a Nokia executive who is appointed President and Chief executive officer of Nokia Corporation, starting from June 1, 2006. ... Nokia Corporation (OMX: NOK1V, NYSE: NOK, FWB: NOA3) is currently the worlds largest manufacturer of mobile telephones, with a global market share of approximately 36% in Q4 of 2006. ... John Chambers is president and CEO of Cisco Systems. ... Cisco may refer to: Cisco Systems, a computer networking company Cisco IOS, an internet router operating system CISCO Security Private Limited, a security company in Singapore Commercial and Industrial Security Corporation, a statutory board in Singapore Abbreviation for San Francisco, California Cisco (wine) The Cisco Kid, a fictional character created...


In the gaming section for Windows Vista and DirectX 10, there were two games shown: Age of Conan and Crysis. Windows Vista is the latest release of Microsoft Windows, a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... DirectX is a collection of APIs for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming, on Microsoft platforms. ... Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (AoC) is a low fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) in development by Funcom for PC and, possibly, Xbox 360. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Notable product introductions

Products and technologies introduced at CES include:

For the line of Internet appliances, see iPhone (Linksys). ... A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. ... HD DVD, or High-Density DVD is a high-density optical disc format designed for the storage of data and high-definition video. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... DVD (commonly known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Xbox and a Controller S The Xbox is Microsofts game console, released on November 15, 2001. ... Foxtel IQ, a digital video recorder and a digital cable set-top box. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... DVD (commonly known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... The Virtual Boy ) was the first portable game console capable of displaying true 3D graphics. ... CD-i or Compact Disc Interactive is the name of an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by Royal Philips Electronics N.V. CD-i also refers to the multimedia Compact Disc standard utilized by the CD-i console, also known as Green Book, which was co-developed by... NES redirects here. ... The Commodore 64 is the best selling single personal computer model of all time. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sony DV Handycam A camcorder is a portable electronic device for recording video images and audio onto an internal storage device. ... PONG helped bring computerized video games into everyday life PONG is a video game released originally as an arcade coin-op by Atari Inc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The videocassette recorder (or VCR, more commonly known in the British Isles as the video recorder), is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable videotape cassettes containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later. ...

CES in popular culture

  • In the film Tron (1982), ENCOM Senior VP Ed Dillinger sighs derisively to the Master Control Program, "If you've seen one Consumer Electronics Show, you've seen 'em all."

Tron is a 1982 Walt Disney Productions science fiction film starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora Baines (and Yori) and Dan Shor as Ram. ... // January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... The Master Control Program (MCP), voiced by David Warner, is the main villain of the Disney movie Tron. ...

References

  1. ^ "Grandest Gadgets", Las Vegas Review-Journal, Page A1, January 6, 2007.
  2. ^ Iain Thomson. Blue screen of death crashes Gates at CES. VNU. Retrieved on 2007-01-15.
  3. ^ John Spooner. Samsung's big-screen plans for CES. news.com. CNET. Retrieved on 2007-01-15.
  4. ^ Boutin, P, "Live Coverage of Bill Gates CES keynote". Engadget.com. January 4, 2006. Retrieved on January 10, 2007.
  5. ^ Ricker, T, "Film studios set to release Blu-ray and HD DVD titles today". Engadget.com. January 4, 2006. Retrieved on January 10, 2007.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal, also known as The R-J, is published in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

A crowded exhibition hall during CeBIT 2000. ... Computex Taipei (formal name: Taipei International Information Technology Show) is a computer expo held annually at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan. ... The IFA or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (International radio exhibition Berlin) is one of the oldest industrial exhibitions of Germany. ... SIMO TCI is an International Data Processing, Multimedia and Communications Show held every autumn in Madrid, Spain. ...

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Consumer Electronics Show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (312 words)
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association.
From 1978 to 1994, CES was held twice each year: once in January in Las Vegas known as Winter Consumer Electronics Show (WCES) and once in June in Chicago, Illinois known as Summer Consumer Electronics Show (SCES).
The 2006 CES show took place on Thursday January 5 to Sunday January 8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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