The 2013 International CES opened yesterday with more than 3,250 exhibitors in 1.9 million net square feet of exhibit space, breaking both space and exhibitor records that were set in 2012.
"Some 20,000 new products will launch this week at the 2013 International CES and we couldn't be more excited to kick off this record-breaking show," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "CES has an incredible story to tell with every major technology company spanning the globe participating in this year's CES to showcase their innovations."
The show runs through January 11 in Las Vegas.
Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs delivered the preshow keynote address Monday evening, highlighting the company's mobile focus. He was joined onstage by Microsoft President and CEO Steve Ballmer to demo Microsoft Windows devices that include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 10 processor.
Pre-CES media events began Sunday night with CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of CES. Seventy-four exhibiting companies included: 3M Touch Systems, Body Media, Canopy Co., Chevrolet, Fitbug, Goal Zero, HAPI Labs, House of Marley, Hz0, Liquid Image, Matrix Audio, Parrot, Synaptics, and Urban Hello. Trending technologies included ultra-HDTV, hybrid tablets, flexible touch screen display, apps, and mobile solutions.
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