Arlington, Va. – The 2012 International CES will have an
expanded lineup of wireless exhibits, according to the show’s producer the
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
CES will feature two TechZones: Access on the Go and the new
MEMS TechZone, to highlight the paradigm of the new connected consumer through
wireless technology, according to CEA.
“Mobile and portable
connected devices are driving growth in the CE industry and will be a major
focus of the 2012 CES,” said Karen Chupka, senior VP, events and conferences, CEA.
CES’ Access on the Go TechZone will highlight mobile
devices that deliver on-the-go content such as music, movies, television, books
and magazines. Devices such as the e-Reader, the tablet and products that blur
the line between both are flooding the marketplace.
Major wireless exhibitors at the 2012 International CES
include: Alcatel-Lucent, Audiovox, Blackberry, Ericsson, LG, Motorola, Nokia,
Qualcomm, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
For the first time at CES, MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will
host the MEMS TechZone. This new area of the show floor showcases companies
that are driving the adoption of this exciting technology in mobile phones,
game consoles, tablet PCs and other hot consumer-electronic devices. MIG is the
trade association responsible for advancing Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems,
or MEMS, across global markets.
The 2012 International CES will also highlight wireless
technology in various conference tracks:
Basics: How the Technology Works –
This session will examine
the different technologies including near field communications that will drive
the implementation of mobile payment.
To 4G or Not to 4G
experts assess progress in the 4G market and discuss how long before the massive
investment in 4G is recouped.
Smartphones – Hot
Features and Trends
A panel of carriers, manufacturers and analysts
single out the hottest features and trends in hardware and software and look
ahead to game-changing innovations on the horizon.
Planet of the Apps:
developers share success stories, explore the pros and cons of free versus paid
models and reveal the secrets behind devising a viable and profitable app
The 2012 International CES will take place January 10-13 in
Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on the upcoming 2012 International CES,