Consumer Electronics Show

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Logo of the CES

The CES (originally an abbreviation for Consumer Electronics Show ) is one of the world's largest trade shows for consumer electronics . It takes place every January in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) in Winchester . The CES usually lasts four days (2021 from January 11th to 14th), in 2022 only shortened by one day due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic from January 5th to 7th. Only invited guests such as industry experts, journalists and sector insiders are admitted. The organizer is the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a trade organization for electronic consumer products in theUnited States .

Many well-known manufacturers from the electronics industry presented new products or announced innovations in Las Vegas . Therefore, the CES is considered to be the first indicator of where consumer electronics could develop in the further course of the year.


Old CES logo (1995)

1967 to 1997

The first CES took place in New York in June 1967 as an offshoot of the Chicago Music Show , the largest consumer fair for electronic devices to date. The first event had 17,500 visitors and more than 100 exhibitors. It was opened by Motorola board member Bob Galvin.

From 1978 to 1994 the fair was held twice a year, as the Winter Consumer Electronics Show (WCES) in January in Las Vegas and as the Summer Consumer Electronics Show (SCES) in June in Chicago. While the winter CES remained successful in the mid-1990s, the summer CES lost a lot of interest. From 1995 onwards there were several attempts to achieve a higher level of attention by changing the venues, but these were ultimately unsuccessful. A selection of products and technologies that will be presented at CES - e. Some of the following were presented for the first time: video recorder (VCR) (1970), laser disc player (1974), Pong (1975), camcorder , compact disc player and Texas Instruments TI-99 / 4A (1981), Commodore 64 (1982 ), Atari ST , Commodore 128 and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) (1985), Tetris (1988) and DVD (1996).

From 1998

CES has been held annually in Las Vegas since 1998.

Microsoft took part in the fair for the last time in 2012 . According to their own statements, the date does not fit into corporate planning and in the future they wish to communicate more via alternative channels such as Facebook or Twitter . With 153,000 visitors and 3,100 exhibitors in 2012, the previous CES record years of 2006 and 2008 were exceeded somewhat, but the industry is generally expecting the trade fair to become less important.

2021 the fair because that was COVID-19 pandemic virtually performed.

A selection of products and technologies that will be presented at CES - e. Partly for the first time - were presented:

year date Keynote from New products
1998 High Definition Television (HDTV)
1999 Microsoft with Bill Gates Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
2000 Microsoft with Bill Gates
2001 Microsoft with Bill Gates Xbox
2002 Microsoft with Bill Gates
2003 Microsoft with Bill Gates
2004 Microsoft with Bill Gates Blu-ray disc
2005 0January 6th to 09th Microsoft with Bill Gates 102-inch (2.6 m) plasma screen
2006 0January 5th to 08th Microsoft with Bill Gates Microsoft Windows Vista , high definition flat screen televisions
2007 0January 8-11 Microsoft with Bill Gates
2008 Microsoft Laser TV
2009 Microsoft Internet - car radio
2010 Microsoft Blu-ray 3D , 3D camcorders, 3D screens,
2011 0January 6th to 09th Microsoft Connected TV, Ford Focus Electric
2012 January 10-13 Microsoft TV with OLED technology
2013 0January 8-11 Qualcomm with Paul E. Jacobs Ultra HDTV , Flexible OLED , Self-Driving Motor Vehicle
2014 0January 7-10 Smartwatch , large curved flat screens, 4K Blu-ray Disc , predictive user experience
2015 0January 6th to 09th Samsung Autonomous cars
2016 0January 6th to 09th
2017 0January 5th to 08th
2018 0January 9th to 12th Samsung's first micro-LED TV, Wi-Charge wireless power technology
2019 0January 8-11
2020 0January 7-10
2021 January 11-14
2022 0January 5th to 07th

Web links

Commons : Consumer Electronics Show  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b About Us - Where Innovators Gather. CEA, archived from the original on January 28, 2012 ; accessed on January 7, 2014 .
  2. ^ Frank X. Shaw: 2012 Marks Final CES Keynote for Microsoft., December 21, 2011, accessed January 20, 2012 .
  3. jdb: CES: record results , but gloomy prospects., January 20, 2012, accessed January 20, 2012 .
  4. Electric car with solar modules: Sono Motors shows another prototype of the Sion (January 17, 2021)
  5. Consumer Electronics Show 2006: Starting signal for the CES . Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  6. Mercedes press release: Predictive User Experience: Demonstrator gives an outlook on the future , accessed on August 6, 2015.
  7. Wi-Charge Wins CES 2018 Best of Innovation Award