Earlier today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that this year's International CES (held between January 8th and January 11th in Las Vegas) was the largest show in the event's 46 year history.
According to the official press release, there was 1.92 million net square feet of exhibit space. The previous record was 1.86 million net square feet of space at the 2012 International CES. More than 3,250 exhibitors unveiled some 20,000 new products at the 2013 CES, drawing more than 150,000 attendees, including more than 35,000 from more than 170 countries outside the United States. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 International CES is the world's largest annual innovation event and concluded today.
"Innovation abounded at the 2013 CES and executives from every major industry that touches technology were here this week," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. "From amazing new products, to CEA's new book Ninja Innovation, to our new publication – It Is Innovation (i3), innovation prevailed across 37 football fields of technology at the 2013 International CES. Our event is the biggest mobile show to kick-off the year and showcase our new mobile future."
There were a ton of really cool announcements at CES this year such as 4K TVs, Nvidia's Project Shield handheld, and the Razer Edge tablet PC. For complete CES coverage, check out www.technobuffalo.com.