Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Wireless technology takes center stage at 2013 International CES
2013 International CES, USA: The 2013 International CES will unveil the latest wireless technologies and trends across the mobile connected universe, including advancements in accessories, the cloud, e-books, embedded technology, smartphones and tablets, through a series of keynote addresses, supersessions, conference tracks and TechZones dedicated to future trends in wireless technology.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2013 CES, the world’s largest annual innovation event, will take place January 8-11, in Las Vegas.
With more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing wireless technologies at the 2013 CES, mobile connected devices are driving the industry as consumers seek to stay connected anywhere, anytime. CEA research shows that smartphone sales will see continued growth in 2013 and will remain the primary revenue driver for the industry.
Shipment revenues for smartphones are expected to reach $37 billion in 2013, with more than 125.8 million units shipping to dealers, up 16 percent from 2012. Tablet computers also are expected to see phenomenal growth. In 2013, unit sales of tablets are projected to surpass 105 million (up 54 percent), resulting in $35.6 billion in shipment revenue, up 22 percent year-over-year.
“Wireless convergence is set to unleash a plethora of real world, next-gen wireless technologies as the 2013 CES,” said Karen Chupka, senior VP of International CES and corporate business strategy. “Half of the fun of the 2013 CES will be seeing the news announcements, experiencing the latest wireless technologies firsthand and learning more about what’s to come in our keynotes, sessions and TechZones.”