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Western Technology Companies Feature Big at 2013 International CES

More than 820 technology companies based in the Western region of the United States (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) will debut their latest consumer technology innovations at the 2013 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2013 CES, the world’s largest annual innovation event, will feature 3,000 exhibitors across 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space. The 2013 International CES will run Tuesday, January 8-Friday, January 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The 2013 International CES is the ideal venue for consumer electronics leaders to showcase the very best in internet connected and wireless technologies,” said Noam Meppen, director of U.S. sales for Pure, based in San Francisco, Calif. “This year, as more consumer content comes from the cloud, Pure will be delivering consumers with a range of products and services to connect them to a personalized audio entertainment experience within every room of the home, as well as on-the-go.”

The 2013 CES will feature more than 20 market-specific TechZones. Returning hot spots at the 2013 CES include Eureka Park, with more than 140 entrepreneurs, startups and small companies, an increase of forty percent over the 2012 Eureka Park, as well as the iLounge Pavilion, featuring more than 440 exhibitors spanning 120,000 net square feet of i-related products, located in the LVCC North Hall and the LVH.

“Every year, Gefen kicks off the new year with CES, the most important show for reaching consumers and gauging interest in the trends and technologies that will unfold throughout the remainder of 2013,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO of Gefen Inc., based in the greater Los Angeles, Calif. area. “This year we expect to see more activity in home automation and are looking forward to unveiling our own contribution to this ever growing market.”

Other popular TechZones highlighting the latest technology at the 2013 CES include CEPro@CES, Gaming Showcase, GoElectricDrive, MEMS, Mobile TV, PMA@CES, Robotics, Safe Driver, Sustainable Planet, Wireless Mobility Brought to you by Qualcomm and Zigbee. Additionally, lifestyle TechZones featured at the 2013 CES include: Digital Health Summit, HigherEdTECH, Kids@Play, MommyTech, Silvers Summit and FitnessTech.

“Everyone at Wilocity is thrilled to be at CES again this year and we look forward to seeing the latest devices brought to market by our fellow exhibitors,” said Tal Tamir, chief executive officer at Wilocity, based in San Jose, Calif. “Last year at CES we were the first to have live demonstrations of WiGig technology, and this year, after years of discussion, vision statements, promises and hype, we are excited to announce the world’s first commercially available implementation of WiGig multi-gigabit wireless technology. This is just the start of what will be the year of WiGig.”

The 2013 CES conference program will feature 300 robust sessions and 800 speakers, including keynotes from the leaders of Qualcomm, Panasonic, Samsung and Verizon. Additionally, the Entertainment Matters program, sponsored by Variety, is back for its third year with exhibits, conference programs and special events for professionals in the entertainment community and will feature actress Felicia Day as the program’s ambassador.

“As a longtime member, we look forward to participating in the 2013 International CES because it offers huge business opportunities and is the best venue to launch new products and showcase solutions like Viper SmartStart,” said Mike Simmons, president of Directed, based in Vista, Calif. “This year we are showcasing our Innovations Award-winning MyAutomate app and new XPRESSSTART ONE product.”

The 2013 CES will feature 3,000 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For a complete listing of CES exhibitors, please visit the 2013 CES Exhibitor Directory at CESweb.org.

Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “International CES.” Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to “CES.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” to refer to the International CES.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media: http://facebook.com/InternationalCES, http://twitter.com/IntlCES, http://blog.ce.org/.

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