When CES was founded, back in 1967, the idea of ‘consumer electronics’ was just a glimmer of what it is today. In 2003, COMDEX collapsed (the Computer Deals Exhibition) when in part major companies such as IBM, Apple, and Compaq all shifted their budgets from COMDEX to CES.
Today – there’s another shift afoot, as major computer and software manufacturers Apple and Microsoft have pulled out of CES.
At the same time, the very nature of what is considered “Electronics” is changing as virtually everything manufactured for the home, office, or road is in some way at its core an electronics offering.
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