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Wireless Technology Takes Center Stage at the 2013 International CES®

  Wireless Technology Takes Center Stage at the 2013 International CES®

Keynotes, Brand Matters SuperSession, conference tracks and TechZones showcase
                         hottest wireless technology

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Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- December 18, 2012

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 vice
president 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.”

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Inc. will deliver a
wireless-focused preshow keynote address. Dr. Jacob’s keynote will highlight
Qualcomm’s “Born Mobile” theme and address mobile technology’s role in the
world. The keynote will take place at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, January 7, in The
Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom.

Verizon’s Lowell McAdam will also keynote CES as a world leader in providing
innovation in communications, mobility and entertainment. McAdam’s keynote
address will take place at 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, January 8, in The Venetian,
Palazzo Ballroom.

The conference program at CES offers a number of SuperSessions that deal with
wireless technology. Mega Trends and Mobile First World will discuss the most
important trends in consumer Internet and a mobile-first world. Also, The
Brand Matters SuperSession, sponsored by MediaLink and moderated by Wenda
Harris Millard, president of MediaLink, features a panel of young people to
discuss media consumption habits and answers the question, “How are your
consumers REALLY engaging with Digital Media?” Immediately after, senior
management from major digital media, marketing, and/or emerging media platform
companies will respond to the panel. The Brand Matters SuperSession will
feature:

  *MODERATOR: Wenda Harris Millard, President, MediaLink
  *Michael Sippey, VP Consumer Product, Twitter
  *Derek Gottfrid, VP of Product, Tumblr
  *Holger Luedorf, Head of Product Strategy, Foursquare
  *Shiva Rajaraman, Director, Product Management, YouTube
  *Michael Vernal, Director, Product Engineering, Facebook
  *Dan Wright, Director, Connected Devices, Amazon

The 2013 International CES will explore every segment of the wireless market
through CES conference tracks dedicated to wireless technology. The
Smartphones and Tablets conference track offers nine sessions. These sessions
will address the newest technologies and explore how smartphones and tablets
are revolutionizing the consumption and monetization of content. In addition,
the Wireless Communications conference track offers five sessions that focus
on the ever-expanding wireless world. Content in the Cloud also offers six
insightful keynotes and four lively panel discussions highlighting the latest
advancements in cloud-based solutions in different electronic products. These
sessions will address the future of wireless technologies and will provide
information on what is needed to lead and keep up with the speed of
innovation.

The 2013 CES will feature 20 TechZones that feature the largest collection of
the latest technology the industry has to offer. The Wireless Mobility Brought
to You by Qualcomm TechZone is the hotspot for wireless technology. The MEMS
TechZone is another wireless-focused area on the CES show floor. MEMS
showcases the industry’s most innovative companies that are driving the
adoption of wireless technology in mobile phones, game consoles, tablet PCs
and other hot consumer-electronics devices.

Attendees can check out wireless exhibits all over the CES show floor. For
more information on TechZones and product categories, check out the official
CES Show Floor page.

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, wireless and more. For more information on the 2013
International CES, visit 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/.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  *2013 International CES
    January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
  *Economic Retreat
    March 8-10, 2013, Snowmass, CO

Contact:

Consumer Electronics Association
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
tdunion@CE.org
www.CE.org
or
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603
afried@CE.org
www.CESweb.org