December 25, 1997 |
IBM is pulling out of the world's largest computer show, saying that Comdex has gotten too big. Next year would be the first in the show's 20-year history without IBM. Comdex organizers estimated that 220,000 people saw last month's show in Las Vegas, which IBM attended. "We don't think Comdex is the best way to reach our customers," said John Bukovinsky, a spokesman for the Armonk, N.Y.-based computer giant.
November 15, 1999 |
More than 200,000 people and 2,200 companies are gathering in Las Vegas this week for Comdex, the biggest computer-related conference and trade show of the year. Since its founding 20 years ago, Comdex has morphed into an extravaganza that fills three giant hotels plus the Las Vegas Convention Center and spans five days.
August 11, 1997 |
Comdex '97, the big daddy of all computer trade conferences, is 13 weeks away. And already Orange County technology companies are worried about the show, to be held in Las Vegas on Nov. 17 to 21. They aren't fretting about snagging a good spot on the city's convention center floor. They aren't sweating over products that might not be ready to launch. Their primary concern is whether they can get on a plane heading to Nevada on Nov. 16.
November 23, 1998 |
While Orange County companies were well-represented among Comdex exhibitors, with Conexant, Toshiba, Mitsubishi and Ingram Micro taking up significant real estate in the massive Las Vegas Convention Center, Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. was among the more notable absentees, and the largest local technology company not present.
November 13, 1995 |
Traffic gridlock, packed hotels and long lines at restaurants are expected this week as 200,000 people attend the annual Comdex computer trade show. For the past week, an endless line of tractor-trailer rigs has delivered exhibition materials to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Four temporary buildings representing 200,000 square feet have been built because the convention center's 1.3 million square feet of space is not enough. Las Vegas hotels and motels, with 95,000 rooms, are full.
November 18, 1998 |
If you have a business to run, you're probably not attending the 19th annual fall Comdex show here this week. Here's some of what you missed: Paragon Software (http://www.paragonsoftware.com) found an easier way to add contacts to your cellular phone's memory than fiddling with the phone keys. The British company's FoneSync Simply Communicating Software comes with a cable that lets you transfer names and phone numbers from a PC to a cell phone.