November 15, 2001 |
If many of the high-tech goodies at this week's Comdex trade show in Las Vegas seemed familiar, it's because they've been talked about for years. Mobile phones married to hand-held computers. Notepad-size tablets doing the work of a PC. Computers that run the home entertainment system. Now, they're here--or at least getting closer. Even though the engineers have shown it can be built, the key question remains: Can it be sold?
November 19, 1997 |
The giants of the computer industry recited a new mantra at the Comdex trade show here this week: small business, small business, small business. Companies large and small set aside much of their precious real estate on the convention floor to demonstrate hundreds of new products tailored to small businesses, ranging from modular networking equipment to simplified accounting software.
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.