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December 26, 2008 | Alex Pham
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- known in years past for its outsized booths, wall-to-wall crowds and lobster dinners -- is going to be a lot tamer next month. The show's producers are expecting an 8% drop in attendance to about 130,000 people, down from 141,000 in January 2008. Companies such as Cisco Systems Inc., Panasonic Corp., Belkin International Inc. and Sony Corp.
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HOME & GARDEN
January 12, 2006 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
THE sign above the gigantic television declared it to be the "World's Largest" plasma TV. How large? 102 inches. It was so huge that this TV in the LG Electronics booth at the Consumer Electronics Show last week drew a crowd that took snapshots like tourists. But not far across the jammed Las Vegas Convention Center, Panasonic's mammoth plasma television was drawing an even bigger crowd. A sign right above the screen proclaimed it the "World's Largest." How large? 103 inches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal trial began Tuesday for a man accused of bank robbery who was nabbed with help from a new high-tech tracking device--an instrument whose workings law enforcement officials are trying to keep secret and prosecutors have asked not be revealed in open court. Since its introduction in Orange County in fall of 1989, the electronic tracking system has been used to catch at least six people suspected of bank robbery and other felony suspects.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Nintendo was the virtually unchallenged king of the $3.5-billion American video game business. And the Kyoto-based firm ruled its market with an iron fist: demanding high licensing fees, restricting the number of software companies allowed to develop games for Nintendo machines and barring them from developing software for rivals. Its actions sparked numerous lawsuits from retailers and game developers, who charged unfair trade practices. Now the kingdom of Nintendo is under attack.
HOME & GARDEN
January 11, 2007 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
TELEVISIONS in recent years have taken over living rooms. Now, they're almost as big as one. At the annual Consumer Electronics Show here this week, manufacturers showed off ever-bigger TVs in a size race that showed no signs of slowing. Panasonic this year bragged that billionaire Mark Cuban owns one of its wall-filling, 103-inch plasma displays, which retail for about $70,000.
HOME & GARDEN
September 22, 1990 | PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott is a regular contributor to Home Design
If "The Jetsons" used to be part of your Saturday morning TV ritual, it's a fair bet that you also used to dream about having a few of George Jetson's household gadgets to monkey around with. George would push a button and out of the ceiling would come the TV. He'd tell a machine to brew him up a cup of coffee and there it would be, piping hot. If he wanted to check on the kids, he just poked a button on the TV remote and there on the screen would appear Judy and Elroy in their respective rooms.
BUSINESS
October 30, 1987 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
A group led by Florida investor Paul A. Bilzerian said Thursday that it owns nearly 10% of Singer Co. and might try to take control of the big defense electronics firm. Bilzerian, a 37-year-old investor who made a fortune in Florida real estate but has yet to succeed as a takeover artist, started accumulating Singer shares in August but accelerated his buying after last week's stock market plunge.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1997
Electro Scientific Industries of Portland, Ore., said Monday it has completed its acquisition of Dynamotion Corp., a Santa Ana producer of drilling and routing systems, in a $13-million stock purchase. ESI designs and makes electronics products for electronics manufacturing. Dynamotion, which was founded in 1985, makes products primarily for the semiconductor and electronics industries.
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