The Consumer Electronics Show kicked off last night with a keynote from Bill Gates (supposedly his last) and there are many product announcements being shown from large and small tech companies alike. Here are some of the key product launch features being shown so far:
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) unveiled its ATI Mobility Radeon 3000 graphics processor for notebooks and its Xilleon panel processor for LCD TV image quality; AMD shares up 1%.
Himax (HIMX) is in a new strategic alliance with 3M (MMM) over ultra-mobile digital projectors; HIMX stock up almost 6%.
Logitech (LOGI) is demo’ing its new sleek line of computer peripherals and entertainment devices.
Mad Catz (MCZ) will have its recently acquired Saitek unit with new Cyborg line including keyboard, mouse, headset, and peripherals.
Microsoft (MSFT) said at “CES” it had 100 million licenses sold of Windows Vista; 17.7 million Xbox 360’s, 10 million Xbox live users; will have new content downloads with Disney, ABC, and more; showcasing new GPS; MSFT shares up 1%.
Pixelworks (PXLW) launched its Keystone Correction Post-processing IC for digital projectors.
RealNetworks’ (RNWK) is partnering with Philips for its Rhapsody player for in-home audio and GoGear portable devices.
Sony (SNE) is debuting a new digital camcorder with triple recording in a hard drive, memory stick, and disk for ultra-compatibility among digital platforms; shares up 3%.
Yahoo! (YHOO) announced a platform neutral mobile ecosystem for mobile web content at CES with a new redesigned Yahoo! mobile launch page; shares up 0.5%.
Please be advised that there will be hundreds of product launches and partnerships announced out of the Consumer Electronics Show this week. This is only a small snapshot of new devices we saw from various announcements and press releases.
Jon C. Ogg
January 7, 2008
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