CEATEC Japan 2009
CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) Japan is a leading IT and electronics trade show and exhibition held annually in Tokyo.
This year, it was held from October 6-10, 2009 in the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba (just outside Tokyo).
Entrance fee at the door is 1,000 yen, but you can pre-register online for free. Print out the registration form which contains a barcode, and on site, you scan the barcode in one of the laptops below …
… and your exhibit pass is automatically printed with your name and company. Grab a transparent pass holder near the entrance and in you go – so efficient!
Once inside, you will find many exhibit booths organized in the conference hall.
For the real engineers, there were a number of companies displaying the latest in electronic components and equipment.
The latest in robotics is usually showcased in this event. Murata Seiko (Japanese for Murata Girl) is the balance-blessed, unicycling robot …
… and Nissan’s crash-resistant Eporo robot car were featured.
Below is a YouTube from FNN about robots at CEATEC (I missed the singing robot).
There were not very many IT vendors this year, with only Intel and Fujitsu participating.
Cellular phone companies au by KDDI and Docomo had large booth areas showing the latest developments in mobile technology.
Consumer electronics companies had a huge presence during the show, with all the major brands displaying the latest in Full HD 3D TVs and green technology. With 3D movies growing, it was only a matter of time when 3D had its presence in household TVs.
Panasonic displayed their latest full range of TV models …
… including the latest in Full HD 3D TV.
They also had a demonstration of the home of the future, a fully integrated electronic environment.
Hitachi had a large booth, but did not have Full HD 3D TV on display.
Toshiba had a full range of consumer electronics on display …
… including their version of Full HD 3D TV using Cell Regza technology.
Sharp showed their Full HD 3D TV model …
… and integrating green technologies into homes.
Finally, Sony had the biggest and most popular booth with their theme of “Sony brings 3D Home in 2010”, very impressive indeed!
Finally, there were booths from other well known brands such as 3M, TDK and Kyocera.