CEATEC Japan 2009

CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) Japan is a leading IT and electronics trade show and exhibition held annually in Tokyo.

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This year, it was held from October 6-10, 2009 in the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba (just outside Tokyo).

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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 …

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… 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!

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Once inside, you will find many exhibit booths organized in the conference hall.

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For the real engineers, there were a number of companies displaying the latest in electronic components and equipment.

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The latest in robotics is usually showcased in this event.  Murata Seiko (Japanese for Murata Girl) is the balance-blessed, unicycling robot …

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… and Nissan’s crash-resistant Eporo robot car were featured.

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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.

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Cellular phone companies au by KDDI and Docomo had large booth areas showing the latest developments in mobile technology.

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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 …

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… including the latest in Full HD 3D TV.

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They also had a demonstration of the home of the future, a fully integrated electronic environment.

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Hitachi had a large booth, but did not have Full HD 3D TV on display.

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Toshiba had a full range of consumer electronics on display …

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… including their version of Full HD 3D TV using Cell Regza technology.

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Sharp showed their Full HD 3D TV model …

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… and integrating green technologies into homes.

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Finally, Sony had the biggest and most popular booth with their theme of “Sony brings 3D Home in 2010”, very impressive indeed!

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Finally, there were booths from other well known brands such as 3M, TDK and Kyocera.

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  1. Pingback: Year In Review: Exhibitions « Konnichiwa

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