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The CEATEC name stands for Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies and is Japan’s largest consumer electronics show. It is regarded by most observers as Japan’s equivalent of the US-based Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Official CEATEC site and mobile application

The show is a platform for Japanese electronics manufacturer to show their latest products and technologies. Besides the show floor, there are numerous presentations and seminars held during the fair. In 2013, CEATEC is held in Tokyo’s Makuhari-Messe convention center from Oct 1 to Oct 1.

Ubergizmo is media partner of CEATEC and Ubergizmo’s co-founder Hubert Nguyen is one of the “CEATEC Innovation Awards” judges in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.


Hitachi Hybrid Optical+SSD+HDD drive

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Hitachi has decided that components have been getting small enough to build hybrid drives that merge optical, SSD and hard disk technology in the same package. The SSD can be used as a primary drive (OS+apps), which is an excellent setup...

ROHM OLED micro-display

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] OLED displays are just about to get into devices like camcorders, thanks to this micro-display. Such displays using LCD or even DLP (for different applications) are common, but OLED one might be just about to take over. Among the key...

Murata Pulse-ring checks your vital signs in a non-intrusive way

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In case you didn’t know vital-signs (heart-rate, others…) readers are extremely popular in Asia, the idea is that by monitoring important metrics, people would be able to avoid getting sick in the first place. Anyhow, Murata has...

Hitachi next-generation backlight for LCD TV

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Hitachi prides itself in making the best TVs (that’s their official pitch), but when using LCD technology, there’s always a challenge when it comes to contrast: LCD TVs “black” colors tend to be gray-ish, although...

Sharp to demonstrate 64-inch prototype LCD display at CEATEC

10/04/2010, Sharp is going to take full advantage of CEATEC that is now happening in Japan by unveiling a new high definition LCD display that measures 64-inches across diagonally, where this prototype will boast a resolution of 4096 by 2160 pixels – that is...

Sony PS3 3D Firmware Upgrade Confirmed For This Summer

04/02/2010, Do you remember the 3D goodness on the PS3 that we checked out at CEATEC 2009? We previously mentioned that the 3D firmware update for the PS3 would be arriving in the summer, and now it seems that we’ve got more confirmation on it, as the latest...

CEATEC 09 wrap-up

10/11/2009, CEATEC, which is the biggest consumer electronics show in Japan, is always a good place to see concepts and trends from some of the biggest electronics brands. Despite the recession, there were a bunch of interesting to look at, and if you missed last...

Panasonic Life Wall

10/08/2009, [CEATEC 2009] We visited the Panasonic Center in Tokyo where the company has a huge showroom. The most interesting demo was the “life wall”, a wall-sized screen that is Panasonic’s vision of how visual our life can get in the future. The...

GigaAccel 180 CELL-based video encoder

10/08/2009, [CEATEC 2009] Here’s a CELL-based video encoding accelerator that has enough muscle to compress H.264, 1080p videos at 40fps (compression speed), which is about twice as fast as “real-time” (assuming a 24fps source), so a 1hr movie would...

Kohjinsha PA Series

10/07/2009, [CEATEC 2009] Kohjinsha has unveiled their latest PA Series MID at CEATEC, and we like the extremely svelte measurements of 161mm x 111mm x 10mm (26mm when extended), tipping the scales at a relatively lightweight 400 grams. You won’t be able to use...

WiMax-based personal WIFI hotspot

10/07/2009, [CEATEC 2009] UQ, the sole Wimax carrier in Japan was showing this personal Wi-Fi hotspot device. It connects to the internet via WiMax, and serves as a wireless router for your personal devices. It’s like a MiFi, if you are familiar with that one....

Great 3D stereo kiosk from the Heinrich Hertz Institute

10/07/2009, [CEATEC 209] The Ceatec show arguably had way too many “3D” (stereo) TVs this year. Not only they all have similar functionalities, they also require glasses, which is annoying and not family-friendly. This 3D stereo kiosk does not require...

Soundwalk, the wearable speaker that’s almost ‘tactical’

10/07/2009, [CEATEC 209] I stumbled on these strange looking speakers while walking in the Hall 4 of the show floor. They look like some kind of water pack, but you are looking at wearable speakers here. Apparently, the manufacturer is aiming at customers who would...

DoCoMo connected home intercom

10/07/2009, [CEATEC 09] DoCoMo (a Japanese wireless carrier) was presenting this connected intercom that turns mobile phones into an intercom. If someone rings your doorbell, your phone will ring and you can see and talk to that person via an audio+video connection...