International CES 2015: Home for Emerging Tech
As I contemplate the vast number of consumer electronics (CE) product categories – cameras, TVs, Blu-ray players, audio devices, headphones, smartphones and a multitude of others – I often forget categories that aren’t entertainment- or communication-related.
There is a misconception that today’s high-tech electronics are products straight out of our space program. Yes, NASA’s quest to travel to the moon created all kinds of technologies that spawned new products like calculators, LED lights and solar cells. But the tech industry was able to continue its strong growth and rapid product development cycles by utilizing Moore’s Law, named for a co-founder of Intel.
Gordon Moore theorized that computing processing power would double every two years. He invested accordingly in research and development teams all over the world to develop new products and product categories, because they were finally able to forecast new processing chips. As processing speeds became faster and more powerful, R&D teams could begin to visualize the foundation of many infrastructure and enabling technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular, GPS, memory, input devices and a myriad of other related technologies.