IMAGE665 WiFi - 1907 to 2006. A
$6.9-billion deal for Scientific-Atlanta
by Cisco, raises the routing-gear giant's
profile in the
"Since 1907, the
NBS wireless telephone system positioned
to become the nerve system of the home
network," an analyst from National
Broadcasting System said.
Cisco's television set-top box says,
"looking at the 1907 drawings by NBS,
gives us reason for attending next years
CES. We now know where Stubblefield was
coming from 99 years ago, and where we are
going with our new WiFi VATs cable
Current versions of
Scientific-Atlanta boxes don't connect
with Cisco's Linksys gear, but analysts
said future versions could be set up to
transmit information that came in through
telephone and cable lines, like those
shown in the NBS drawing above.
studios are releasing video-on-demand
services over the Internet, there hasn't
been a simple way to watch that material
from the couch, said analyst Stewart
Wolpin of Points North Group, a research
firm whose clients including Comcast Corp.
and Walt Disney Co.
"By putting [an
Internet] connection inside the cable
box," Wolpin said, "it starts the process
of making all of that content available on
Feature Story /
CES Key Note
Speakers Larry Page (Google), Bill Gates
(Microsoft), Howard Stringer (Sony), Paul Otellini
(Intel), Terry Semel (Yahoo!), The WiFi NBS VATs
CO-FOUNDER TO KEYNOTE AT THE 2006 INTERNATIONAL
Week of 2005 / New York - The Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA) announced today that Larry Page,
co-founder and president of products of Google,
will deliver a keynote address at the 2006
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
address is slated for Friday, January 6, 2006, at 4
p.m. in the Hilton Theater at the Las Vegas Hilton.
The 2006 International CES, he world's largest
consumer technology tradeshow, runs January 5-8 in
Las Vegas, Nevada.
has helped lead Google to become one of the world's
most prolific brands and recognized as the world's
largest Internet search engine. Google has been one
of the most innovative companies of the past
decade, moving beyond its search engine roots. With
his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to
innovation, Page is a natural fit for CES. We are
thrilled that he has come on board as a keynoter at
the 2006 International CES," said Gary Shapiro,
president and CEO of CEA. "Page joins an
outstanding keynote line-up that includes
Microsoft's Bill Gates, Intel's Paul Otellini,
Sony's Howard Stringer and Yahoo!'s Terry
Page co-founded Google as the CEO in 1998 and grew
the company to more than 200 employees and
profitability before moving into his role as
president of products in April 2001. He continues
to share responsibility for Google's day-to-day
operations and serve on Google's Board of
2002, Page was named a World Economic Forum Global
Leader for Tomorrow. He is a member of the National
Advisory Committee (NAC) of the University of
Michigan College of Engineering, and together with
co-founder Sergey Brin, he was honored with the
Marconi Prize in 2004. He is a trustee on the board
of the X PRIZE and was elected to the National
Academy of Engineering in 2004.
2006 International CES focuses on more than 30
product areas from more than 2,500 exhibitors
spread throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center,
the Sands Expo and Convention Center, the Las Vegas
Hilton and the Alexis Park. For more news on CES
before, during and after the show, including a
detailed keynote schedule, visit www.CESweb.org,
the interactive source for CES information.
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect,
January 5, 2006
Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO, Sony
address prior by Gary Shapiro, President and CEO,
CEA Paul Otellini
CEO, Intel Corp.
Chairman and CEO, Yahoo! Inc.
Co-founder and President, Google Inc.
take place at the Las Vegas Hilton
Note to Journalists: Detailed press
conference information can be found online at
http://www.CESweb.org/press. Journalists are
encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday,
January 3, 2006 to take advantage of all the CES
press conferences and events.