Indesign, LLC will be celebrating its 26th anniversary in February. And for nearly all of those 26 years, we have attended the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I say “nearly” only because the pandemic ruined that, too, as we didn’t attend in 2021 or 2022. But things are feeling more and more back to normal, as Indesign and thousands of other companies returned to CES in 2023, which clocked in a respectable 115,000 attendees (compared to last year’s measly 45,000).
This year’s show was especially awesome for myself and, electrical engineer, Matt Streicher, as it was our first-ever trip to the iconic event. Contrast that with the roughly 30 years of CES attendance by our fearless leader Ron Kern, and you can imagine how often he felt like a tour guide.
Our Indesign trio enjoyed a productive and impactful few days. Though we regularly interact with clients and partners virtually, nothing beats face-to-face conversations. We met with many of our wonderful semiconductor and manufacturing partners to discuss the latest trends and technologies. We explored the vast show floors filled with gadgets, gizmos, and immersive exhibits (like LG’s phenomenal display in the video below). And most importantly, we spent time connecting with clients, often over a meal in one of the many fantastic restaurants that Vegas offers.
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Outside the Comfort Zone
CES 2023 even offered us engineers an opportunity to explore outside of our comfort zones. If you asked us on a normal day, “Where’s a place you’re unlikely to ever be spotted?”, a perfectly valid answer would be, “In a nightclub.” But when we received an invitation to a party at the OMNIA Nightclub in Caesars Palace from our friends at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), we figured that might just be the kind of nightclub party that we’d fit in at. So we went, we didn’t dance, and we had a blast. We even found some Nordic friends there (the semiconductor kind; not the kind from Norway).
Though it’s a year away, we’re already looking forward to CES 2024. We hope to see you there!
Indesign, LLC is a multi-discipline engineering design firm that provides full turnkey electronic product development to allow clients to get their new product ideas into the market quickly. We offer complete product development capabilities, starting with a product concept and finishing with a ready-to-manufacture design. To learn more about us and our services, contact us at (317) 377-5450 today!