CES 2021 to Take Place Virtually

January 08, 2021 by Shannon Cuthrell

The virtual event will feature demos from many leading semiconductor and power companies.

CES is hosting its first-ever online-only trade show from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14. The 55th annual event was initially planned for Las Vegas, but organizers canceled the in-person program in July and opted for an online-only format.

Pre-pandemic, CES 2020 drew a turnout of around 170,000 attendees to Las Vegas last January, with more than 4,400 exhibitors showcasing over 20,000 products and services across 36 product categories. 


Image courtesy of CES Twitter.
Image courtesy of CES Twitter.


So far, more than 1,800 exhibitors have signed on to appear at CES 2021, including many leading companies in the semiconductor and power electronics space. 

Analog Devices will hold a digital experience alongside the virtual CES 2021 event, featuring live keynotes and demos of the company’s solutions for e-mobility, autonomous electronics, infotainment, digital health, consumer and power applications. 

NXP Semiconductors will host its own NXP Live 2021 event from Jan. 11 to Feb. 5 in conjunction with CES 2021. The program will feature keynotes, announcements, live Q&As and more than 40 interactive demos showcasing its latest automotive, industrial, Internet of Things, mobile and communication infrastructure technologies.

Infineon announced in December that it has been named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree in the smart cities category for its new smart entrance counter radar and software. The traffic light system provides insights to help manage room occupancy and traffic in commercial, office and public environments. The company will showcase the product at the virtual exhibition in January. 


Image courtesy of CES. 
Image courtesy of CES. 


Texas Instruments will also feature new product demos across its automation, connectivity, vehicle electrification, patient monitoring and digital display segments.  

Schneider Electric has created an immersive digital showcase platform to highlight its energy-optimization, personalized switches, PC and console gaming power solutions, and other smart home products at CES 2021. Schneider Electric executives will also speak in keynote and panel sessions. 

STMicroelectronics is hosting a concurrent CES 2021 event featuring over 20 live Q&A sessions and a showcase of more than 80 products and services. On Jan. 12, the company will present sessions on connectivity, MEMS and sensors, and other products for asset tracking applications. Day two will feature automotive-focused products and motor control systems for AI and human-machine interfaces. On Jan. 14, STMicro’s technical team will present the latest power management, industrial IoT and personal electronics solutions.

ON Semiconductor will run a virtual booth featuring several new products, including a motor control system, new wide bandgap materials for EV charging design and infrastructure, a battery-free Zigbee green power kit, and more.

ROHM Semiconductor will host a virtual booth to showcase its latest products for alternative energy, compact printing and multimedia applications. The company will also present new whitepapers and product catalogs.