The recently concluded International CES in Las Vegas drew 120,000 industry professionals, a jump of nearly 7,000 over last year's figures. That's according to preliminary figures released Sunday by the Consumer Electronics Association, which also said that the show featured 20,000 new products from 2,500 companies.
Official figures from CEA's own audit will be released this spring.
“The innovations unveiled this week at the 2010 International CES brought new optimism and opportunity to our industry and the global economy,” Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, said in a statement. “This show exceeded expectations with its innovation, optimism and excitement. What a great way to kick off the new decade.”