Comdex 2002 - New Meaning To The 'Cold Show'by Kristopher Kubicki on November 21, 2002 4:19 AM EST
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We took a first look at the large array of cooling and case companies at Comdex in the newsletter posted on Monday. Since cooling and case manufacturing seemed to be very prevalent on the floor, we have taken the time to provide a large degree of coverage of both of these markets. To follow up our newsletter article, we continued to take a look at new cooling technology on the floor, and even revisited a few places we had already been. Interestingly enough, there were several large cooling and case companies not on the floor including Vantec, Chenming and Antec.
We mentioned in the newsletter that the number of vendors on the floor was less than half of two years ago. There is still a large presence of the absent companies, but they have opted to rent hotel suites and rooms off the show floor instead. Since it has become a real financial drain on some companies, a lot of big names are unable to justify the 72 dollars per square foot for a booth. However, for many small companies this is one of the few times of the year they will be able to make a name for themselves and increase their product awareness. Interestingly enough, these small fish are also the vendors that seem to have the new and unconventional technology, particularly in cooling and case technology. Get ready for our thorough breakdown of this year’s C&C analysis of new products on the floor!