Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

The exodus of exhibitors at CES 2022 due to mounting concerns about COVID-19 continues, with Intel’s latest pullout. The company typically has one of the largest presences of major tech companies on the show. Intel joins a slew of other key companies personally skipping this year’s show, including Lenovo, Hisense, T-Mobile, AT&T, Amazon, Waymo, Meta, Twitter, Pinterest, and iHeartRadio.

“The health and safety of our employees, partners and customers is always our top priority. Following consultation with health officials and in the spirit of Intel’s security policy, our plans for CES will move to a digital-first, live experience, with minimal on-site staff. We encourage you to join us as we deliver all of our CES content and experiences virtually through the Intel Newsroom,” Intel said in a statement.

The Consumer Technology Association remained committed to hosting this year’s conference in Las Vegas, as recently as Wednesday, with Jean Foster, chief marketing and communications officer at the company, commenting on The edge That “[our] mission remains to bring the industry together and give those who can’t attend in person the opportunity to experience the magic of CES digitally. Foster also noted that while the conference had received 42 cancellations at the time (for “less than 7% of our show floor”), CES 2022 also recently added 60 new exhibitors, along with thousands of additional registrations.

And while many major companies have withdrawn from attending this year’s conference in person, key participants such as GM and Samsung (both of whom will currently be presenting keynotes at the conference) will remain aboard CES 2022, at least for now.

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