October 13, 2008 08:00 ET

IPEVO Named CEA i-stage Award Finalist

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - IPEVO, designer of devices that enhance the Internet experience, announced today that the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), the producer of the International CES®, has named it as an i-stage awards finalist. This debut technology event features the most innovative new consumer technology products that will soon come to market. CEA's i-stage award finalists will unveil their products before a live audience on Monday, October 20, at CEA's 2008 Industry Forum, scheduled October 19-22, 2008, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

"We are pleased to have been selected as a finalist in the first ever i-stage awards from such a well-known trade organization as the Consumer Electronics Association," said Royce Hong, CEO of IPEVO. "To be a finalist is a true honor, as it acknowledges the constant dedication and experience of the IPEVO team. It is their foresight into shifting consumer demands of technology that has gotten us to this level."

The winner of the i-stage competition will receive $50,000 to develop its product line, as well as free turnkey exhibit space at the upcoming 2009 International CES®, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, to be held in Las Vegas January 8-11.

The i-stage finalists will have their products reviewed and judged on Monday, October 20, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, by a panel of technology experts including Kevin Kelly, WIRED Magazine; Ryan Block, formerly of Engadget and Jeff Pulver. Molly Wood, executive editor of CNET, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

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