Companies that join the Singapore delegation for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from 8-11 January 2013 in Las Vegas can get their participation costs subsidized.
The delegation will be led by tech startup incubator Get2Volume and the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA). Subsidies will be administered by the SSIA from LEAD, a government program to increase the competitiveness of Singapore companies.
CES is a well-established technology trade show which sees involvement from major tech brands. The delegation will get opportunities to demo their products, participate in press and investor roundtables, meet with industry leaders, and engage potential customers.
While the final subsidy amount will depend on the number of participants accepted, Get2Volume CEO Mike Holt tells us that the plan is to cover 50% of airfare, hotel and venue space. The shared space to be used by the Singapore delegation will be near to Logitech, Intel, and Seagate.
If you’re interested to apply, contact Lai Wah Yi of SSIA at wahyilai[at]gmail.com.
Project Fiona, probably the first full-fledged gaming tablet being developed that will run PC games, has won the People’s Voice Award, presented by CNET, for the Consumer Electronics Show — the biggest electronics trade show in the US.
The concept device, which is still in development, is created by Razer, a gaming hardware company headed by Singapore-born entrepreneur Tan Min-Liang. They recently raised US$50M to develop complete gaming machines. Read more
iTwin, a Singapore-invented USB device that allows users to securely access their files from anywhere around the world, just won Popular Science’s 2011′s Best of What’s New in the computing category, reported TechCrunch.
“We are honored & thrilled to have been recognized by Popular Science,” said Lux Anantharaman, iTwin’s CEO and co-founder in a statement yesterday.
“Winning this award validates a successful launch year for us. Moving into 2012, we are working on improving iTwin in multiple directions – new collaboration-centric features, strengthening iTwin’s inbuilt privacy & security and making it even easier to use.” Read more
Our friends at Tech65 starts off this week with their weekly podcast on the following issues that dominated the tech landscape:  Nexus One,  3D TV at CES,  Microsoft and HP show off ’slate’ PC,  Ford brings smartphone Web apps to cars,  Palm unveils new Pre and Pixi handsets,  Alienware M11x,  Lenovo’s Tablet Docks to Form a Notebook,  Lenovo RapidDrive Technology,  Skiff,  Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1: a full 1080p camcorder in your pocket. Do click and check out their latest podcast here. You can now also listen to the Tech65 podcast here as well by coming to the blog post directly. Read more
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For those developers and entrepreneurs who are into mobile development particularly in the area of developing apps for various platforms, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd is hosting an exclusive networking event on 8 January 2010 to showcase one of Samsung Mobile’s most exciting developments to-date. The event is held in conjunction with CES 2010, and it is an opportunity for the developers to find out more about Samsung’s mobile phone strategy, its position on operating systems including its proprietary Bada platform, as well as Samsung’s new Apps Store and local launch details. The executives from Samsung will be on-site to host you and discuss possible opportunities for collaboration. Note that the event is only open to developers. Here are the details for the event: