|A typhoon put a slight damper on this year's opening
day of CEATEC, Asia's largest technology exhibition (October 1-4,
2002, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan). The weather did not stop
Mitsubishi Electric from enjoying high booth visitor numbers during
the 4 day long event however.
"Broadband" and "Security" were among this year's technological
themes at their booth. Mr. Tamotsu Nomakuchi, president and CEO of
Mitsubishi Electric in his keynote speech titled "Actualizing a
Secure Network Society - Tomorrow's Challenge", emphasized the
company's leading world-class technologies such as MPEG, an
information security encryption called "MISTY", and various
audio-visual communications which are being displayed.
The displays which seemed to capture the most interest among
visitors were the new "wearable display" device demonstrations
(smart, bionic "eyeglasses") along with a projector technology with
which clear and crisp imagery can be projected onto non-flat
surfaces, something never before possible.
"Hey, there's a Mitsubishi Electric chip in here!" was the theme
for the semiconductor corner, demonstrating in layman's terms how
many products actively used in people's daily lives, such as
communications, cars and digital devices contain their