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CES day 2

  • January 11, 2012 /
  • by Mikko Välimäki

We started the second day with a PR with NETGEAR. Following the previous day’s announcement with Marvell, we wanted to highlight the impact of our work in high performance storage to actual devices on the market:

With the help of Tuxera, NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS Duo v2 and NV+ v2 products feature significantly faster back-up times and seamless user experience with portable storages.

While both Marvell and NETGEAR are key partners for us in the storage segment, Tuxera keeps on working with all the leading chipsets and their different platforms.

Another market we have been investing a lot at Tuxera is automotive infotainment. It is also clearly a growing area for CES. In the first day Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche gave one of the keynotes with the following observation of what’s going on:

Here at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas there are some people who view the automobile as an accessory to consumer electronics. Conversely, at the auto show in Detroit there are many people who view consumer electronics as mere trimmings for the car. Both points of view miss the point: as much as a smartphone can be far more than just a tool for communication, a smart car can be more than just a means of transportation. Precisely at the interfaces between communication and mobility, vast potential for innovation lies dormant, and we intend to tap it.

It looks like every second car will have a tablet-like dashboard in the near future — a sort of placeholder for your digital identity. NVIDIA had the top design wins on show like the Lambo pictured above…

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Every business veteran has their success story. Mikko’s is Tuxera, which he’s been building together with Szabolcs Szakacsits since 2008. Mikko is not just Tuxera’s CEO – he's also founded several startups over the span of his career. He enjoys sharing his experiences through coaching, guest lectures, and keynotes covering topics from building and selling products, to creating teams and long-lasting business partnerships.