CES 2022 technology event update has revealed that more big tech companies like AMD and OnePlus and MSI has withdrawn their physical presence from the event.
No details are provided but the decision is believed to be due to the rise of COVID-19's Omicron variant and the corresponding surge in new cases.
AMD in a statement said that switching its in-person transactions to virtual ones is in the "best interest" of everyone's health. The company was already poised to launch its 2022 products through a Livestream on January 4th.
OnePlus said it would introduce the OnePlus 10 Pro in January and was rumored to unveil the phone at CES.
These companies has joined numerous major brands Amazon, AT&T, GM, Google, Intel, Lenovo, Meta, Twitter, Microsoft and T-Mobile and others that have backed out of real-world CES involvement. LG, Samsung and Sony were still committed as of this writing.
CES' organizer, the Consumer Technology Association, is still planning an in-person event and believes its health and safety measures are enough to protect attendees. It also downplayed the wave of departures, noting there had been more new sign-ups than exits as of December 23rd.
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