IFA trade show at 50: From Einstein to Xbox
IFA , one of the oldest and largest consumer electronics exhibitions on the planet, has been through a lot
By Joe Doherty | IT World Canada | Published: 15:49, 06 September 10
The IFA has a storied past as well as notable celebrities and some "first" technology ever seen in Europe. From Einstein to Xbox, the IFA has shown it all. Some products, like the 3DTV, were ahead of their time. Others, like the MiniDisc... well, just never got off the ground.
Thin TVs at IFA 2009
Alongside 3D technology, the buzz at IFA over the last few years has been thin TVs. Once manufacturers got to the 100-plus inch screen sizes, they stopped making bigger TVs and started making them thinner. In this image from IFA 2009 a model highlights a thin LG flat screen TV.