CES 2023: A Taste of the Future from Washington to LA.

The big Consumer Electronics Show (CES) returns to Las Vegas this week with its usual lineup of companies, devices and services, with Washington state  represented by startups, tech giants and everything in between. 

More than 171,000 people attended the show in 2020, but it didn’t go virtual until 2021, with less than 50,000 last year, and many companies abandoned the Omicron version out of concern. 

 The event is trying to return this year, with around 100,000 expected. 

We’ve compiled a list of companies from the Seattle area and beyond that are exhibiting at this week’s tech show. 


The Seattle technology giant promotes products and services in e-commerce, cloud services, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and high-tech retail and automotive technology. 

Ant Reality 

A startup based in Redmond, Wash. founded by Zheng Qin in 2021, focuses on comprehensive optical solutions for augmented reality and virtual reality hybrid glasses. 

 Bluetooth SIG

The Bluetooth SIG, based in Kirkland, Washington, is a community of companies working to expand the capabilities of Bluetooth technology. CES will focus  on devices with voice, wearables, cars, IoT, smart home and other devices based on the position of communication and wireless devices. 


Headquartered in Bothell, Washington, Elektrobit is a global provider of automotive software products and services, including connectivity and safety, automated driving, user experience and more. 



 Redmond, Washington, maker of haptic gloves for  virtual reality and robotics, raised $23 million in new funding in September. The company says its HaptX Gloves DK2 offer a realistic touch. 


 Spokane, Wash. based e-bike company offers a variety of models including mountain bikes, commuter bikes and folding bikes. Tyson’s fat tire full-suspension folding bike launches at CES. 

 IO Intelligence

Based in Bellevue, Washington, the company provides next-generation Wi-Fi, Internet, voice and data solutions. 


A Seattle-based startup, makes a wrist tracker for kids that comes with an  app for caregivers and parents. Littlebird will be represented by Nordic Semiconductor’s booth – “a huge coup for their prestige and reputation in the wireless and mobile IoT community worldwide,” said Littlebird founder Monica Plath. 


 Redmond, Wash.-based Lumotive’s Light Control Metasurface chips, which enable light beam “control,” are designed for next-generation lidar applications such as delivery drones, self-driving cars and RV robots as smart. vacuum cleaners, reports The New York Times. 


To reduce global greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, a Kirkland, Washington-based fintech company wants to use big data to track the carbon footprint of livestock and trade a “cow carbon footprint” to encourage low-carbon beef. . 


The Redmond, Washington-based technology giant will host two showrooms – a Microsoft and partner hardware section that will showcase consumer, business and gaming devices running Windows 11; and the Department of Automobile, Mobility and Transportation for meta-versions, autonomous and software-defined vehicle innovations. More information here. 


A Redmond, Washington-based company, develops microelectromechanical (MEMS)-based automotive lidar and solutions for advanced driver assistance systems. 


 Seattle-based MOFT, or Mobile Office for Travelers, creates compact products for digital devices like phones and tablets that meet the demands of creating and working on the go. 


 Australia-based Nuheara, with offices in Bellevue, Wash.,  creates intelligent hearing technology to improve people’s hearing. It received FDA approval for the over-the-counter self-fitting hearing aid HP Hearing PRO. 


Redmond, Washington Ossia is the developer of Cota, a wireless power system that works like Wi-Fi, but instead of sending data, it sends power. Founder Hatem Zeine previously told GeekWire that his vision was to create a world where his young son never knew what it felt like to find an outlet for a gadget. 


 was acquired by e-commerce software company Assembly in October 2021. Pacvue provides advertising and sales tools for online merchants who sell products on Amazon, Walmart, Instacart and other marketplaces. Clients include Duracell, Keurig, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and others. 

 RAM Mounts

Seattle-based RAM Mounts manufactures mounting systems and docking stations for phones, tablets, laptops and other  vehicles, motorcycles and other accessories. 


Product design and engineering company headquartered in Camas, Wash., offering concept-to-production services with expertise in the Internet of Things, consumer electronics and leisure products. 


University of Washington spinout develops technology that senses human gestures, body functions and eye movements. Somalytics has developed thin, flexible sensors  built from tiny carbon nanotubes embedded in paper. Sensors are attached to the glass to  measure eye movements directly. 


Synesso espresso machines

The company was founded in 200 and is based in Seattle. Synesso Espresso Machines manufactures commercial espresso machines for coffee professionals around the world.

Tectonic Audio Labs 

With the distributed-mode loudspeaker (DML) and balanced-mode radiator (BMR), Woodinville, Wash.-based Tectonic aims to change the way we hear sound, whether it’s through headphones, a smartphone speaker, speakers in the car, or elsewhere in the world of consumer goods.

Seattle-based media company Spoon

Provides daily reports and insights on the food technology revolution, with interviews, analysis, podcasts, newsletters, and more from the people who are reinventing cooking and the kitchen. 


A Seattle startup that sells a web service used by IoT device operators and others is hosting a meeting at Richard Brandon’s Villa at the Virgin Hotel. Last spring, the company raised $10.8 million.

Tineco Intelligent Technology Co.

Founded in 1998, the Seattle-based company manufactures smart home electronics, including a variety of smart vacuum cleaners, rugs, and more.


A Bellevue, Wash.,-based wireless carrier has a number of panels at CES. Kevin McLaughlin, director of consumer marketing, will be on the panel “Connecting Customers with Personalized Experiences,” and Kari Marshall, director of media, will speak on the panel “The New Normal for Advertising: Connecting Flow and Identity in 2023.

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