LAS VEGAS, NV – At this week’s 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, several North Carolina companies of all sizes—from established names like Lenovo and Cree to early-stage startups—will get to showcase their technology and boost exposure for their brands.

Exhibiting startups will have booths and demo space at the NC Startup Pavilion.

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina also has a booth set up.

Here’s a quick sampling of the North Carolina-based companies exhibiting at CES 2020:

Alco Electronics

Raleigh-based Alco Electronics Ltd. manufactures computers, tablets, smart home devices and audio products.

Arlington Industries

Charlotte-founded Arlington Industries is a B2B wholesaler of office machines and supplies.


Wilmington VR startup BrilliantSole has haptic-embedded, sensor-enabled footwear that can be controlled remotely from a mobile and/or desktop app. Using the shoes, virtual reality creators and gamers can easily move within the virtual world.

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WALE invests in Wilmington VR footwear firm Brilliant Sole


In a blog post last week, Hickory-based communications services supplier CommScope announced it will feature demonstrations at CES, including Wi-Fi 6E services to boost internet speeds, smart media devices, new enterprise IoT solutions and video platforms that enable additional channels for targeted advertising.

Enventys Partners

Charlotte product launch agency Enventys Partners provides product development, crowdfunding and marketing services for consumer technology and applications.


Morrisville-based HZO offers protective nano coatings to protect electronics from water, salt, dirt and corrosive materials. The company moved its headquarters to the Triangle from Salt Lake City, Utah in 2019.

Water proofing tech firm relocating its HQ to Triangle from Utah

Nanotech firm HZO opens new HQ in Morrisville, plans 500 jobs in Triangle

Inirv Labs

Durham startup Inirv, founded by a Duke University graduate, has a hands-free smart cooking platform that’s designed to be a safer and easier upgrade for gas or electric stoves.

Hands-free cooking? Yes, thanks to Internet of Things startup led by Duke grad

Durham-based smart stove startup raises more equity

Kryo Inc.

Mooresville startup Kryo Inc.’s ChiliSleep Performance System is an app-controlled mattress topper designed to improve REM and deep sleep.


Lenovo is expected to unveil tons of new tech at CES. As one of the three top PC vendors in the world, alongside HP and Dell, Lenovo is competing to dominate 5G, gaming, smart devices and, of course, computer hardware.

Here’s some of the tech Lenovo is presenting at CES:

Introducing ThinkSmart View, Lenovo’s answer to the evolving ‘smart office’


Greensboro-based Logistimatics provides GPS tracking services for use in shipping, asset management and recovery, and other consumer and business applications.

Lumeova, Inc.

Raleigh-based Lumeova provides fast wireless communications solutions for electronic device manufacturers within several industry verticals, including 5G, unmanned drone applications, virtual reality and video entertainment.

Startup profile: Lumeova, delivering faster speeds for wireless data


Triangle-based Ohsnap is a thin magnetic smartphone grip, first launched on Kickstarter in 2019.


Greensboro semiconductor manufacturer Qorvo provides connectivity solutions and products focused on 5G networks, cloud computing, cellular IoT and Wi-Fi 6. According to a press release, Qorvo will be presenting Wi-Fi 6 and smart home technology, IoT communication controllers, power management solutions, voice-activated remote controls and assistants.

Greensboro-based Qorvo lands contract to be part of Army radar system

Cree, Qorvo shares climb as US moves to lift restrictions on sales to China tech giant Huawei

Rasimo Systems

Raleigh-based Rasimo Systems is developing products for IoT, Big Data, data analytics, automation, smart system operation and AI. The firm’s first health technology product is SureFiz, an IoT-based weight management system.


Charlotte startup SpiiderGriip is showcasing its portable smartphone accessory designed to prevent the holder from slipping, dropping or breaking their phone.

Sense Photonics

Durham startup Sense Photonics provides solid-state flash technology for modular and configurable 3D sensing. Just this week, Sense announced it’s entering the autonomous vehicle market with a new device designed for robotic vehicle and driver assistance systems.

Durham startup unveils autonomous vehicle guidance device

Fueled by $26M in cash, Sense Photonics launches 3D sensor camera; autonomous vehicle product coming

Techship Inc.

Cary-based Techship is a provider of wireless components such as cellular modules, antennas, RF cables and connectors. It also offers development and support services for supply chain and design.

Transportation Impact

Based in Emerald Isle, Transportation Impact provides its customers with parcel auditing and carrier contract negotiation services.

Triad Semiconductor

Winston-Salem’s Triad Semiconductor designs and manufactures analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Its solutions serve several markets, including VR and AR, IoT, aerospace, wearables and medical technology, high-fidelity audio and photonics.

Winston-Salem-based Triad Semiconductor closes $5M debt funding


Charlotte startup TrueDrive has a patented system involving a mobile app and device to help monitor, limit or prevent distracted driving.


Raleigh-based Valencell produces wireless biometric sensors modules for use in wearable technology. Steven LeBoeuf, president and co-founder of Valencell, will present a talk on wearables and machine learning on January 7 during Digital Health Summit, a sub-track of the CES 2020 program.

Valencell teams with Sonion to expand the use of biometric sensors in the ear

Wolfspeed (Cree)

Wolfspeed, the semiconductor group of Durham-based Cree, is a provider of silicon carbide and GaN Power and RF products and materials.

Cree’s bet on Wolfspeed paying off: New $250M deal; stock jumps

Cree now has more cash to fund its $1 billion expansion plan

Check out TechWire’s coverage of past CES events:

Host of NC startups, Lenovo take stage at CES in Vegas + A look at latest tech trends

Valencell under new CEO, other NC startups take their stories to Consumer Electronics Show

CES 2019 theme: Smarter, faster, better

Lenovo gears up for annual CES showcase with first look at new ThinkPad lineup