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Jul 28, 2015
Consumer Sentiment Toward Tech Spending Rises in July, According to CEA Indexes

Consumer confidence toward technology spending rose slightly in July and consumer sentiment toward the overall economy decreased slightly, according to the latest data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release


Jul 27, 2015
CEA Applauds Taiwan's Decision to Join ITA Expansion

The following statement is attributed to Sage Chandler, vice president of international trade, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the government of Taiwan’s notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the country intends to join the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion: “We thank the government of Taiwan for all its hard work to make ITA expansion a reality."
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Jul 27, 2015
CEA and CEA Foundation Celebrate 25th Anniversary of the ADA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, and its affiliated charitable CEA Foundation, are pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Since being signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, the law has promoted equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Full Release


Jul 27, 2015
CEA, CEDIA Announce Software for Architectural Drawing Symbols

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association’s (CEDIA) R10 Residential Systems committee today announced the availability of software versions of the symbols defined in the publication of ANSI Standard J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols. This new standard, announced in April, defines a common set of floor plan icons that represents all facets of pre-wire and installation of electronic systems, products and devices in residential and commercial environments. Full Release


Jul 24, 2015
CEA Mourns Passing of Consumer Electronics Retail Legend Bob Abt

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the passing of Chicago consumer electronics retail giant Bob Abt: Full Release


Jul 23, 2015
CEA Introduces New Terminology for Digital Imaging Sector

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today a new set of camera terminology for digital imaging-related communications and promotion to help provide consistency and clarity for retailers and consumers. Full Release


Jul 22, 2015
CEA Praises de Blasio's Decision to Drop Restrictive Ridesharing Plan

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to table the plan to limit the growth of ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft: “We’re pleased with Mayor de Blasio’s decision to shelve the plan to put an artificial cap on Uber’s presence, and welcome the news that Uber, the mayor’s administration and City Council will work together on expanding economic opportunity and building a better transportation system in New York City."  Full Release


Jul 19, 2015
CEA Hails Breakthrough in ITA Negotiations

The following statement is attributed to Sage Chandler, vice president of international trade, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the announcement that Information Technology Agreement (ITA) ambassadors and negotiators at the World Trade Organization (WTO) have reached consensus on the agreement’s scope of product coverage: “We thank Ambassador Michael Punke for his leadership, and the U.S. team of negotiators, customs experts and industry analysts – especially Mary Thornton of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) – for their tireless efforts.'
 
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Jul 15, 2015
New Tech to Drive CE Industry Growth in 2015, Projects CEA’s Midyear Sales and Forecasts Report

Consumer demand for emerging technology is redefining the consumer electronics (CE) landscape.  According to the U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts, the semi-annual industry report released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, retail revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are now projected to grow 2.4 percent in 2015 to reach $285 billion, led by 101 percent year-over-year growth in emerging product categories. Full Release


Jul 13, 2015
CEA’s Karen Chupka Named Among Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® congratulates Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, CEA, for being named to Meeting & Conventions’ (M&C) Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry list. The list recognizes 25 accomplished, influential female professionals for being high achievers, advocates and innovators who have helped to shape and strengthen the meetings industry. Chupka oversees CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, CES Asia™, Asia’s platform to showcase global innovation that defines the consumer technology industry, and related events including CEA’s Unveiled series. Full Release