Jul 28, 2014
CEA Contributes $1 Million to CEA Foundation in Honor of Industry Visionary Jack Wayman
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced a $1 million contribution to the CEA Foundation in celebration of the more than 50 years of achievements and contributions to the consumer technology industry made by industry veteran Jack Wayman. Best known as the founder of the International CES®, held in Las Vegas every January, Wayman is widely recognized in the consumer electronics (CE) industry for his significant public policy and tradeshow leadership and contributions, including his successful efforts defending the CE industry in the landmark Sony Betamax case. The CEA Foundation’s mission is to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. This charitable foundation, affiliated with CEA, launched its first series of grants in 2012. Full Release
Jul 22, 2014
Consumer Confidence on Tech Spending Hits Highest Level since 2012, According to CEA Indexes
Consumer sentiment toward technology spending reached its highest level since December of 2012, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release
Jul 21, 2014
AntennaWeb.org Allows Consumers to Seamlessly Purchase Off-Air Antennas
Broadcast Interactive Media (BIM) today announced an enhancement to its AntennaWeb.org site to connect consumers with antenna vendors certified by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release
Jul 21, 2014
CEA Applauds Scheduled Senate Markup of UN Disabilities Treaty
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s July 22 markup of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: “CEA is delighted that Chairman Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member Corker (R-Tenn.) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are planning a markup of the Disabilities Treaty. In December 2012, the Senate narrowly missed an opportunity to join nearly 150 other countries that have ratified the treaty, but this markup provides a rare second chance to do the right thing.
Jul 17, 2014
CEA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Wi-Fi Innovation Act
The following statement can be attributed to Veronica O’Connell, vice president of government and political affairs at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the introduction of the bipartisan Wi-Fi Innovation Act: “We thank House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Vice Chairman Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) for introducing the Wi-Fi Innovation Act.
Jul 16, 2014
CEA Congratulates Robert Holleyman on Nomination to Serve as Deputy USTR
The following statement can be attributed to Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® president and CEO Gary Shapiro regarding President Obama’s nomination of Robert Holleyman to serve as Deputy, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): “We congratulate Mr. Holleyman on his nomination. Upon his confirmation, we look forward to working with him to create strong trade agreements that create jobs and promote innovation.