The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Michelle Lee for Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. PTO): “We urge the Senate to act quickly and confirm Michelle Lee as the next head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office." Full Release
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announces the grand opening of its new Capitol Hill townhouse, named the CEA Innovation House. The expansion gives CEA a geographic presence on Capitol Hill and a venue for educating policymakers and staff by directly allowing them to see and experience the latest technology helping to drive our innovation economy. CEA will use Innovation house to host a variety of policy-related events including fundraisers, lobby days, educational presentations and the annual CES on the Hill. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today it was named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. This is the fifth consecutive year that CEA has been honored by the program, which recognizes the 100 best places of employment in Virginia benefiting the state’s economy, its work force and businesses. Full Release
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, recognizing Ralph H. Baer, inventor of the home video game system and 2011 CE Hall of Fame honoree, who passed away Dec. 6, 2014, at the age of 92. “Few people can claim to have invented a multi-billion dollar industry, but that is exactly what Ralph Baer did in 1966 when he created the first home video game system."
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) chairmanship of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet: “We congratulate Rep. Issa and are confident he will lead the House IP subcommittee in the same problem-solving manner that he led the House Oversight Committee and our industry association. Full Release
More than half (58 percent) of shoppers who use mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, indicate they prefer to look up information on their devices while shopping, rather than talk to store employees – especially among men and shoppers aged 25-44 - according to a new report released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release
An estimated 51.2 million American adults (45 percent of all shoppers) bought or planned to buy consumer technology products during the 2014 Thanksgiving shopping weekend, according to a new survey released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. CEA’s 2014 Black Friday Report also finds that while overall shopping traffic was down slightly this holiday weekend compared to last year, several areas saw notable growth, including reported spending per person and tech purchases. Full Release
Consumer confidence toward technology spending surged in November ahead of Black Friday and the peak holiday shopping season, according to the latest data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Consumer sentiment toward the overall economy decreased slightly in November, but remains higher than last year. Full Release
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the White House’s executive action on immigration: "We appreciate President Obama's efforts to make minor incremental improvements to the high-skilled visa and STEM visa programs and look forward to seeing more details. Still, our high-skilled immigration system needs a complete overhaul, which can’t be fixed with an executive action. Full Release
Consumer survey is part of CEA’s ongoing recycling education and outreach efforts
A new study from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® shows electronics recycling receives continued support among consumers. According to the Recycling and Reuse Study, 2014 Edition, more than four-fifths of U.S. adults (82 percent) say recycling their old electronics is important or very important to them, and one-third of consumers surveyed (30 percent) recycled electronics products in the last year, a four percent increase from 2012.
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