Oct 17, 2014
CEA Praises FCC's High-Band Spectrum Exploration
The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) open meeting: “We are pleased the Commission is responding to the forward-looking recommendation of the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council by initiating an exploration into how high-band spectrum can be used to support next generation mobile wireless services."
Oct 17, 2014
CEA Commends White House on Nomination of Michelle Lee to Head PTO
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® , regarding President Obama’s nomination of Michelle Lee as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO): “Michelle Lee is an outstanding choice to run the Patent and Trademark Office. She brings a key understanding of how our patent system can support and catalyze American innovation. We urge the Senate to approve her nomination as expeditiously as possible.”
Oct 16, 2014
CEA Publishes Accessibility Resource Center
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is pleased to announce the publication of its Accessibility Resource Center, a resource guide that helps CEA members meet the new upcoming federal accessibility requirements. With the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) implementation of the Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) winding down – and compliance deadlines beginning – CEA has compiled its guides, comments, and other actions into a single resource for quick reference.
Oct 16, 2014
CEA and Parks Associates Find Twenty Percent of U.S. Broadband Households To Acquire One or More Smart Home Devices Within the Next Year
A new survey released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and Parks Associates shows continued strong growth of smart home products in U.S. homes, as 20 percent of households with broadband intend to acquire one or more smart home devices within the next year. According the study Internet of Things: Smart Home Devices and Controllers, which examines the marketplace for smart home devices and systems, half (48 percent) of those surveyed who own a smart home device are under 35-years-old. Full Release
Oct 10, 2014
CEA Applauds President's Renomination of FCC Commissioner O'Rielly
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding President Obama’s renomination of Michael O'Rielly as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): “We applaud President Obama for his decision to once again nominate Mike O'Rielly to the FCC, and encourage the Senate to deliver another unanimous confirmation."
Oct 09, 2014
New Study Shows Consumer Interest in More Affordable, Easier-to-Purchase Hearing Loss Solutions
A new study released today of adult Americans with hearing loss, shows that only one in 25 of those surveyed now own Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) and nearly 40 percent are interested in over-the-counter products to help them hear better. Additionally, more than two-thirds of those consumers want a more streamlined process for purchasing hearing assistance products.
Oct 08, 2014
CEA Praises Chairman Wyden's Leadership on Protecting U.S. Cloud Computing Industry
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden’s “How U.S. Mass Surveillance Programs Are Impacting the Digital Economy” Roundtable: “I applaud Chairman Wyden’s forward-thinking approach on this critical issue, which has put consumers at odds with American businesses."
Oct 08, 2014
CEA Commends D.C.City Council on Pro-Consumer, Pro-Ridesharing Vote
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the D.C. City Council’s passage of a ridesharing legalization bill on Tuesday: "The D.C. Council's unanimous decision is a great step forward and a true confirmation of the value of innovative technologies like Lyft and Uber. We appreciate the Council's efforts in ensuring consumers continue to have access to safe and reliable transportation options, and look forward to the bill becoming law later this month."
Oct 07, 2014
CEA Hosts First-Ever Trilateral Energy Efficiency Roundtable on Consumer Electronics
Prominent government officials and consumer electronics (CE) industry representatives from Canada, Mexico and the United States held the first-ever Trilateral Energy Efficiency Roundtable Monday afternoon at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The meeting focused on energy-efficiency policy alignment opportunities and challenges particular to the CE industry.
Oct 03, 2014
Holiday Season Tech Spending to Reach Record Levels, According to CEA’s 21st Annual Holiday Forecast
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® predicts the 2014 holiday season will see the highest levels of consumer spending on consumer electronics (CE) since CEA began tracking holiday spending in 1994. According to CEA’s holiday outlook released today, total tech spending during the holidays will increase 2.5 percent (up from 0.9 percent growth in 2013) to reach a record $33.76 billion during the 2014 holiday season. Full Release