Jun 25, 2014
CEA: Supreme Court’s Aereo Ruling Disappointing But Narrow Focus and Affirmation of Sony Betamax Fair Use Doctrine Provide Some Solace For Innovation
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo Inc. case: “We are disappointed that the Supreme Court today ruled against innovator Aereo, but are pleased the Court said it favored future innovation and specifically referred to the Sony Betamax principles of fair use as a safety valve for new services and technologies. We especially appreciate Justice Scalia’s powerful dissent describing how innovation is often opposed by incumbents who make false, ‘the sky is falling’ predictions about the future.
Jun 24, 2014
Consumer Sentiment on Economy and Tech Spending Reaches 2014 Highs, According to CEA Indexes
Consumer confidence toward both the overall economy and technology spending saw solid increases in June and reached their highest levels of 2014, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®.
Jun 24, 2014
CEA Updates Characteristics for Ultra High-Definition Displays
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced updated core characteristics for Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs, monitors and projectors for the home. As devised and approved by CEA’s Video Division Board, these characteristics build on the first-generation UHD characteristics released by CEA in October 2012. Full Release
Jun 23, 2014
In-home Consumer Electronics Multiply but Electricity Usage per Home Falls, Finds New CEA Study
Despite their significantly higher market penetration in U.S. homes, consumer electronics (CE) now account for a lower percentage of electricity usage per household than they did three years ago, according to new research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The study Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2013 says CE devices accounted for just 12 percent of residential electricity consumption in the U.S. last year, a nine percent drop from their energy consumption share in 2010 (13.2 percent). Full Release
Jun 20, 2014
CEA Named as Top Workplace by Washington Post
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that it was selected as a Washington Post Top Workplace for 2014, as unveiled in today’s issue of The Washington Post. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback from an independent survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, gauging satisfaction with benefits, their job and leadership. Full Release
Jun 20, 2014
CEA Supports Sens. Rubio and Booker on Bipartisan Spectrum Bill
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today’s introduction of the bipartisan Wi-Fi Innovation Act by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.): “We applaud Senators Rubio and Booker for taking a bipartisan approach toward identifying new spectrum for unlicensed uses.
Jun 18, 2014
CEA Foundation Named 2014 Power of A Gold Award Winner by ASAE
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has selected the CEA Foundation as a 2014 “Power of A” Gold Award winner. The “Power of A” Awards recognize a select number of organizations annually that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world. The CEA Foundation, which is affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is being recognized for its work supporting innovative nonprofits linking seniors and people with disabilities with technology that enhances their lives. Full Release
Jun 16, 2014
Unlicensed Spectrum Generates $62 Billion Annually for U.S. Economy, According to New CEA Study
Unlicensed spectrum – the radio spectrum that allows entrepreneurs to harness a communications medium in order to connect people and devices wirelessly – generates $62 billion a year for the U.S. economy, according to a new report from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The report, Unlicensed Spectrum and the American Economy , examines the economic impact of unlicensed spectrum based on a device’s incremental retail sale value, a metric that takes into account only the fraction of the sales price attributable to unlicensed spectrum.
Jun 16, 2014
SAE International and the Consumer Electronics Association Form Cooperative Partnership
SAE International and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® have signed a two-year memorandum of understanding to build a cooperative partnership in the standardization of vehicle electronics and consumer electronics products to improve the driving experience. Both organizations will share information on existing and future standards development in the overlapping areas between consumer electronics and ground vehicles. Full Release
Jun 12, 2014
CEA Commends Sen. Rubio for Introduction of the Wireless Innovation Act
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the introduction of the Wireless Innovation Act by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): “Spectrum is the fuel for innovation, providing our nation with the mobility, personalization and ‘anytime/anywhere’ connectivity we have come to depend on. We commend Senator Rubio for introducing this forward-looking approach, which is an important step to help ensure that our commercial spectrum supply can meet consumer demand. Full Release