Sep 02, 2014
CEA Foundation Extends Grant to Selfhelp; Foundation’s First Grantee Continues to Change Lives
The CEA Foundation announced that it will continue to support its first grantee, Selfhelp Community Services, as Selfhelp seeks to extend and enhance the Virtual Senior Center (VSC) within the communities they are working. Selfhelp intends to implement the lessons learned in its first phase and incorporate those lessons moving forward with its participants, facilitators, project sites, other community partners and independent evaluator. Full Release
Sep 02, 2014
We Have Lost A Legend: Long Time CE Industry Leader, CES Founder and Decorated U.S. Veteran Jack Wayman Dies at Age 92
International CES® founder and consumer electronics (CE) industry legend Jack Wayman died Saturday, August 30 of natural causes at the age of 92, announced Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “The consumer electronics industry has lost a legend and, more personally, I have lost a great friend and mentor,” said Shapiro.
Aug 28, 2014
Energy Efficient Set-Top Boxes Saving Consumers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
A new report released today shows that the voluntary set-top box energy conservation agreement between the pay-TV industry, consumer electronics manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates has saved American consumers approximately $168 million in energy bills. According to the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes 2013 Annual Report
, the improved energy efficiency of set-top boxes also represents a savings of nearly 842,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. This is equivalent to the output of one-half of a large (500MW) power plant.
Aug 26, 2014
Consumer Confidence on Economic Spending Hits New High for 2014 According to CEA Indexes
Consumer sentiment towards the economy reached its highest level of 2014 in August, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release
Aug 25, 2014
CEA Applauds Illinois Governor’s Support for Uber and Lyft
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of House Bill 4075, also known as “The Uber Bill,” and House Bill 5331: “We applaud Governor Quinn’s decision to support innovation and competition, and give the people of Illinois the transportation choices they deserve. By recognizing the value of innovators such as Uber and Lyft, the governor is protecting existing jobs and creating new employment opportunities for the state. House Bills 4075 and 5331 were misguided attempts to protect entrenched taxi monopolies, which would have driven up transportation costs and hurt Illinois’ economy."
Aug 25, 2014
CEA Foundation Awards Grant to Gallaudet University for Video Series on Effective Technologies for Consumers with Hearing Loss
The CEA Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, announced its support for the Technology Access Program at Gallaudet University, in a grant to teach consumers with hearing loss about the effective use of their hearing devices with telecommunications technologies. With this CEA Foundation grant, Gallaudet plans to produce eight instructional videos during the course of the upcoming year-long project. This program will support the CEA Foundation’s mission of linking seniors and people with disabilities with technology to enhance their lives. Full Release
Aug 21, 2014
NRSC to Recognize 35th Anniversary at 2014 Radio Show
A breakfast reception to recognize the 35th anniversary of the formation of the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) will take place on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the 2014 Radio Show in Indianapolis, IN. The Radio Show is produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Full Release
Aug 20, 2014
Majority of Online Consumers Now Own Tablets, Shows Latest CEA Research
More than half (54 percent) of online U.S. consumers indicate they own tablets, a four percentage point increase since January, according to research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Consumer Outlook on Tablets (August 2014 Edition), a semi-annual report examining trend information on consumer behavior and sentiment regarding tablets, also shows tablet owners' purchase intent for all consumer electronics devices increased to 62 percent since January – a nine percentage point jump. Full Release
Aug 19, 2014
CEA Discouraged by NAB’s Incentive Spectrum Auction Lawsuit Against FCC
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the recent lawsuit filed by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking review of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadcast television incentive auction Order: “It is discouraging to see the broadcast television industry reject the FCC’s carefully crafted compromises. Litigating against the incentive auction undermines and delays innovation."
Aug 18, 2014
CEA Foundation Extends Grant to Lighthouse Guild’s Technology Center
The CEA Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), announced it will continue to support Lighthouse Guild with a second annual grant for The Henry A. Grunwald Technology Center. The Center is comprised of a dedicated team of technology professionals who provide instruction, training, demonstrations and forums, both on-site and virtually on the web, utilizing cutting-edge technologies to significantly enhance the lives of people who are visually impaired. Full Release