Sep 11, 2014
NRSC Announces New DRB Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Glynn Walden, senior vice president, CBS Radio, and Jackson Wang, president and CEO, e-Radio, Inc. have been selected to co-chair the National Radio Systems Committee’s (NRSC’s) Digital Radio Broadcast (DRB) Subcommittee. The NRSC is a technical standards-setting body co-sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release
Sep 11, 2014
CEA Welcomes House Legislative Amendment on Service Parts Issue
Following the House passage of the EPS Service Parts Act of 2014, H.R. 5057, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today issued the following statement, attributable to Doug Johnson, vice president, technology policy, CEA: Full Release
Sep 08, 2014
CEA Foundation Extends OATS Grant for Innovative Technology Center for Seniors
The CEA Foundation announced its continued support of the Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) and the OATS project which began last year at the Senior Planet Exploration Center in Manhattan, the nation's first technology-themed community center for older adults. The Senior Planet Exploration Center fits with the CEA Foundation’s mission by empowering older adults to harness the power of technology to change the way they age. Full Release
Sep 04, 2014
CEA Commends Naming of Megan Smith and Alexander Macgillivray to Top White House Technology Posts
The White House today announced it has named Megan Smith as the next Chief Technology Officer and Alexander Macgillivray as deputy Chief Technology Officer. The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA): "We applaud the White House for naming Megan Smith as U.S. CTO and Alexander Macgillivray as deputy CTO. Both are exceptional technology leaders."
Sep 03, 2014
CEA and Mobile Electronics Group Announce Fall 2014 CarTech Demo Days
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and Mobile Electronics Group will sponsor the 2014 CarTech Demo Days to engage consumers and support automotive electronics retailers across the country. The nationwide promotion drives consumers to local automotive technology retail stores for in-store events every weekend in November, introducing these customers to the latest in-vehicle car-tech innovations. Full Release
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."