Jul 02, 2014
CEA: Next Head of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should be a Proponent of Patent Litigation Reform
The following statement can be attributed to Michael Petricone, senior vice president of Government and Legal Affairs at the Consumer Electronics Association® regarding the nomination of the next executive director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: “We are concerned, and frankly puzzled, by the potential nomination of Philip Johnson as executive director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office."
Jul 02, 2014
CEA Applauds Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Gov. McAuliffe for Reversing Ban on Uber, Lyft
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®: “We are encouraged by reports that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is taking steps to allow innovative transportation network providers Uber and Lyft to operate in the Commonwealth. As we noted from the moment the DMV issued a ‘cease-and-desist’ order to these companies, denying them the ability to operate in Virginia is anti-consumer, anti-jobs and directly at odds with Virginia’s reputation as a pro-business state."
Jun 26, 2014
CEA Earns Hearing Loss Association of America’s National Access Award
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® received the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) 2014 National Access Award in recognition of CEA’s continued advocacy for emerging technologies that help improve the lives of people with hearing loss. HLAA is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss and promotes new technology, medical research and legislation that will alleviate the effects of hearing loss. Full Release
Jun 26, 2014
CEA Remembers Innovative Retailer and CE Hall of Fame Inductee, Richard Sharp
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® mourns the passing of Richard Sharp, former president and CEO of electronics retailer, Circuit City. Sharp led the company through its period of greatest growth and helped to make it one of the nation’s premier big box superstore retailers. In 2008, Sharp was inducted into CEA’s CE Hall of Fame for his leadership and unique vision. The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA: Full Release
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.