In 2012, the consumer electronics (CE) industry will surpass $200 billion in overall revenues in the U.S. for the first time, according to the latest semi-annual industry forecast from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. CEA released the forecast this morning at the 2012 International CES®, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today awarded Walt Zerbe the 2012 TechHome Leadership Award for his 25-year involvement with the custom and commercial audio/video, automation, recording and pro-sound industries. Zerbe is a product manager for emerging technologies for Russound, and serves as vice chairman of the CEA Home Audio Division and chairman of the joint CEA/CEDIA R10 standards group. Previously, Zerbe served on the CEA TechHome division board, and was president of a custom low-voltage integration firm and audio product manager for On-Q/Legrand. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, today announced a total of $75,000 in donations to Green Chips and Repurpose AMERICA, local Las Vegas nonprofit organizations advancing clean energy and minimizing waste. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) will host a media lunch featuring Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) who will brief reporters on the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act. Wyden and Issa will discuss how the OPEN Act would fight rogue foreign websites without causing collateral damage to the innovators driving our economy. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today issued the following statement, attributable to Michael Petricone, senior vice president, government affairs, CEA, regarding the Oct. 5 letter from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today issued the following statement on President Obama’s submission to Congress of pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA: Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2012 International CES®. Jacobs' keynote will be part of the Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC) Program at the 2012 CES, focused on the role mobile technology plays in global innovation and economic growth in consumer electronics. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Full Release
Consumer sentiment in the overall economy is at its lowest point in the history of the CEA Indexes, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today. Consumer confidence in technology spending also fell in September. Full Release
Representative Joe Heck (R-NV) proposed legislation today to correct and improve inefficiencies in the visa application process for foreign business and leisure travelers to enter the United States. Full Release
The Office of Government Ethics has released proposed rules that would severely limit the ability of federal government employees to attend events sponsored by industry trade groups. The following statement in response to the proposed rules can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which owns and produces the International CES, the world's largest technology trade show, held each January in Las Vegas. Full Release
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