Nov 06, 2014
CEA Statement on FTC Settlement Against Patent Extortionist
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement against the patent extortionist who used deceptive tactics to threaten small businesses of patent infringement: “We commend the FTC for focusing on the deception and harm caused by patent trolls – extortionists that bleed $80 billion a year from the U.S. economy and who engage in fraudulent conduct." Full Release
Nov 05, 2014
Let's Get to Work: CEA Stands Ready, Encouraged to Support New Congress
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, in the wake of last night’s congressional midterm elections: “With the midterm elections behind us, we stand ready to embrace the incoming Congress with a renewed sense of optimism. While we congratulate the Republican Party on its victory in the Senate, we also urge GOP leaders to commit to changing the stifling, partisan atmosphere that has plagued the Senate with inaction – and the appearance of indifference.
Nov 05, 2014
CEA Congratulates FTC on 100 Year Anniversary
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) 100th anniversary: “As the FTC celebrates this week its 100 years of service to the American people, we applaud the Commission’s consistent and balanced understanding that markets must have the flexibility to innovate, while still being responsive to consumer needs. We share the very same perspective in the consumer technology industry, because innovation is not only expected but encouraged."
Nov 03, 2014
Inventors, Pioneers, Industry Executives and a Hollywood Starlet Sharing Honors at 2014 Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame Awards
Without the contributions from the 2014 class of the Consumer Electronics (CE) Hall of Fame –produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® - digital photography, personalized Internet music streaming radio, computer routing, and secure communications via cell phone, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi might never have happened. Full Release
Oct 31, 2014
Industries Celebrate Anniversary of FAA's Policy Expanding Use of Electronics Products on Flights
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and airline industry celebrate the first anniversary of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to end restrictive in-flight policies on Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs). In 2013, CEA and other stakeholders served on the FAA’s PEDs Aviation Rulemaking Committee, helping pave the way for expanded use of electronics devices during takeoff and landing on commercial flights. Full Release
Oct 31, 2014
CEA: Ridesharing is Part of Nevada's Transportation Solution
The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding this week’s ruling by Nevada’s Clark County District Court to end the state’s temporary restraining order on the ridesharing service Uber. CEA is the producer of the International CES®, the world’s largest gathering of the global technology community, which brings more than 150,000 visitors to Las Vegas each January.
Oct 28, 2014
Pre-Holiday Consumer Sentiment Toward Tech Spending Suggests ‘Wait and See’ Approach as Holiday Season Nears
The latest data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® shows consumer confidence toward technology spending in October slipped, while sentiment toward the overall economy increased. Full Release
Oct 23, 2014
A New Dimension: Three Quarters of 3D Printer Owners Report High Daily and Weekly Usage, Finds New CEA Study
According to a study released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, three quarters of 3D printer owners (76 percent) report using their 3D printers daily or several times a week. The new report, Eye on Emerging Technology: 3D Printing, examines the global market for consumer 3D printers and focuses specifically on consumer awareness and perceptions, price sensitivity and potential applications. Full Release
Oct 17, 2014
CEA Praises FCC's High-Band Spectrum Exploration
The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) open meeting: “We are pleased the Commission is responding to the forward-looking recommendation of the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council by initiating an exploration into how high-band spectrum can be used to support next generation mobile wireless services."
Oct 17, 2014
CEA Commends White House on Nomination of Michelle Lee to Head PTO
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® , regarding President Obama’s nomination of Michelle Lee as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO): “Michelle Lee is an outstanding choice to run the Patent and Trademark Office. She brings a key understanding of how our patent system can support and catalyze American innovation. We urge the Senate to approve her nomination as expeditiously as possible.”