On March 16, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled a bold plan to address the nation’s shortage of wireless broadband capability by repurposing unused broadcast spectrum, but intense lobbying by broadcast television stations has stalled progress on this vital program. Today, the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA)® Innovation Movement launches the Spectrum Crunch Clock to help Americans visualize the economic costs of delay in spectrum reform. CEA’s Innovation Movement – over 100,000 engaged citizens who believe innovation is critical to American global leadership and economic growth – urges consumers to take action and write their Members of Congress in support of the need for more spectrum for new and innovative wireless broadband services. Full Release
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® President and CEO Gary Shapiro today announced that Brian Markwalter has been promoted to senior vice president, research and standards. Under Markwalter’s leadership, CEA’s Technology & Standards program hosts more than 70 groups that produce standards used in millions of consumer devices and are referenced by EPA, FCC and other government agencies. Markwalter also directs CEA’s market research department, which has a rich 75-year history of producing objective research, tracking sales data and forecasting trends. Full Release
Consumer confidence in technology and the overall economy both increased in April, according to the latest CEA Indexes released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® mourns the loss of Sony’s Norio Ohga. Ohga passed away on Saturday at the age of 81. Full Release
Consumer electronics industry leaders today launched the first-ever industry-wide electronics recycling initiative to recycle one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016, which would be a more than threefold increase over 2010. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® mourns the loss of Sidney Harman. Dr. Harman was executive chairman of Newsweek, chairman of the Academy for Polymathic Study at the University of Southern California, founder of Harman Industries and a Consumer Electronics (CE) Hall of Fame inductee. At the age of 92, Dr. Harman passed away Tuesday due to complications from acute myeloid leukemia. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the inaugural CEA TechHome Mediterraneo (THM) 50, an exclusive member list featuring the top 50 home technology integrators and installers in Italy. These top residential systems integrators will convene at the inaugural CEA TechHome Mediterraneo (THM) Summit scheduled October 3-5, 2011 in Stresa, Italy. Full Release
In response to today’s U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet subcommittee’s hearing, “Promoting Investment and Protecting Commerce Online: Legitimate Sites v. Parasites, Part II,” the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® released the following statement: Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® president and CEO Gary Shapiro today expressed confidence that the advancements announced today on the US-Colombia trade promotion agreement (TPA) will pave the way for its submission to Congress and final approval. Full Release
In response to the summit held today by the White House, “Spectrum Auctions: Unlocking the Innovative Potential of Wireless Broadband,” the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® released the following statement: Full Release
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