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Nov 20, 2014
CEA Statement on President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the White House’s executive action on immigration: "We appreciate President Obama's efforts to make minor incremental improvements to the high-skilled visa and STEM visa programs and look forward to seeing more details. Still, our high-skilled immigration system needs a complete overhaul, which can’t be fixed with an executive action. Full Release

Nov 19, 2014
CEA Statement on Senate's Down Vote on USA FREEDOM Act

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Senate’s failure to advance the USA FREEDOM Act: “We are disappointed with the Senate’s failure to advance the USA FREEDOM Act. The National Security Agency’s data collection activities have damaged the reputation of U.S. tech companies, costing the U.S. economy tens of millions of dollars, countless jobs and placing American companies at a competitive disadvantage. Full Release

Nov 19, 2014

NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® have for a second consecutive year jointly commissioned a consumer research study, this time to gather insight into the content discovery process and alternatives to live TV viewing.  Findings from the two-phase study will be presented in two co-branded research reports at the 2015 International CES® and NATPE||Miami in January 2015 with each presentation followed by a panel discussion of senior executives from the content and consumer electronics industries, CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and NATPE President and CEO Rod Perth announced today. Full Release

Nov 12, 2014
From Cowboys to Movie Stars: CEA Inducts 12 Industry Leaders into the 2014 CE Hall of Fame

At the15th annual Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame awards ceremony held for the first time in New York City, 12 industry leaders joined the 197 inventors, engineers, retailers, journalists and entrepreneurs inducted since 2000 who have helped provide products and services that entertain, inform and connect consumers. More than 200 industry professionals attended the event held at the Grand Hyatt New York. Full Release

Nov 11, 2014
CEA Announces Groundbreaking New Book at CES Unveiled New York

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the forthcoming release of its new book, Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery Publishing), on sale January 12, 2015. In this provocative new book, author Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CEA’s Chief Economist, explains why the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity, one that will rival the invention of the printing press for its transformational effects on every person, country and institution in the world. Full Release

Nov 11, 2014
DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and CEA Launch Year-Long Collaboration to Promote Latest and Greatest In Home Entertainment

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group today announced a new partnership to promote the latest Blu-ray Disc™ releases and emerging home entertainment technologies to consumers. The two organizations are collaborating to develop “The DEN (Digital Entertainment News) Presents Ben Lyons”, a year-long series of satellite media tours highlighting the most recent movie and television releases for home viewing and the best ways to purchase and watch them – physically through Blu-ray Disc and digitally through advanced Smart TVs and portable devices such as tablets, smartphones and computers. The tours will be hosted by renowned technophile and entertainment personality Ben Lyons.
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Nov 11, 2014
CEA Announces Availability of 4K Ultra HD Logo License

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that the licensing agreement for logos for use by manufacturers to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs (4K Ultra HD or 4K UHD), monitors and projectors for the home is now available. CEA also announced the availability of logo licensing agreements for promotional and educational use by retailers, buying groups, organizations and companies engaged in the 4K UHD ecosystem. Full Release

Nov 11, 2014
Leading Television Industry Players Line Up To Support ‘4K Ultra HD’

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that leading industry associations, technical organizations and retail groups have agreed to use “4K Ultra HD” and “4K UHD” as common terminology to describe the new generation of television products, technology and content. This will help provide clarity and consistency for consumers seeking to enhance their home entertainment experience with 4K Ultra HD. Full Release

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 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