Dec 15, 2014
The Power of CES: Unprecedented FCC, FTC Engagement at 2015 Show
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that, for the first time ever, every sitting commissioner from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will participate in the 2015 International CES® Innovation Policy conference track. Owned and produced by CEA, CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dec 12, 2014
CEA Regrets Failure of Conclusion on ITA
The following statement is attributed to Sage Chandler, vice president of international trade, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today’s announcement at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA) negotiations. Chandler was in Geneva, Switzerland for the entirety of the talks: Full Release
Dec 12, 2014
CEA Applauds Senate Passage of EPS Service Parts Act
The following statement is attributed to Doug Johnson, vice president, technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Senate’s approval of legislation that amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exempt external power supplies (EPS) for four years from energy conservation standards established by the Department of Energy in 2014: “We applaud the Senate’s passage of this important technical amendment, which recognizes the need for replacement chargers for products manufactured before the effective date of DOE’s latest regulation.
Dec 11, 2014
CEA Praises FCC's Next Steps on TV Incentive Auctions
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) open meeting: “The FCC faces a tough challenge running the world’s first spectrum incentive auction, and deserves tremendous credit for its work in developing an auction process that can work for stakeholders and broadcasters alike." Full Release
Dec 10, 2014
Advocate for Innovation: CEA Releases Tech Agenda for the 114th Congress
In letters sent Tuesday to congressional leadership in both chambers, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® outlined the consumer technology industry’s top legislative priorities for 2015. The letters urge leaders to advance critical priories like patent litigation reform, strategic immigration reform, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the USA FREEDOM Act in the first 100 days of Congress. “Members of Congress must move quickly on an innovation agenda that fuels our economy and creates jobs, attracts and retains the world’s best and brightest talent, and protects consumers’ digital privacy,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. Full Release
Dec 10, 2014
Tops in Tech: CEA Receives NVTC’s Associate Member of the Year Award
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and honorary member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) board, in response to the NVTC naming CEA as its Associate Member of the Year: “What an honor to receive this award from such an important and influential group of technology leaders. CEA strives to make Northern Virginia more business-friendly, help attract the best and brightest tech talent to the area, and advocate for pro-innovation policies that make the commonwealth an attractive and effective place to do business.