Oct 06, 2015
Reallocation of Federal Spectrum Is a Must
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications' hearing on The Federal Spectrum Incentive Act (H.R. 1641): "Consumers need more spectrum for mobile broadband as they want and expect their tablets and smartphones will get video." Full Release
Oct 06, 2015
Sleep Technology Owners Report Improved Sleep, Better Overall Health According to New Research from National Sleep Foundation and CEA
Sixty percent of sleep technology owners say they’re more aware of their sleep patterns, according to the results of a new consumer research study released today at the inaugural Sleep Technology Summit & Expo in Santa Clara, CA. Conducted jointly by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, Consumer Awareness and Perceptions of Sleep Technology explored consumer satisfaction and interest related to the growing sleep technology segment. Full Release
Oct 05, 2015
CEA Applauds U.S., 11 Other Nations for Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): “With continued expansion of the digital economy and global supply chain, international trade is a driving force of revenue for U.S. businesses large and small."
Oct 01, 2015
CEA: Airbnb Deserves a Home in D.C.
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the D.C. City Council’s proposals to heavily regulate Airbnb: “Airbnb helps D.C. visitors find affordable accommodations, while allowing D.C. citizens to earn supplemental income while sharing their love of this city. These ill-considered proposals will stifle innovation and prevent necessary competition in the hospitality industry."
Oct 01, 2015
Technology Industry Veteran, Rookie Honored for Contributions
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® tonight announced that James Williamson, electronics engineer, acclaimed musician, and former vice president of technical standards at Sony Electronics, received the prestigious Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award during the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day at the Fairmont Washington in Washington, D.C. Also honored this evening was CEA intern Michelle Tham, who received second place honors in this year’s World Standards Day Paper Competition. Full Release
Sep 29, 2015
CEA Commends House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee for Addressing the Power and Potential of the Sharing Economy
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today's House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing entitled, "The Disrupter Series: How the Sharing Economy Creates Jobs, Benefits Consumers, and Raises Policy Questions:" "As Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) said, 'The sharing economy is an example of American innovation at its finest,' and we couldn't agree more. Full Release
Sep 25, 2015
CEA Mourns the Loss of 3M Marketing Alum Bob Burnett
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® mourns the loss of Bob Burnett, a 30-year marketing veteran at 3M and active CEA member, who supported critical consumer innovations like VHS video recording technology in the 1970s and 80s. Full Release
Sep 25, 2015
Exhaustion of North America’s IPv4 Addresses Underscores Need for Continued CE Industry Action on IPv6
Citing yesterday’s long-expected announcement that the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) IPv4 Internet address pool has finally been exhausted, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today emphasized the need for consumer technology companies to continue joint efforts to move the industry to IPv6. Full Release
Sep 24, 2015
CEA Proves Continued Commitment to Employees, Receives Seventh Consecutive CARE Award
For the seventh consecutive year, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has been selected by the Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) as a 2015 CARE Award winner. The CARE (Companies As Responsive Employers) Award recognizes local organizations in Northern Virginia who are leaders in providing a workplace that is committed to helping employees maintain a healthy work-life balance. Full Release
Sep 23, 2015
CEA Research: More Consumers Going Online to Research Tech Accessories, but Still Buying In Stores
Almost two-thirds of U.S. consumers (62 percent) and more than three-quarters of millennials (77 percent) now go online via computer or mobile device to learn about tech accessories before deciding which product to buy, according to new research from the Consumer Electronic Association (CEA)®. The 2nd Annual Accessories at Retail study, which examines how and where consumers are purchasing their tech accessories, shows the digital age is making it easier for consumers to research tech products—although fewer U.S. consumers are making their final purchases online using a computer (30 percent) or mobile (seven percent).