Dec 23, 2014
Consumer Sentiment Toward Overall Economy Hits New Record
Following a strong November showing, consumer sentiment toward the overall economy reached a record level in December, according to the latest data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Consumer sentiment toward tech spending, however, decreased in December. Full Release
Dec 19, 2014
Innovators Unite! CEA Welcomes adidas, L’Oréal, Lyft Among New Members
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that several high-profile members have recently joined CEA’s diverse and influential stable of innovators. Sports apparel and health device manufacturer adidas and global athletic and lifestyle brand New Balance, ridesharing companies Lyft and Ridescout, watchmaker Timex and global beauty company L’Oréal are now among the 2,000-plus members of CEA, the association representing the consumer technology and innovations industries. Full Release
Dec 18, 2014
CEA and Japan Audio Society to Collaborate on Hi-Res Audio Promotions
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the Japan Audio Society (JAS) today announced a new partnership to help promote and support the marketplace growth of High-Resolution Audio (Hi-Res Audio or HRA) devices and content. Specifically, the organizations have agreed to make the HRA logo, developed and administered by JAS, available for use by CEA members. CEA also has agreed to utilize and promote the logo to its members and consumers.
Dec 17, 2014
CEA Applauds Senate Confirmation of FCC Commissioner O'Rielly For a Second Term
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Senate's confirmation of Michael O'Rielly as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a second term: “We applaud the Senate for once again confirming Mike O’Rielly to the FCC. During his first term with the commission, he has used his extensive experience to tackle the difficult issues on the FCC’s agenda, and showed strong leadership on spectrum reallocation and other issues vital to innovation and our nation’s economic growth."
Dec 17, 2014
CEA Applauds Liberalization of U.S. Relations with Cuba
New course offers new market opportunities for U.S. companies and new hope for Cuban citizens
The following statement is attributed to Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® President and CEO Gary Shapiro in response to today’s announcement by President Obama updating the U.S. policy approach toward Cuba: “We commend President Obama for taking steps designed to promote the emergence of a democratic, prosperous, and stable Cuba." Full Release
Dec 16, 2014
CEA, MECP Release Second Edition of Master Installation Technician Study Guide
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that its Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals (MECP) program has released the Master Installation Technician Study Guide, Second Edition. Designed as a comprehensive study resource for the highest level of certification available for a mobile electronics technician, the expanded guide covers the material necessary to achieve Master Installation Technician status. Full Release
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 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 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 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