Nearly a quarter of high-definition television (HDTV) owners in the U.S. (22 percent) purchased their televisions for the specific purpose of watching the Super Bowl, according to the forthcoming Sports and Technology Study V by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. No other sporting event comes close to prompting that many purchases of HDTVs. Accordingly, more adults surveyed identify themselves as fans of football (79 percent) than any other sport, including baseball (53 percent), basketball (51 percent), racing (28 percent) and hockey (27 percent). Full Release
Millennials – a generation of consumers currently between the ages of 13 and 31– are not only heavy consumers of electronics products, they also exert considerable influence on others when it comes to buying consumer electronics (CE) devices, according to a new study released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The study, Millennials: The New Face of Retail, examined how Millennials learn and research CE devices, where and why they purchase CE and their influence on others in purchasing CE. Full Release
U.S. ownership rates for tablet computers saw a sharp increase in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to new research released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. CEA’s Consumer Outlook on Tablets: Q1 2013 shows that tablet ownership rates among online U.S. consumers reached 38 percent as of December 2012, up seven percent from the previous quarter. The report examined trend information on consumer behavior and sentiment regarding the sale and use of tablet computers between October and December 2012. Full Release
The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association® on the bipartisan Senate immigration proposal: Full Release
The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association® following today’s introduction of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act by Representative Todd Young (R-IN) and 121 bipartisan co-sponsors: Full Release
The following statement is attributable to Julie Kearney, vice president of regulatory affairs, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, following comments filed today with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding voluntary broadcast spectrum auctions: Full Release
Last evening, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®, along with the Computer and Communications Industry Association and the Internet Association, filed a joint amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of Dish Networks ("Dish"). Full Release
Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses (William Morrow) by Gary Shapiro debuted at No. 3 on the New York Times Best Sellers Hardcover Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list, No. 2 on the Wall Street Journal hardcover business list; No. 3 on the Washington Post hardcover nonfiction list, No. 6 on the Wall Street Journal hardcover nonfiction list, and No. 47 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today. Shapiro is the president and CEO of CEA. Full Release
Consumer confidence in the overall economy and technology both fell in January, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. These declines are consistent with post-holiday results in previous years. Full Release
CEA today applauded the announcement by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that the FCC will be kicking off a government-wide effort to increase Wi-Fi speeds and alleviate Wi-Fi congestion at major hubs, such as airports, convention centers and large conference gatherings. Chairman Genachowski made the announcement in his one-on-one session with CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro on the second day of the 2013 International CES, the world’s largest annual innovation event, owned and produced by CEA. Full Release
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