The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, in regard to the introduction of the Startup Act from Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.): “American startups are responsible for strengthening our economy, driving significant job growth and bringing innovative new products to market." Full Release
This month at the 2015 International CES®, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® awarded Eric Bodley the 2015 TechHome Leadership Award for his more than 30 years of service to the consumer electronics (CE) industry. Bodley is currently the president and CEO of Future Ready Solutions™, and his past experience includes retail, custom installation, manufacturing and developing the In-Home Audio/Video Specialist training program, a widely used sales and installation process with custom installation companies. Full Release
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the release of guidelines regulating the easement of trade, travel and tourism with Cuba, and identifying key products from the technology sector – primarily for communication and dissemination of information – that will be allowed greater export potential beginning today: "While we are still assessing the broader implications and means to comply with the new rules, this move should open new doors for our innovative technologies, small businesses and U.S. export potential."
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation draft legislation providing clear rules for open and unfettered access to the Internet: “We thank Chairman Upton and Chairman Thune for drafting clear, simple, non-bureaucratic legislation that would preserve an open Internet, while encouraging competition among Internet Service Providers and investment in the Internet." Full Release
The following statement is attributed to Douglas Johnson, vice president, technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the reintroduction of the ENERGY STAR Regulatory Improvement Act by Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.), legislation that would provide an alternate to the ENERGY STAR program’s third-party certification requirement for consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers with a demonstrated track record of compliance: “We commend Representative Womack for reintroducing this important bill, which recognizes that a costly, time-consuming, one-size-fits-all approach to the ENERGY STAR program isn’t the most effective means of improving energy efficiency." Full Release
Following today's introduction of the Immigration Innovation (I-Squared) Act of 2015 by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® issued the following statement that can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA: "The bipartisan ‘I-Squared Act’ is a long overdue step toward addressing our nation’s shortage of high-skilled workers." Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has released its third book, Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery Publishing). In this provocative new book, which debuted last week at the 2015 International CES® and is available for sale nationwide today, 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.
Today at the 2015 International CES®, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and U.S. Tech Vets celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of USTechVets.org, an online community to connect the one million U.S. service members who are transitioning back into civilian life with employment opportunities in the technology industry. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the winners for the 2015 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by CEA’s TechHome Division and CE Pro Magazine. The Mark of Excellence awards recognize the best in custom integration and installed technology from manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators across more than 30 award categories. Full Release
While the television continues to provide the best quality picture and viewing experience, the way content is being discovered and consumed is changing dramatically, especially for millennials. According to the preliminary results of the second NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® joint research study on consumers’ attitudes toward television viewing, just 55 percent of millennials use TVs as their primary viewing platform, while streaming devices – laptops, tablets, and smartphones – are poised to dominate their viewing preferences. Full Release
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