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Company Overview of Consumer Electronics Association

Company Overview

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is a business association of consumer electronics (CE) companies that promotes collaboration between technology manufacturing companies, retail companies, and consumers. The organization facilitates CE industry growth in terms of innovation and interoperability of products by developing industry standards and technical specifications. In addition, it advocates the interests of the industry in government and legal affairs; provides research library facilities, workshops, and educational programs; and offers technical training and certification programs. CEA's members include companies involved in design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integ...

1919 South Eads Street

Arlington, VA 22202

United States

Founded in 1924

Phone:

703-907-7600

Fax:

703-907-7675

Key Executives for Consumer Electronics Association

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of International CES & Corporate Business Strategy
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Consumer Electronics Association Key Developments

SAE International and the Consumer Electronics Association Form Cooperative Partnership

SAE International and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have signed a two-year memorandum of understanding to build a cooperative partnership in the standardization of vehicle electronics and consumer electronics products to improve the driving experience. Both organizations will share information on existing and future standards development in the overlapping areas between consumer electronics and ground vehicles. This is an important step in SAE Internationals continual efforts to reach out to and work with leading standards organizations around the world.

Consumer Electronics Association Announces Formation of Health and Fitness Technology Division

Consumer Electronics Association announced the newly formed Health and Fitness Technology Division, a response to the growing role consumer electronics devices are playing in improving health and fitness. The Division, originating as the Health and Fitness Technology Working Group in 2010, has made several valuable contributions to the industry during the past four years.

Consumer Electronics Association Brings Hi-Res Audio to the 2014 International CES

The Consumer Electronics Association announced the Hi-Res Audio Experience, a new TechZone featured at the upcoming 2014 International CES(R). Produced by CEA, the Hi-Res Audio Experience will showcase the latest high-resolution audio content coming to market and the latest technologies that will give consumers higher quality listening experience. The 2014 CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and is scheduled to run January 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Located in The Venetian's Bellini Ballroom, the Hi-Res Audio Experience is anchored by hi-res digital download pioneer and leader HD Tracks and features companies including Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez Store, Blue Coast Music, Mytek Digital and Native DSD. A variety of hi-res audio products also will be demonstrated or on display in the Tech Zone. In addition, several manufacturers will have hi-res products on display in their rooms in the Venetian Tower and in their booths across the CES show floor. In addition to cutting edge exhibits, the Hi-Res Audio Experience will feature its own conference track at the 2014 CES with sessions including welcome to the Hi-Res Music World, 1-2 p.m., January 7Featuring top executives from both major and independent labels who will discuss, along with their digital retail partners, the challenges and opportunities associated with licensing and distributing hi-res music. Meet the Hi-Res Music Creators, 3-4 p.m., January 7Exploring topics including the key advantages to working in hi-res formats; the availability of recording tools; and the importance of meta data in enhancing the overall listening experience. Hi-Res Audio for Every Lifestyle, 1-2 p.m., January 8Examining the variety of hi-res devices that are available and the challenges related to marketing and promoting them. CEA research shows that consumers are ready to embrace high resolution audio. The research indicates that the appeal of high quality audio electronics extends beyond enthusiasts and that the appeal of hi-res audio extends far beyond higher quality audio devices. CEA finds four in ten (39 percent) of consumers with a moderate interest in audio indicate they are willing to pay more for high quality audio electronics devices and that nearly six out of ten (60%) of consumers with a moderate interest in audio are willing to pay more for higher quality digital music. Nine in ten consumers say sound quality is the most important component of a quality audio experience. The 2014 CES will feature 20 market-specific TechZones highlighting innovation across 15 different product categories.

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