CEA Names 15 Industry Leaders to be Inducted into The 2013 CE Hall Of Fame

  CEA Names 15 Industry Leaders to be Inducted into The 2013 CE Hall Of Fame

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- May 10, 2013

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)^® today announced the 2013 class of
inductees into the Consumer Electronics (CE) Hall of Fame. The CE Hall of
Fame, created in 2000, honors visionaries in the consumer technology industry
who advance innovation and build a strong foundation for others to follow.

“I am inspired by the contributions that this group of leaders has made to our
industry,” said CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “Their vision, tenacity
and passion for technology have brought innovative products and services to
consumers worldwide. It is an honor to recognize them.”

The 2013 CE Hall of Fame inductees include company founders and inventors,
those who promote technology, and the retailers that educate and deliver
products to consumers. This year’s class also includes a large number of
teams, underscoring the importance of collaboration in the industry. The 2013
inductees are:

  *Samar Basu – worked on the lithium-ion battery at Bell Labs
  *Manning Greenberg – covered the CE industry for Home Furnishings Daily for
    decades
  *Marcian (Ted) Hoff – invented the microprocessor
  *Team: Jim Barton/Michael Ramsay – founders of TiVo, the first commercial
    DVR
  *Team: Gary Burrell/Min Kao – their marketing efforts introduced the public
    to GPS
  *Team: Katsuhiko Machida/Mikio Katayama – visionary work on LCD TVs at
    Sharp
  *Team: Len and Jim Tweten – specialty retailers who created Magnolia Audio
    Video
  *Team: Steven Van Slyke/Ching Tang – pioneering work led to OLED displays
  *Team: Meg Whitman/Pierre Omidyar – built eBay into a global online
    marketplace

The new class of inductees was selected by a panel of media and industry
professionals, who judged the nominations submitted online by manufacturers,
retailers and industry journalists.

The 15 new honorees will be inducted into the CE Hall of Fame during CEA’s
Industry Forum, to be held in Los Angeles, October 20-23, 2013. During the
event, CEA will host an awards dinner to honor the new class on Tuesday,
October 22, at the Century Plaza Hyatt Regency. More information about
registering for CEA’s Industry Forum and attending the Hall of Fame dinner is
available at CE.org.

To read the CE Hall of Fame booklet from last year’s dinner, visit: CE.org
(PDF). Complete inductee bios will appear in the 2013 program booklet as well
as online.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association
promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More
than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including
legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education,
industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and
strategic relationships.CEA also owns and produces the International CES –
The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into
CEA’s industry services.Find CEA online at CE.org, DeclareInnovation.com and
through social media: http://www.ce.org/social

UPCOMING EVENTS

  *Technology & Standards Spring Forum
    May 20-24, 2013, Denver, CO

  *CE Week
    June 24-28, 2013, New York, NY

  *CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits
    June 26-27, 2013, New York, NY

  *DMW Video
    September 18, 2013, New York, NY

  *2013 CEA Industry Forum
    October 20-23, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

  *17^th Annual CEO Summit
    October 23-25, 2013, Rancho Palo Verdes, CA

  *2014 International CES New York Press Preview
    November 12, 2013, New York, NY

  *2014 International CES
    January 7-10, 2014, Las Vegas, NV

Contact:

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Cindy Stevens, 703-907-7609
cstevens@CE.org
or
Mark Chisholm, 703-907-5229
mchisholm@CE.org
 
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