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Press Release | October 25, 2021

Tech Companies Prioritize Flexible Work to Retain Talent, CTA Study Shows

Most technology companies (92%) say that providing flexible work arrangements, such as scheduling and remote work, is important for retaining employees, according to the newly released Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® Future of Work Study

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Press Release | October 21, 2021

CTA’s New Standards for Digital Therapeutics Will Improve Health Outcomes

The Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA)® today announced standards for the use of digital therapeutics (DTx) – an emerging field that uses software-based interventions to enhance or provide care.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | October 21, 2021

CES Unveiled Returns In-Person with Innovation and Entrepreneurship Taking Center Stage in Paris and Amsterdam

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® convened the tech industry at CES® Unveiled Amsterdam on Oct. 14 and CES® Unveiled Paris on Oct. 19 for a successful return to in-person events. Featuring nearly 100 exhibiting companies, the events hosted more than 800 attendees, including more than 45 members of the media.

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Press Release | October 20, 2021

CTA's Shapiro Receives French Legion of Honor Award

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® president and CEO Gary Shapiro today received the Légion d'Honneur (Legion of Honor) award, recognizing his service in spearheading the transition to a technology-forward society and organizing the world’s foremost technology event, CES®. In an eight-minute ceremony at the Palais d l’Élysée in Paris, France, he was conferred the rank of Chevalier, just the second American to receive this honor in 2021.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | October 18, 2021

Senate Antitrust Bill Will Harm U.S. Businesses and Eliminate Services Consumers Love, CTA Says

Statement attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding American Innovation and Choice Online Act introduced by the Senate.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | October 05, 2021

Abbott President and CEO Robert Ford to Deliver Keynote at CES 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that Abbott President and CEO Robert B. Ford will deliver a keynote at CES® 2022, the world’s most influential technology event. This marks the first time in CES history that a healthcare company will take the mainstage for a keynote at the show. Ford will be joined on stage by a diverse group of Abbott’s top scientists, engineers, inventors and partners to discuss the technology revolution in healthcare, and how it is empowering people to actively engage in their own health.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | October 04, 2021

Biden’s Tariffs Hurt U.S. Businesses and Consumers, CTA Says

Statement attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA, regarding the announcement by United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai about the Biden administration’s trade policy with China. 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 28, 2021

CTA Foundation Announces CES 2022 Eureka Park Accessibility Contest Winners

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® Foundation announced the selection of the five winners of its CES® 2022 Eureka Park Accessibility Contest. The winners — Caregiver Smart Solutions, Cosmo Robotics, Gallaudet University Universal Access Online Captioning, Pear and Personal AI – are startups designing technology that can benefit older adults or people with disabilities.
 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 14, 2021

CTA Names Six Tech Leaders to the 2021 CT Hall of Fame, will also Honor Three Innovation Entrepreneurs and 2020 Class

The Consumer Technology Association® (CTA) announced the new class of honorees into its 2021 Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame created in 2000. The program pays tribute to the inventors, entrepreneurs, retailers, business executives and journalists who think outside the box to bring new products and services to market and the imagination to create new technologies.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | August 23, 2021

Broadband Industry Successfully Reaches New Energy Efficiency Goals

More than 99% of new modems, routers and other internet equipment purchased and sold last year for U.S. residential broadband subscribers met the new energy efficiency goals of the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Small Network Equipment (SNE), according to a new independent audit report.

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Press Release | August 23, 2021

Industry Initiative Saves Consumers $2 Billion in Energy Costs

Consumers saved $2.2 billion in energy costs in 2020 thanks to a voluntary agreement between the pay-TV industry and energy efficiency advocates. The agreement led by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association and CableLabs has cut energy usage of set-top boxes by more than half in the United States, since it was established eight years ago, according to a new independent audit report.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | August 18, 2021

Industry Program Drives Energy Savings of New Set-top Boxes for Fourth Consecutive Year

The energy use of set-top boxes in Canada was reduced for the fourth consecutive year, now down 55% (from 116 to 52 kWh/yr) since the Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (CEEVA) for Set-Top Boxes (STB) was established in 2017, according to an annual independent audit report.

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Press Release | August 17, 2021

Proof of Vaccination Required to Attend CES 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that CES® 2022, the world's most influential technology event, will require in-person attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. CES 2022 will take place in Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2022. For those who may be unable to travel to Las Vegas, CTA will again create a digital event that will run in parallel with the in-person program. Digital audiences will have the opportunity to share the spirit of the in-person event.  

Arlington, VA
Press Release | August 10, 2021

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will Boost Game-Changing Technologies, CTA Says

Statement attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed in the Senate today.  

Arlington, VA
Press Release | August 09, 2021

General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra to Deliver Opening Keynote at CES 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that General Motors (GM) Chair and CEO Mary Barra will deliver the opening keynote at CES® 2022, the world's most influential technology event. Barra will return to the CES keynote stage, sharing GM’s vision for mass adoption of electric vehicles. She will show how technology and the all-electric era will create opportunities for mobility experiences to serve the planet and the people.  

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 29, 2021

CTA Announces New NFT and Digital Assets Program for CES 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced CES® 2022, the world’s most influential technology event, will feature a new program for the growing digital assets industry, with a focus on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), initial coin offerings (ICOs) and other blockchain-based technologies and businesses. The new initiative will include digital asset exhibits, as well as conference programming highlighting the rise of NFTs and the market’s future. CES heads back to Las Vegas Jan. 5-8, 2022, with Media Days taking place Jan. 3-4, 2022.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 27, 2021

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert to Deliver Keynote at CES 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert will deliver a keynote address during CES® 2022, the world's most influential technology event. Sievert's keynote will discuss 5G innovations for consumers, businesses and thought leadership –  and spotlight a look into the future of how these advancements are enabling people to work, communicate and learn more efficiently.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 15, 2021

U.S. Tech Industry Revenue to Hit a Record-Breaking $487 Billion in 2021, Says CTA

Retail sales revenue for the tech industry in the U.S. will reach a record-breaking $487 billion in 2021 – a 7.5% jump year-over-year – powered by unprecedented consumer demand for tech related to work, school and lifestyle, according to a new report by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 09, 2021

Executive Order Offers Benefits, but Harms U.S. Competitiveness, Says CTA

Statement attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding President Biden's signing of the Promoting Competition in the American Economy Executive Order.

Arlington, VA

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