CEA Launches a Working Group to Set Standards for Home Automation Device Interoperability

‘Home Automation is Experiencing Dramatic Growth’ Group Says The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that it has launched a new “Working Group” to develop new technical standards for the industry in order to facilitate greater device interoperability in home … Continue reading

Uh-Oh, Consumer Adoption of Tablets Slows in Q2 CEA Says

In new data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association, consumer adoption of one of the hottest technologies in tech today – tablet computers – actually (and unusually) slowed in the second quarter of 2013. This unexpected downturn comes after … Continue reading

CE Week: Hot City, But Will It Be a Hot Show?

When it’s 90+ degrees where you are…it’s hot. And when, where you are, is New York City – land of concrete, steel, and glass – it’s even hotter. This week the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) kicked off it’s newest event, … Continue reading

Is It Time to Start a Deathwatch on the Industry’s Annual CES?

It is now late January and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is well into our rear-view mirror. Yes, as in other years, there has been a flood of publicity and tons of articles on gadgets introduced at the show. The … Continue reading

strat-GEE.com’s CES Survey Delivers One HUGE Shock

As most strata-GEE.com readers know, we conduct two short but insightful surveys every year. One survey is on readers’ intentions and plans for attending September’s CEDIA Expo. And the other covers the industry’s largest trade show – the International Consumer … Continue reading

Latest CEA Industry Data Shows Shocking Struggles, Are We Headed for a ‘Meltdown’?

One of the benefits of attending the 2012 CEA Line Show in NYC is that the sponsoring trade group (Consumer Electronics Association) brings their resident economist who provides the latest market research data of where the industry is now…and where … Continue reading