In the run-up to the 40th anniversary of the Consumer Electronics Show in 2007, the late Jack Wayman, CES founder, who passed away last week at 92, offered – with characteristic candor – his reflections on the Show and his part in its creation to Dealerscope’s Nancy Klosek. Here are his comments:
Petra Industries this week shipped its Spring 2013 Catalog. The catalog is 1,200 pages, featuring 20,000 products from 500 manufacturers. The catalog features 3,800 new products and over 1,200 price drops.
Hitachi, Ltd. (Tokyo), just days after releasing the results of its fiscal year 2012, announced that it has formulated a management plan to promote growth and transform the company into one driven by Social Innovation Business.
Hitachi's Digital Media & Consumer Products product segment encompasses appliances as well as consumer electronics. While FY 2012 appliance sales were steady, the product group saw overall sales drop due on lower TVs and optical disk drive sales.
The 2015 Mid-term Management Plan targets achieving revenue of 10 trillion yen in fiscal year 2015
Hitachi Ltd forecast an 18.5 percent jump in operating profit for this fiscal year, in line with expectations, as the electronics conglomerate reaps the benefits of a weaker yen while projecting a pickup in economic recovery both at home and abroad.
Hitachi, one of Japan's biggest companies with a $31 billion market capitalization and more than 300,000 employees worldwide, said on Friday it expected an operating profit of 500 billion yen ($5.03 billion) for the year to March 31, 2014. That compared with a 524.8 billion yen average forecast by 21 analysts
Almo Professional A/V last week kicked off its April AV Snacks webinar series will focus on interactive technology. BrightSign, Hitachi and Elo will present the webinars, each Friday at 2 p.m. Eastern.
Stampede Presentation Products will bring its Big Book of AV Tour to New York City on April 10. The event will take place at the Hotel Pennsylvania on Seventh Avenue.
Longtime industry veteran Gerard "Jerry" E. Sarvis, founder of GES Distributors, passed away March 22 at the age of 73, his family said.
Almo Professional A/V has announced its March slate of "AV Snacks" webinars, which focuses on higher education.
Almo Professional A/V this week opened registration for its first two E4 events this year. The events are scheduled for Chicago March 28 and San Francisco April 25.