Audio Expo Joins CE Week
April 11, 2011

Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) Monday was named an official partner event of CE Week. The Expo will be held at the Affinia Hotel on 7th Avenue in New York June 24-25.

Petra Hosts Car Audio Expo
May 7, 2010

Petra Industries hosted its annual car audio expo May 2 at its headquarters in Edmund, Okla., drawing 25 manufacturers and hundreds of attendees.

Pat Lavelle, Audiovox CEO & President
January 1, 2010

Years ago, when Pat Lavelle was coming up in the insurance industry, he asked one of company's best salesmen for the secret to being in the right place at the right time. "You just have to be in a lot of places," he answered. Lavelle, who was named Audiovox CEO in 2005, took the lesson…

Ivey on the U.S. CE Recession, China’s Inflation and Protecting Free Trade
July 1, 2008

(As told to Janet Pinkerton): The electronics industry has been in a recession for over six months. There’s going to be great opportunity in our industry today, but there’s going to be two kinds of businesses this year and next year: the quick and the dead. If you’re not totally involved in your business, I’m recommending you get out quick. They (higher prices) have been hitting, but (U.S.) retailers have refused to accept the price increase so distributors and manufacturers are being squeezed out. The large big boxes are continuing to dig in their heels, saying ‘We do not to

Jensen NVX430BT
February 19, 2008

The touch screen portable navigation system features Bluetooth technology, 3.75 million points of interest and turn-by-turn voice prompts. Comes with full color maps of the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Hawaii and 3.75 million points of interest, all displayed on a 4.3-inch full-color screen. Additional features include MPEG3 and MPEG4 compatibility, text to speech and a rechargeable polymer battery. It includes a windshield mounting bracket, carry case, AC adapter and car power adapter. Available now for $499.99.

Making Sound Waves
May 1, 2007

If you’re a mobile electronics retailer you better move those spring or summer vacation plans to the fall. Even though the weather is still lousy in most parts of the country, dealers tell us the kids are already lining up at the installation bays for the latest and loudest sound systems (the better to hear the beat over the engine while wakeboarding), while Mr. Deep Pockets has designs on the latest and fullest home entertainment system to update that little yacht he has floating over at the mariner. The time is here for all mobile dealers to make a little extra space in the

CEA Remembers Jerry Kalov
March 2, 2005

Jerry Kalov, the first ever recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away on March 1 from leukemia, CEA announces. Kalov, who most recently headed Kay Associates, a management consulting firm based in Menlo Park, California, was a long-time leader in the consumer electronics industry and a staunch CEA supporter and committed volunteer. Kalov served as chairman of CEA from 1992 to 1994. Following his chairmanship, he remained an active volunteer leader, serving as industry executive advisor, a member of CEA's executive board and its board of industry leaders. He also was a recent inductee into

The China Factor
January 8, 2004

China's booming electronics manufacturing base is set to change U.S. business and branding models forever. By Janet Pinkerton and Joe Paone Not since the arrival of Japanese CE products on these shores during the 1960s has such a fundamental change in the industry fabric occurred as the recent ascendancy of Chinese manufacturers and products. For many years numerous retailers have sourced inexpensive Chinese products and offered them as house brands or impulse buys. Now, however, Chinese companies are building brands, perfecting production, ramping up R&D, delivering innovative features, and they are in a position to change the industry as we know it, for good