The Consumer Electronics Association held a banquet Monday evening at New York City's Grand Hyatt, where it inducted the 2014 recipients of its Hall of Fame Awards.
The honorees, visionaries from all walks of the industry – retailers, inventors and entrepreneurs – included the following individuals:
Founders/Innovators: Tim Westergren, Pandora; Lloyd Ivey, Mitek; Dr. Levy Gertzberg, Zoran Corp.; Gerald McCarthy, Zenith.
Technologists: Dr. David Lee, Silicon Image; Victor and Janie Tsao, Linksys; Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil, Spread-Spectrum Technology
Retailers: C.W. Conn, Conn'; James C. "Cowboy" Maloney Journalist: Walter Mossberg, Re/code, ex-The Wall Street Journal
D&H Distributing will hold its Mid-Atlantic Fall Technology Show Nov. 5 in Hershey, Pa. D&H is expecting over 1,000 attendees.
The Consumer Electronics Association this week announced the 2014 class of the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. The 12 members will join the Hall in November, when the induction will be held in New York for the first time.
Petra Industries Monday announced that it has begun shipping its 2013 fall catalog. The catalog is nearly 1,300 pages and includes more than 15,000 products from 500 manufacturers. Over 3,000 of the products are new, and it includes 1,500 price drops.
Petra Industries said this week that it has reached a new distribution deal with Linksys.
Linksys has announced availability for its new line of smart Wi-Fi routers, which were introduced at International CES in January.
Looking back, it's hard to figure out what networking giant Cisco Systems ever wanted with consumer goods, anyway. But now the distraction of trying to sell stuff to consumers and not companies is gone. Word just hit the wires that Belkin, the company behind numerous consumer accessory products like Web cams, power strips, cables, phone cases and such, just announced that it will buy Cisco's consumer home networking unit, Linksys. Financial terms aren't being disclosed, at least not by Belkin as yet, though the price may show up in a Cisco filing