Petra Industries last week held its 14th annual charity golf tournament, which raised more than $70,000 for a pair of charities, Mercy Ministries of America and Whiz Kids.
The Photographic Research Organization (PRO) celebrates its 50th Anniversary during this year’s annual Convention and Trade Show from July 19, 2008 – July 23, 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. PRO, a retailer-owned co-operative distribution company lowers cost-of-goods and increases inventory turnover for its members and affiliates. PRO also distributes its own line of high quality PROMASTER® photographic and consumer electronic equipment and accessories through PRO members and affiliate retailers throughout the United States for sale to their customers. “Everyone at PRO is thrilled to be celebrating its first 50 years in business,” said Jeff Neal, vice president, sales and marketing for PRO.
First job in CE Industry: Working for AT&T in sales and marketing right out of college. I really admire Mohammad Yunus. He has changed the way people think about entrepreneurship. His work has proved that it’s possible to combine generating profit with doing good in the world. It’s really changing the way young people think about a career in business. Now that he’s won the Nobel Peace Prize, I hope that his ideas will be heard more. I’ve learned I need to surround myself with people who are different from me, who will challenge me, and not necessarily go along with my opinions. I was
As you might expect these days, the vast majority of questions I get on the CEA “Digital Answer Man Tour” are about flat screens, digital HDTV and digital music. But increasingly I get asked a lot about accessories. This reflects the growing importance of this category of products that make primary consumer electronics devices work better, connect to one another or make them easier to take along in this age of “content anywhere.” The CE accessory business is now more than $2 billion and growing as cutting edge digital and wireless technologies produce an ever-expanding roster of smaller and more mobile devices, that let
Company Web Site Page# 2Wire www.2wire.com 58 3Com www.3com.com 32, 58 AccessorySolutions.com www.accessorysolutions.com 54 AMD www.amd.com 58 Audiovox www.audiovox.com 32, 64 B&W www.bwloudspeakers.com 52, 73 Belkin Components www.belkin.com 32, 70 Buy Link www.buylink.com 54 Canon www.canon.com 16 Channel Master www.channelmaster.com 71 Cidco www.cidco.com 72 Cisco Systems www.cisco.com 58 CMC Magnetics Corp. www.cmcdisk.com 72 CMi Worldwide www.cmiworldwide.com 40, 76 Cobra www.cobraelec.com 16, 64, 66 Compaq www.compaq.com 60, 58 Computer Expressions www.computerexpressions.com 70 Conexant www.conexant.com 58 Creative www.creativelabs.com 50 DataPlay www.dataplay.com 67 Denon www.del.denon.com 38 Dirt Devil www.dirtdevil.com 77 EnGenius www.engenius.com 62 Epoch www.epochsales.com 36 Ericsson www.ericsson.com 64 EspriTV, Inc. www.espritv.com 40 Fujitsu www.fujitsu.com 36, 67 Harmon-Kardon <a href="http://www.harmon.com"
By David Dritsas Despite the setbacks of the market economy in the latter half of 2000, home and personal audio sales have still been strong. Recent numbers from the Consumer Elec-tronics Association report that the first three quarters of 2000 were up 11 percent over 1999, totaling $6.2 billion in revenue. Following suit, manufacturers are showing no signs of slowing down product introductions. At the 2001 CES, audio enters the new year with some interesting new technologies, as well as the convergence of other consumer technologies into traditional devices. No doubt, the transition of MP3 and digital audio to home audio components is