The Dean of Ultra HD
January 1, 2015

The year 2015 promises to be one where 4K Ultra HD makes an impressive mark on the consumer electronics industry, but it is John Taylor, the vice president of public affairs and communications for LG Electronics USA, who has been an integral part of Ultra HD’s nurturing and growth from the beginning. As the co-chairman of the CEA 4K Ultra HD Working Group, Taylor is considered the “dean” of industry public relations executives, and his expertise is valued across the board.

CEA Awards 2014 CE Hall of Fame Honorees
November 11, 2014

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

Wayman’s Reflections On CES
September 2, 2014

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:

Former Zenith Exec Sidney Arlen Dies at 91
April 15, 2014

Sidney Arlen, former president/general manager of Zenith Distributing Corporation of Southern California from 1982 to 1991, died in Cleveland on April 6. He was 91-years-old. 

CEA Inducts Its 2012 Hall of Fame
October 17, 2012

The Consumer Electronics Association inducted a group of industry pioneers into its 2012 CE Hall of Fame last night at the Industry Forum in San Francisco.

Eugene Polley, Inventor of TV Remote, Dies at 96
May 22, 2012

Couch potatoes everywhere can pause and thank Eugene Polley for hours of feet-up channel surfing. His invention, the first wireless TV remote, began as a luxury, but with the introduction of hundreds of channels and viewing technologies it has become a necessity. Just ask anyone who's lost a remote.

Polley died of natural causes Sunday at a suburban Chicago hospital, said Zenith Electronics spokesman John Taylor. The former Zenith engineer was 96.

In 1955, if you wanted to switch TV channels from "Arthur Godfrey" to "Father Knows Best,"

The Clicker's Moment: After 60 Years, TV Remotes Get Zapped With Makeovers
December 6, 2011

Every TV manufacturer agrees, the remote control will change more in the next three years than it has the previous six decades. But how will it actually change? Sony, Samsung, LG, and Vizio tell us.
Sixty-one years ago, Zenith Radio Corporation developed the first remote control for televisions. It was wired, but you'd recognize its function.

Three years later, Watson and Crick would discover the double helix. Sixteen years after that, Armstrong and Aldrin would walk on the moon. TVs would get larger. Go flatter. Get cheaper, then get cable, videogames, and get called obsolete

CEA Honors Four With Technology Awards
November 15, 2011

The Consumer Electronics Association Tuesday announced that it is honoring three industry technologists with its prestigious CEA Technology Leadership Awards, and fourth with the CEA Technology Achievement Award.