Media Releases

Our latest news and perspectives give voice to the full breadth of the consumer technology sector. From makers to social media, video to virtual reality and the sharing economy to the Internet of Things, we help you keep up with the lightning speed of innovation.

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Press Release | June 01, 2020

CTA CEO Issues Statement on Tragic Events in Minnesota

Arlington, VA
Press Release | May 28, 2020

CTA Statement on White House Executive Order Weakening Section 230 Protections

"We oppose today's unconstitutional, ill-considered executive order. The free speech protections in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act are the legal underpinning of our vibrant U.S. online economy and our nation's global digital leadership."

Arlington, VA
Press Release | May 27, 2020

CTA Foundation Awards $700,000 to Address Social Isolation and Improve Lives with Technology

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® Foundation has awarded $700,000 in grants to 21 organizations supporting the lives of seniors and people with disabilities through technology. First time grantees include Helen Keller National Center, American Printing House for Blind and Code of Support Foundation.  

Arlington, VA
Press Release | May 19, 2020

CTA Statement on FCC Vote to Streamline Wireless Infrastructure

Statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) announcement that it will vote to further streamline the regulations for wireless infrastructure siting.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | May 12, 2020

High Consumer Appetite for Future Tech Purchases Amid Economic Uncertainty, Says CTA Study

One-third (31%) of U.S. homes are more likely to want to purchase tech products within the next year, despite the COVID-19 outbreak – according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®study. Highlighting technology’s vital importance in consumer’s lives today and in the future, CTA’s 22nd Annual Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study (fielded March 31 to April 6, 2020) examines household ownership and future purchase plans across 60+ consumer tech products.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 24, 2020

Tech Device Sales to Decline in 2020 Amid Pandemic and Economic Downturn, Says CTA Revised Forecast

Core tech device shipments such as smartphones, TVs and laptops will decline in 2020 as consumers struggle with economic uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. The Special 2020 Industry Forecast Update: Assessing COVID-19 Impact report also finds consumer spending on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime will rise amid stay-at-home orders, performing better than expected.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 23, 2020

CTA Expresses Concern Over Executive Order to Suspend Green Card Applications

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the President’s Executive Order to temporarily suspend new green card applications. 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 23, 2020

CTA Applauds FCC Vote to Speed Up Wi-Fi

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, comments on the Federal Communications Commission vote to make 1200 megahertz of spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 6 GHz band.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 08, 2020

Video Conferencing Use Sees Big Jump Amid COVID-19, Shows CTA’s New Weekly Tracker

U.S. household use of video and conference call platforms such as Zoom and Slack saw the biggest jump week-over-week, as Americans switch from in-person to virtual business meetings and social gatherings, according to a new weekly tracker introduced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. 
 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 02, 2020

CTA, ATA Launch Directory of Telehealth Technologies Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and American Telemedicine Association (ATA) launched a new website of telehealth technology solutions amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The website, TechHealthDirectory.com, is developed and hosted in conjunction with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and features a growing list of digital health resources – from remote monitoring to telemedicine – to assist the health care industry during the coronavirus outbreak.   

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 02, 2020

CTA Commends New Washington State Facial Recognition Law as Model for Other States

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the new law passed by the state of Washington allowing the use of facial recognition technology with certain restrictions.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 01, 2020

CTA Applauds FCC Decision to Increase Access to Unlicensed Spectrum for Tech Innovation

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) upcoming vote to make 1200 megahertz of spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 6 GHz band.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 31, 2020

CTA Congratulates Eliott Peck on 45-Year Career at Canon U.S.A.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® congratulates Eliott Peck, executive vice president and general manager, imaging technologies and communications group, Canon U.S.A., on his successful career and pending retirement at the end of March. The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA:

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 27, 2020

CTA Statement on the CARES Act

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) ®, regarding the House of Representatives’ passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 27, 2020

Video Streaming, Contactless Grocery Delivery Use Soars Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, CTA Study Finds

As millions stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, American households are embracing a major lifestyle shift – by consuming video streaming services at a higher rate and adopting newer tech solutions such as contactless food/grocery delivery and fitness apps for their daily needs, according to a new study by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 12, 2020

CTA Introduces New, Virtual Care Principles Industry-Led by Doctor On Demand, 98point6, Livongo, Others

Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® introduced a new set of industry-created, voluntary principles for virtual care. The recommendations to address and advance the use of virtual care tools - such as telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and real-time communication between patients and clinicians – follow the Centers for Disease Control (Feb. 29, 2020) call for the increased use of telehealth to evaluate, triage and care for patients in the fight against pandemic outbreaks.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 11, 2020

CTA Statement on COVID-19

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, issued the following statement on COVID-19.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 05, 2020

EARN IT Act Creates False Choice Between Child Safety and Internet Safety, says CTA’s Shapiro

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, voiced opposition to the EARN IT Act, introduced today by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), in an op-ed on CTA.tech.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | February 28, 2020

CTA Applauds FCC Decision to Use TV White Spaces for Broadband Access

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to allow for improved broadband coverage in rural and underserved areas by allowing more access to “TV White Spaces” for unlicensed wireless services.

Press Release | February 25, 2020

CTA Launches First-Ever Industry-Led Standard for AI in Health Care

More than 50 organizations – from major tech giants to startups and health care industry leaders – convened by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® have developed the first-ever ANSI-accredited standard for the use of artificial intelligence in health care. This standard, part of CTA's new initiative on AI, is the first in a series that will set a foundation for implementing medical and health care solutions built on AI.

Arlington, VA

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