The Consumer Electronics Association ha announced the 2014 class of inductees into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame
Since its premiere in 2000, the CE Hall of Fame recognize sthe leaders in the industry who advance innovation and helped shape the course of the industry. This year marks the first time CE Hall of Fame dinner will be held in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on November 10.
“We are excited to welcome this phenomenal class of industry visionaries into the CE Hall of Fame,” said CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “These individuals inspire us. Their visions have provided innovative products, services and technologies that improve the lives of consumers around the world and helped construct the foundation for the next generation of breakthroughs and innovations.”
The 2014 inductees include company founders, inventors, industry executives, journalists and retailers. This year’s class also includes two teams of individuals, underscoring the collaboration that takes place within the CE industry. The 2014 inductees are:
C.W. Conn – founder of Conn's Inc. electronics and appliance store
Dr. Levy Gerzberg – co-founder of Zoran Corp.
Loyd Ivey – founder and CEO of Mitek Electronics and Communications Corp.
Dr. David Lee – founder of Silicon Image, pioneering work on DVI/HDMI technology
Cowboy Maloney – founder of Cowboy Maloney's Electric City
Gerald McCarthy – former president of Zenith Sales Company
Walter Mossberg – CE journalist covering the industry for more than four decades
Tim Westergren – founder of Pandora
Team: Victor and Janie Tsao – founders of Linksys who created the first consumer class router
Team: Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil – inventors of spread spectrum and frequency hopping techniques
The new class of inductees was selected by a panel of media and industry professionals from a slate of nominees.
CEA is the technology trade association representing the U.S. consumer electronics industry.