CEA names industry leaders to be inducted into CE Hall Of Fame
Samsung and LG founders join “elite group”
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the 2012 class of inductees into the Consumer Electronics (CE) Hall of Fame, which was established in 2000 to honour the leaders in the consumer technology industry who have shaped and advanced innovation.
Following are the 2012 members of the CE Hall of Fame in alphabetical order:
• Willard Boyle and George Smith – inventors of the charge-coupled device (CCD) at Bell Labs
• Robert Briskman – inventor of satellite radio
• Richard Citta – creator of the VSB digital TV transmission standard
• Bjorn Dybdahl – founder of consumer electronics retailer Bjorn’s
• Douglas Engelbart – inventor of the computer mouse and HTML
• Charlie Ergen – founder of satellite companies Echostar and Dish Network
• Larry Finley – founder of the International Tape Association (now the International Recording Media Association)
• Fansy and Henry Harold Gregg – founders of consumer electronics retailer HH Gregg
• In Hwoi Koo – founder of LG Corp.
• Byung-Chull Lee – founder of Samsung Electronics
“This elite group of leaders has laid the foundation that our industry continues to build upon,” said CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “Their vision, drive to excel and enthusiasm have helped to create the innovative CE products and services that have improved the lives of consumers worldwide. It is a pleasure to recognize this prestigious group.”
The 12 new honorees will be inducted into the CE Hall of Fame during CEA’s Industry Forum in San Francisco on October 14-17, 2012.