The Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) elected 12 industry members into the association's Hall of Fame.
The new members of the CE Hall of Fame are:
• Jewel and David Abt, founders of Abt Electronics
• Joe Clayton, chairman, former president and CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio
• Dean Dunlavey, attorney, who argued the Sony 'Betamax' case before the Supreme Court
• Hans Fantel, founding editor of Stereo Review and New York Times columnist
• Eddy Hartenstein, founder and chairman of DirecTV
• Ken Kutaragi, lead developer of the Sony PlayStation gaming console
• Warren Lieberfarb, helped to broker a DVD format while president of Warner Home Video
• Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, founder of Sennheiser
• Richard L. Sharp, former chairman and CEO of Circuit City
• Martin Cooper and Donald Linder, developers of the first cellular phone
The Hall of Fame inductees were chosen by a panel of judges from nominations submitted by industry professionals. Judging for the 2008 Hall of Fame took place on February 19 in New York.
Additional information about the CE Hall of Fame and bios of the inductees are available at www.CE.org.
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