“By creating a home for digital imaging within CEA (Consumer Electronics Association), we are able to accomplish defined objectives set by member companies interested in this product category,” said CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “SIGs are separate from the existing product divisions and are specifically formed to incubate a new or underrepresented technology category within the association. The new SIG provides an elevated profile for digital imaging members and their initiatives.”
The CEA Digital Imaging SIG has 17 founding member companies, many of whom recently met at CEA headquarters for a kick-off meeting and planning session. At the meeting, the group reached consensus that consumer and retailer education are key priorities. Additional Digital Imaging SIG activities will include market research projects and conference sessions at CEA events, such as CEA’s Industry Forum and the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Ranging from digital camera manufacturers to online photo-finishers, CEA Digital Imaging SIG members include: Adobe; Canon USA Inc.; Casio Inc.; Eastman Kodak; Energizer; Epson; InfoTrends; Kyocera; Lexmark; Lucidiom; Olympus; Panasonic; Pentax USA Inc.; Shutterfly; Sony; Texas Instruments and Vivitar.