EDS 2005 keynote to examine trends that drive
Apr 19, 2005
Trends and innovations that drive two of the most important end markets for electronic components - consumer electronics and telecommunications - will take center stage at the 2005 Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) keynote presentation, Monday, May 2, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), and Matt Flanigan, president of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), will keynote the annual event, the central meeting place for decision makers from electronics distribution, manufacturing, and professional field sales.
CEA, which represents some 2,000 electronics companies, produces the International CES, North America's largest annual trade show. Shapiro is an active leader in HDTV, receiving the highest award of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers for his work in that field.
TIA represents U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of communications and IT products. The association co-sponsors SUPERCOMM, the largest telecommunications show in North America. Flanigan has been TIA president for more than a decade.
Shapiro and Flanigan will discuss the reshaping of the FCC and the upcoming re-examination of the telecommunications act, both of which will have significant impact on electronics end markets. They'll also discuss convergence of products and technologies in the consumer and telecom sectors.
The end markets represented by CEA and TIA have a profound effect on the electronic components supply channel, according to Bob Willis, ECA president.
"Manufacturers and distributors of electronic components are the recipients of the good and bad news in these end markets and must react accordingly," says Willis. "Being able to hear firsthand about the trends and innovations in these markets provides insight into what will drive the supply channel for the rest of this year, next year and beyond."
For more information, visit www.edsc.org.