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Senator Sununu and Representative Lofgren to be recognized at CEA’s Third annual digital patriots dinner for commitment to technology innovation


Arlington, Virginia 2/27/2007

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) today announced two congressional honorees will be recognized during the Third Annual Digital Patriots Dinner on March 27 - Senator John Sununu (R-NH) and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). These policy leaders will join Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Inc., in receiving their award at the Digital Patriots Dinner on March 27, 2007 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
“The Digital Patriots Awards celebrate advances in consumer technology and honor the industry and policy leaders who allow innovation to flourish,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “The members of Congress who will be honored this year have pushed the envelope of innovation and have refused to settle for the status quo. Each of the 2007 Digital Patriots have shown they have a vision for the future and are willing to strive towards it. I look forward to recognizing our newest class of Digital Patriots at the celebratory awards dinner next month.”

The Digital Patriots Dinner will be held during CEA’s 2007 Washington Forum, March 26-27 at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington. Partners of the Digital Patriots Dinner include the Electronic Components, Assemblies and Materials Association (ECA), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association. The two-day event will focus on key issues affecting the consumer electronics industry including public policy challenges and consumer related issues. The Forum will include conference sessions and panel discussions as well as CEA membership division meetings and networking opportunities. Registration details and additional programming information is available online at

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,100 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA’s members account for more than $125 billion in annual sales. CEA’s resources are available online at, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.

CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow’s Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.


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