Thursday, 06 May, 2010 Current Events

2010 CE Hall of Fame Marks Those Who Helped Create Plasma TV and GPS


Recently the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced this year's inductees, grouped in founders and inventors, retailers and marketing executives.

It would be interesting to note that the most notable additions are Dr. Ivan Getting and Dr. Bradford Parkinson. The two are credited with coming up with the idea that helped develop the GPS technology. Although both envisioned the technology, Parkinson was the one who managed to actually bring the idea to life.

Some of the other inductees to this years' Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame include Dr. Larry Weber, who paved the way towards the development of plasma TVs; Dr. Lauren Christopher, the person who headed the creation of DirecTV's satellite receiver system; as well as former executives from Panasonic, RCA, Philips, and J&R and former vice-president for the CEA, reports TG Daily.

It is worth mentioning that CEA is known as the organizer of the CES trade show, which takes place each year. CEA established the CE Hall of Fame back in 2000 and from then on a lot of well-known people, including Hewlett and David Packard, Nolan Bushnell, and Steve Wozniak have been honored.

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