LG, Samsung Founders Among 10 Named To CE Hall Of Fame

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the 2012 class of inductees into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame, which includes the founders of LG Electronics and Samsung.

Following are the 2012 members of the CE Hall of Fame in alphabetical order:

Willard Boyle and George Smith:

inventors of the charge-coupled device (CCD) at Bell Labs

Robert Briskman:

inventor of satellite radio

Richard Citta:

creator of the VSB digital TV transmission standard

Bjorn Dybdahl:

founder of consumer electronics retailer Bjorn’s

Douglas Engelbart:

inventor of the computer mouse and HTML

Charlie Ergen:

founder of satellite companies Echostar and Dish Network

Larry Finley:

founder of the International Tape Association (now the International Recording Media Association)

Fansy and Henry Harold Gregg:

founders of consumer electronics retailer hhgregg

In Hwoi Koo:

founder of LG Corp.

Byung-Chull Lee:

founder of Samsung Electronics

“This elite group of leaders has laid the foundation that our industry continues to build upon,” said CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro. “Their vision, drive to excel and enthusiasm have helped to create the innovative CE products and services that have improved the lives of consumers worldwide. It is a pleasure to recognize this prestigious group.”

The 2012 class of inductees was selected on Feb. 22 in New York City by a panel of media and industry professionals, who judged the nominations submitted online by manufacturers, retailers and industry journalists. The 12 new honorees will be inducted into the CE Hall of Fame during CEA’s Industry Forum to be held in San Francisco on Oct. 14-17, 2012. During the event, CEA will host an awards dinner to honor the 2012 CE Hall of Fame class on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Westin St. Francis. More information about registering for CEA’s Industry Forum and attending the Hall of Fame dinner is available at




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