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Richard E. Wiley Inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame

October 21, 2009

Wiley Rein managing partner Richard E. Wiley was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame during an awards dinner in Phoenix, AZ last night. Wiley, a former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), received the honor for his "pivotal role in the development of HDTV" and "serving as Chairman of the FCC's Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service for nine years." The award was presented during The Consumer Electronics Association Industry Forum.

The CE Hall of Fame includes inventors, executives, engineers, retailers and journalists who are selected by an independent panel of industry judges. Also included in the 2009 class of inductees was Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. and Dr. Irwin Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm. Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, noted that through their efforts to improve the lifestyles of consumers all over the world, "These individuals have contributed enormously to the growth of the consumer electronics industry. They are truly deserving of this honor."

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $172 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES-Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge.