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Consumer electronics is a term used to describe the category of electronic equipment intended for everyday use by people, the consumers. Consumer electronics are most often used in entertainment, communications and office productivity. Some products classed as consumer electronics include personal computers, telephones, audio equipment, televisions, calculators, and playback and recording of video media such as DVD or VHS. Popular brands of consumer electronics include a wide range of American, Korean and Japanese based companies including Apple, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, LG and others. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_ksim. ... Consumers refers to individuals or households that purchase and use goods and services generated within the economy. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an event, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... The term communications is used in a number of disciplines: Communications, also known as communication studies is the academic discipline which studies communication, generally seen as a mixture between media studies and linguistics. ... An office is a room or other area in which people work, but may also denote a position within an organisation with specific duties attached to it (see officer, office-holder, official); the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The term Audio equipment refers to any device designed principally to reproduce broadcast or recorded sounds. ... A calculator is a device for performing calculations. ... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and launched... Apple Inc. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $68. ... Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March, 31 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a multinational high technology electrical and electronics manufacturing firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... Samsung Group is one of the largest South Korean business groupings. ... LG can refer to a number of things: LG Group, a South Korean electronics and petrochemicals conglomerate. ...


Consumer electronics are manufactured throughout the world, although there is a particularly high concentration of manufacturing activity in the Far East, in particular China and Singapore, amongst other countries.[citation needed] The latest consumer electronics are previewed yearly at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, at which many industry pioneers speak including Bill Gates from Microsoft. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... there is a jungle in nevada by the park This article is about the U. S. state of Nevada. ... William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder, chairman, former chief software architect, and former CEO of Microsoft, the worlds largest software company. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


One overriding characteristic of all consumer electronic products is the trend of ever-falling prices. This is driven by gains in manufacturing efficiency and automation, coupled with improvements in semiconductor design. Semiconductor components benefit from Moore's Law, an observed principle which states that, for a given price, semiconductor functionality doubles every 18 months. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A semiconductor is a solid whose electrical conductivity is in between that of a metal and that of an insulator, and can be controlled over a wide range, either permanently or dynamically. ... Gordon Moores original graph from 1965 Growth of transistor counts for Intel processors (dots) and Moores Law (upper line=18 months; lower line=24 months) For the observation regarding information retrieval, see Mooers Law. ...


Environment

Many consumer electronics have planned obsolescence, resulting in E-waste. It is estimated that during 2003 the US alone generated over 2.8 million tons of electronic waste. Less than 10% of that amount was recovered (reused or recycled). It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Planned obsolescence (business). ... Abandoned monitor Electronic waste or e-waste is any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance. ...


External links

  • Consumer Electronics Show website
  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

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Consumer electronics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (177 words)
Consumer electronics is electronic equipment intended for use by everyday people.
Some categories of consumer electronics include telephones, audio equipment, televisions, calculators, playback and recording devices such as VCRs, DVD players, MP3 players and digital clocks.
Consumer electronics are manufactured throughout the world, although there is a particularly high concentration of manufacturing activity in the Far East, in particular China.
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