Manufacturers Steal the Show at CES

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As leading technology innovators, manufacturers were in the spotlight at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, hosted in Las Vegas, Nev. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) was there to maximize manufacturing’s exposure and seize the opportunity to help connect the world’s leading manufacturers with key policy leaders in Congress and the Administration attending the CES.

Today’s manufacturers know that innovation is key in their products, processes and delivery if they are to compete globally. The NAM constantly works with our members on the policy implications related to the high-tech solutions they deliver. While at the cEs, the NAM had critical discussions with policymakers on IP protections, sTEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for skilled workers and access to broadband and wireless services.  

These, along with other key issues, will play a major role in the future success of manufacturing in the united states. The engaging displays, exciting announcements and new technologies showcased at the cEs are too numerous to list, but NAM members provided many major highlights (see below).  

Though the show is over, the work continues. While the CES is a well-deserved, once-a-year showcase for these successes, the NAM knows years of work go into these products. The innovative products that were on display at the cEs are playing a major role in improving lives and driving manufacturing’s future in the united states.  

The NAM is proud to represent these manufacturers every day and advocate for policies that allow them to lead and grow our economy. contact Brian Raymond, director of technology and domestic economic policy, at 



Health Care Advancements 

Dr. Reed Tuckson, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs for unitedHealth Group, said that the health care technologies they are offering allow patients to utilize information to achieve the goals of their health care plans. specifically, he says that health care cost calculators like those offered by unitedHealth Group allow consumers to know the exact price of all their clinical engagement—how much it costs for a procedure, clinician, hospital—and more importantly, know the quality of the care delivery system. That information made available online allows people to truly participate in and make better medical care choices. 

Automotive Innovation 

The car is the ultimate mobile technology, and manufacturers in the united states like Bosch, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Subaru and Toyota are taking significant steps to improve safety, energy consumption, navigation and customer service through in-house innovation and by leveraging partners like Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Verizon, Garmin International and Trimble Navigation. 

Smartphone Improvements 

corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. for example, if you are reading this on your mobile device, the odds are you are viewing it through corning® Gorilla® Glass. Gorilla Glass is the standard for protective cover glass performance and can be found on more than 33 brands, 900 models and 1 billion of the world’s coolest smartphones, tablets and Pcs.

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 Updated Date  2013-02-18

Director, Innovation Policy


Brian Raymond is the Director of Innovation Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). He works with NAM members, the Administration and Congress to shape and advance pro-manufacturing positions on technology policy issues ranging from intellectual property protection, privacy issues and cyber/data security to net neutrality and R&D funding.

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