Over-Regulating Silicone Could Devastate the Consumer Electronics Market

As “Silicon Valley” has grown into a household term, it’s become easier to take for granted one of the most important family of chemicals used in electronics today: silicones. Silicones’ contributions to and use in the electronics industry are vast. But now, regulatory threats to silicones have emerged abroad. Given their value, it’s dismaying to […]

The Hill Congressional Blog: ACI on Problems with Patent Pools

A piece — written by Steve Pociask of ACI in today’s Hill Congressional Blog — discusses how some patent pools are increasing the price consumers pay for electronic goods.  To read the full piece visit — http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/199591-a-patented-consumer-rip-off.

American Consumer Institute Releases Study Finding No Difference in Consumer Electronics Prices between Wal-Mart and Best Buy; Study Calls for Wal-Mart to Improve On-Shelf Labeling to Ensure Shoppers Can Make Educated Comparisons of Consumer Electronics

NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release                                                         Washington, DC (November 10, 2009) – Shoppers’ perception that Wal-Mart is the lowest-priced retailer for consumer electronics goods is incorrect, according to a new study, released today, by the American Consumer Institute (ACI).   The study’s findings are particularly significant considering that according to the Consumer Electronics […]

As Competition Heats up in the Consumer Electronics Market: Who Do Consumers Prefer – Wal-Mart or Best Buy?

With the demise of Circuit City and Tweeter, the two biggest retailers in the consumer electronics market – Best Buy and Wal-Mart – are fighting it out, leaving consumers to be the biggest winner. This ConsumerGram explores what shoppers want when they look for electronic goods, and preliminary survey research finds that shoppers think product […]