Press Release

01/12/2006

LG ELECTRONICS, CABLELABS SIGN DOWNLOADABLE SECURITY TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2006---LG Electronics has joined forces with CableLabs for retail consumer electronics devices employing revolutionary downloadable conditional access system (DCAS) technology.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2006---LG Electronics has joined forces with CableLabs for retail consumer electronics devices employing revolutionary downloadable conditional access system (DCAS) technology.

Downloadable CAS offers a cost-effective, network-agnostic solution for interactive two-way devices that connect to cable systems. DCAS allows the cable operator to download its conditional access system(s) of choice to devices connected to the cable network.

DCAS is designed to operate with interactive cable set-top boxes as well as integrated DTVs (digital televisions with built-in set-top capabilities), and other retail devices that include a special chip. The Downloadable CAS Agreement is available to any consumer electronics manufacturer on a nondiscriminatory basis.

"DCAS is a compelling security solution that will help enable nationwide interoperability of advanced two-way cable services," said Dr. H.G. Lee, President and Chief Technology Officer of LG Electronics. "Our work with CableLabs and key partners in the cable and conditional access technology industries will offer more consumer choices in next-generation two-way devices, and complements LG's development efforts for cutting-edge interactive cable products."

Dr. Richard R. Green, President and CEO of CableLabs added, "We greatly appreciate LG Electronics' willingness to work in partnership with the cable industry to embrace this state-of-the-art security system. Downloadable CAS will facilitate interoperability and innovation for both cable services and consumer electronics devices. We look forward to continuing to work with LG on its digital video plans, including downloadable CAS."

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics (KSE: 06657.KS) is a global leader in providing cutting-edge, convergent electronics, information and communications products designed to meet the diverse needs of fast-changing consumers. With consolidated sales of US$37.7 billion and overseas sales of US$32.6 billion (86% of total sales), LG Electronics employs more than 70,000 employees in 76 subsidiaries located in 39 countries and operates four business units including Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. LG Electronics' goal worldwide is to create and enable the intelligent networking of digital products that will make consumers' lives better than ever. For more information please visit www.lg.com or www.LGusa.com.

About CableLabs
Founded in'88 by members of the cable television industry, Cable Television Laboratories is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies and to helping its cable operator members integrate those advancements into their business objectives. Cable operators from around the world are members. CableLabs maintains web sites at www.cablelabs.com; www.packetcable.com; www.cablemodem.com; www.cablenet.org; and www.opencable.com.

CableLabs, DOCSIS, CableHome, PacketCable, OpenCable, OCAP, CableCARD, DCAS, Go2BroadbandSM and CableNET are marks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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