LG ELECTRONICS HONORED WITH 11 CES 2006 'INNOVATIONS' AWARDS
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Top Billing in Digital Display Category
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2006 - Underscoring its growing U.S. brand presence and reputation for innovation, LG Electronics has once again been recognized for its commitment to design and technical excellence by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with 11 prestigious CES 2006 Innovations awards.
This year, a unique, new 50-inch Wireless Plasma HDTV Display (50PB2DW) received top honors with a Best of Innovations award in the Digital Display category. The company also received 10 Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Showcase awards. Winning entries will be showcased at the 2006 CES in Las Vegas January 5 - 8, 2006, and some will be featured at the CES Unveiled event January 3.
With a total of 44 awards over the past three years, LG has won accolades across multiple categories, including Digital Display, Mobile Communications, Home Theater, Audio Components, Video Components and Home Appliance.
Sponsored by CEA and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America, the Innovations Awards highlight product advancements in technology design and engineering. A panel of prominent industry designers, engineers and journalists select award recipients by evaluating entries against set criteria, including user value, aesthetics, innovative design, quality and contributions to the quality of life. This year, more than 160 companies submitted a record number of more than 1,000 entries ��� an estimated 25 percent increase from 2005.
This high-profile industry recognition is consistent with LG Electronics' growing global leadership in consumer electronics, home appliances, information technology products and mobile phones, and validates the company's commitment to providing a wide array of innovative products to the U.S. market.
Products receiving 2006 honors include:
- 50-inch Wireless Plasma HDTV ��� Best of Innovations Award
- 42-inch LCD HDTV with Built-in High-Definition Digital Video Recorder
- 47-inch Full High-Definition LCD with Built-in High-Definition Digital Video Recorder
- 15-inch Wireless LCD TV
- 1200 Watt DVD Recorder & VCR Home-Theater-in-a-Box
- 700 Watt Flat Speaker DVD Player Home Theater System
- Wall Mounted Projector
- Portable Digital Player
- TV Refrigerator
- Remote Monitoring Laundry System; (Washer, Electric Dryer, Gas Dryer and Remote Monitoring Device)
ABOUT LG ELECTRONICS U.S.A.
Based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., (LGEUS) is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $38-billion global force in consumer electronics, information technology and communications products. LGEUS comprises four core business areas: mobile phones, consumer electronics, home appliances and information technology products, all marketed under its ���LG: Life���s Good��� theme. For more information, please visit www.LGusa.com.
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.