Press Release

01/06/2010

LG ELECTRONICS HONORED WITH 15 CES 2010 INNOVATIONS AWARDS

Excellence in Design and Innovation Recognized in Nine Categories; Company Earns ‘Best of Innovations’ Distinction in Online Audio/Video Content

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2010 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) recognized LG Electronics’ excellence in design and technology with 15 prestigious 2010 International CES® Innovations Awards, including “Best of” recognition in the Online Audio/Video Content category.

LG mobile phones, home appliances, business solutions and home electronics products were honored with awards in nine highly-competitive categories: Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology, Video Displays, Online Audio/Video Content, Video Components, Audio Components, Home Networking, High-Performance Audio, Home Appliances and Wireless Handsets.

“Earning more than 100 CES Innovations Awards in just seven years underscores LG’s leadership in innovation, high performance and design,” said Peter Reiner, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA. “This industry recognition reflects our dedication to providing consumers with something better by combining intelligent features and intuitive functionality with sleek and stylish design.”

LG’s honorees for the 2010 awards include LCD, LED LCD and plasma HDTVs, Network Blu-ray Disc players and Home Theater Systems, mobile phones, home appliances and network attached storage. Innovations singled out by the judges include LG’s NetCast Entertainment Access™ system for Internet-delivered video content and LG’s Full LED Slim backlight LCD technology.

CES Innovations Awards are selected annually by a panel of prominent industry designers, engineers and journalists who judge product entries on criteria including user value, aesthetics, innovative design, quality and contributions to quality of life. Sponsored by CEA and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America, the CES Innovations Awards highlight product advancements in technology design and engineering.

LG’s honorees for the 2010 International CES are:

Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology

  • • 47-inch class* LG INFINIA LE8500 Full LED Slim LCD HDTV (47LE8500) – Wireless-ready Full LED Slim HDTV that offers a single-layer design combined with an energy saving technology including Local Dimming, environmentally friendlier and recyclable materials and LG’s Intelligent Sensor function.

Video Displays

  • • 47-inch class* LG INFINIA LE8500 Full LED Slim LCD HDTV (47LE8500) – Full HD 1080p HDTV featuring uni-layer design with a slim bezel, Full LED Slim technology with Local Dimming, TruMotion 240Hz and THX Display Certification. Also includes NetCast™ Entertainment Access for limitless entertainment content options**, DLNA, wireless broadband capabilities, two USB ports and is wireless HD ready.
  • • 47-inch class* LG INFINIA Full LED Slim LCD HDTV (47LE9500) – Full HD 1080p HDTV featuring uni-layer design with ultra-slim (8.5MM) bezel, Full LED Slim technology with Local Dimming, TruMotion 480Hz and THX Display Certification. Also includes NetCast Entertainment Access for limitless entertainment content options**, DLNA, wireless broadband capabilities, two USB ports and is wireless HD ready.

Online Audio/Video Content

  • • 47-inch class* LG INFINIA Full LED Slim LCD HDTV (47LE9500) – Wireless-ready HDTV that incorporates a dramatic new design and offers consumers a limitless entertainment experience through NetCast Entertainment Access**. Also features Full LED Slim technology with Local Dimming, TruMotion 480Hz and THX Display Certification. (Best of Innovations for this category)
  • • 47-inch class* LG INFINIA Wireless-ready LED Plus LCD HDTV (47LE7500) – Combines contemporary design with wireless connectivity and access to thousands of entertainment options with NetCast Entertainment Access**. LED Plus technology with Local Dimming, TruMotion 120Hz and THX Display Certification.
  • • Wi-Fi Network Blu-ray Disc Player with Media Library (BD590) – Features a Media Library using an integrated 250GB HDD, allowing consumers to download and save movies from the VUDU movie service, archive their personal CD collection with the convenient Music ID feature powered by Gracenote, as well as save and view personal movies and photos.

Video Components

  • • 60-inch class* Slim Bezel Plasma HDTV (60PK550) – Full HD 1080p series features TruSlim Frame and slim profile for a clean, modern look and one of the world’s slimmest bezels at just 0.9 inches. Also incorporates an Anti-Reflection Filter, Dual XD Engine, a “Skin Glass” system, TruMotion 600Hz, Intelligent Sensor technology for energy savings and USB 2.0 for additional content viewing options.
  • • Wi-Fi Network Blu-ray Disc Player with Media Library (BD590) – Features a Media Library using an integrated 250GB HDD, allowing consumers to download and save movies from the VUDU movie service, archive their personal CD collection with the convenient Music ID feature powered by Gracenote, as well as save and view personal movies and photos.

Audio Components

  • • Blu-ray Home Theater (LHB335) – A Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System featuring Pure HD audio performance, including Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Advanced Digital Out, LG’s NetCast Entertainment Access and a stylish design that can integrate with any décor

Home Networking

  • • Wireless Network Blu-ray Disc Player (BD570) – Combines a sleek crystal-edge design, great Blu-ray performance and NetCast Entertainment Access for a superior home entertainment experience.
  • • Network Attached Storage (N2B1) – Network Storage device with built-in Blu-ray drive allows consumers to safely store and securely share multiple files.

High Performance Audio

  • • Wireless Home Theater System (HB994PK) – Wireless Blu-ray Home Theater System combines wireless transmission technology with enhanced audio quality for an immersive Blu-ray home theater system offering nearly unlimited entertainment options through NetCast Entertainment Access**.

Home Appliances

  • • Upright Bag-less Vacuum Cleaner (LUV300) – Features a motorized dust compression system to help make homes cleaner.
  • • 4-Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (LMX28994ST) – Offers ultimate convenience and organization with auto open/close freezer drawers and an innovative upper freezer drawer that converts from a freezer to refrigerator compartment.

Mobile Phones

  • • LG eXpo (GW 820) – The first 1GHZ processor smart phone in the United States. The 1. 8 ounce mobile phone is the first phone in the North America to support an optional integrated Pico projector. The Pico Projector snaps onto the back of the device and allows users to share presentations, slideshows and even online videos straight from their mobile phone. Loaded with Windows Mobile® 6.5 Professional to help power users stay more connected with email, calendar and Microsoft® Office Mobile and features a 5.0 mega pixel camera with built-in auto flash.

For more information and product images, please visit LG’s online press kit at www.lgusa.com/cespressroom.

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances and business solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. The LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division serves customers in the lodging and hospitality, digital signage, systems integration, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. For more information, please visit www.LGcommercial.com.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2008 global sales of $44.7 billion, LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both A Global Partner of Formula 1™ and A Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

Media Contact:
Clara Chang
201-816-2011
clara.chang@lge.com

John Taylor
847-941-8181
john.taylor@lge.com

Ojas Naik
312-397-6008
ojas.naik@lg-one.com

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