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01/05/2006

LG ELECTRONICS SHOWCASES NEW LINE OF OPTICAL STORAGE DRIVES AT CES 2006

Power, Convenience and Innovation are the Backbone of LG���s

Power, Convenience and Innovation are the Backbone of LG���s
Strongest Ever Optical Storage Line

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2006 ��� LG Electronics, the largest optical storage manufacturer in the world and leading supplier of drives in the U.S., today introduced the latest additions to its line of Super-Multi optical storage drives at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). LG was the first company to offer a multi-format optical drive, and it continues to develop new technology and push the limits in the optical storage category. The new drives are on display this week at CES ��� LG Electronics booth #8214, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center.

12x DVD-RAM
A preferred format for professionals and tech-savvy users, DVD-RAM is known for its reliability and ease of use, but read and write speeds have lagged behind many of the other formats ��� until now.

A major addition to LG���s Super-Multi line of drives is the GSA-H10N, one of the world���s first optical storage drives that can write DVD-RAM at a 12x speed. The Super-Multi GSA-H10N is designed for anyone with storage needs where consistency and the ability to re-write data and video is a must. Whether to back-up MP3s, videos, digital pictures or any large files, this drive can handle it all at speeds only a few have ever experienced. In addition to the 12x DVD-RAM write speed, this unit features write speeds of 16x for both DVD+R and DVD-R, write speeds of DVD+RW to 8x, DVD-RW to 6x, DVD+R DL at 10x and DVD-R DL at 8x.

ONE TOUCH AV CAPTURE
In today���s world, digital media is thriving and hard drive space is at a premium as consumers fill their computers with photos, music and videos and demand convenient products to support new pastimes. LG���s External GSA-5169D Super-Multi drive ��� a one touch AV capture device offering users the convenience of Super-Multi compatibility and reliability plus audio video capturing ��� addresses these needs.

With a simple press of a button, the GSA-5169D will capture and transfer data, images and video directly from a digital camera, DVD-video player, camcorder ��� even from television ��� to a CD or DVD.

TAKE FAST BURN SPEEDS AND LIGHTSCRIBE TECHNOLOGY ANYWHERE
LG consistently develops products with real-world convenience and functionality to meet the needs of today���s consumers. Such is the case with the new External GSA-2166D Super-Multi that enables consumers to burn DVD media at true 16x speeds, anywhere.

The External GSA-2166D Super-Multi is a versatile device, burning MP3s, videos, digital pictures or any large files easily with the ability to read and write in all CD and DVD formats including DVD-RAM. In addition to write speeds of 16x for both DVD+R and DVD-R, the unit also features write speeds for DVD+RW to 8x, DVD-RW to 6x and DVD+DL to 4x. For consumers who appreciate convenience and the latest in technology, the Super-Multi GSA-2166D is equipped with LightScribe, a technology allowing consumers to produce precise, laser-etched labels directly onto select DVD or CD media. All of the great features in the GSA-2166D can also be found in an internal version ��� the GSA-4166B.

16X SPEED AND 8.5 GB STORAGE
Complementing LG���s feature-rich lineup of optical drives are the GSA-2164D (external) and the GSA-4167B (internal). Both units are capable of 16x write speeds in DVD+R and DVD- R and 8.5GB double-layer recording. The GSA-2164D features a USB 2.0 user interface for easy connectivity. These drives also feature write speeds of 8x for DVD+RW, 6x for DVD-RW and 5x for DVD-RAM.

Slim is Not Just for Monitors
Rounding out LG���s 2006 optical storage offering is the GSA-4082N Super-Multi. This ultra-thin drive, measuring only five inches wide, and 쩍-inch high, has 8x DVD+R and DVD-R write speeds in addition to 8.5GB double layer recording. As with all Super-Multi Drives, the GSA-4082N is compatible with all CD and DVD media.

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.

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