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The World According to LG
August 1, 2004

LG is setting its sights on the U.S. market By David Dritsas It's easy being LG in Korea. You can see the brand name everywhere. But when it comes to the U.S. market, most consumers are unaware of the brand, with the exception of perhaps wireless phones. Now the electronics division of the conglomerate is making a huge effort to change that perception and become a big player in the U.S. market, hoping to rival its larger competitors. It's not like the company hasn't been in the U.S. In November of 1999, Zenith became a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Electronics, giving it a good foot-hold in

Becoming A Global Leader
December 1, 2003

LG Invests and Invents to Capture Domestic and International Markets It's only been a short time since consumers in the U.S. started seeing the LG brand in products like mobile phones and large appliances. The response has been very positive, and now LG is positioned to make major pushes not only into the product categories in where already participates, but also into a broader range of consumer electronics, including plasma and LCD displays and HDTV set-top boxes. This fall, to demonstrate its commitment to the U.S. market, LG hosted several tours of its South Korea manufacturing and administration headquarters. On two separate tours,

Mastering the Digital Media Control Center
March 1, 2003

By Gary Arlen President As the home digital storage and distribution server — more commonly known as the "media center" — moves from high-end home theaters into the mass market, look for a high-profile feud about what the boxes can do, and who will decide how they do it. You saw signs of this brewing battle at CEDIA and to a much greater degree at CES, where all of the powerful forces gathered — electronics makers, computer companies, software and entertainment programmers, plus cable TV operators, satellite and telephone companies. Each of these groups expects to have a role — preferably a dominant one

Connections - Beating Sales Disasters Before They Happen
January 1, 2003

By Gary Arlen President Arlen Communications Inc. At the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) Fall Industry Forum, I tried a stunt to start a session, called "The Rebound of the Wireless Industry," that I moderated. Before the first panelist could utter a word, I looked into the audience and asked, "Any questions?" Not surprisingly, the startled audience didn't know what to say, so I called on "the man in the blue sweater along the aisle." I knew he was John Shalam, chairman and CEO of Audiovox. This time I enhanced my question: "What would you like this panel to say about how to revive the mobile phone

The Drive for Success
May 1, 2002

Car Toys' rise and expansion into a western retail juggernaut By David Dritsas Dan Brettler, Chairman & CEO of Car Toys, Inc, is sitting on top of one of the most successful regional retail chains in recent history. Car Toys stretches to 54 stores as far north as Washington state and as far south as Texas—a business built solely on mobile electronics, without the backing of traditional home audio/video products. But Brettler is no car audio enthusiast-turned-retailer. This man's hobby is his business. Brettler began his career selling hi-fi part-time in high school and also in college. In 1981 he moved to Seattle, getting

New Gear
April 1, 2002

Imaging Products in the Pipeline... Epson Bluetooth Print Adapter. Available now for $129 SRP through distribution. This new adapter enables users to wirelessly print from various Bluetooth-enabled portable devices, such as PDAs, desktop and laptop PCs and possibly, in the future, wireless phones. The adapter is compatible with select Epson printers—five in all—and connects to the printer's parallel port. Other Epson printer models with parallel ports are also supported using Microsoft Windows Uni/Mini printer drivers. Call (800) GO-EPSON or visit www.epson/bluetooth. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P71. Available now for $400 SRP. One of Sony's newest P-series Cyber-shot digital cameras, the DSC-P71 is a 3.2-megapixel

Audiovox Joins Pocket PC
October 8, 2001

Audiovox Joins Pocket PC By David Dritsas Audiovox Communications Corporation introduced the Maestro, the companies first Pocket PC PDA that is based on the new Microsoft version of PDA software, Pocket PC 2002. It will be the first in a line of Pocket PCs that the company will offer, but it is being offered to consumers in a unique sales scheme. Instead of being sold through normal PDA retail channels, Audiovox will market the Maestro through wireless carriers, such as Verizon and sold through the respective carriers' retail partners. The PDA will be offered as a bundle to the Audiovox CDM-9100 wireless handset. When connected to an

Legal Update on Mobile Phone Usage
October 1, 2001

Bluetooth options and pending talking-while-driving bans support the hands-free sale By Collin Keefe This past June the New York State Assembly approved a bill that will ban motorists from using handheld cell phones while driving. Forty other states across the country have proposed similar bills in the past year, and various municipalities have either enacted or proposed legislation restricting or outright outlawing drivers from using cell phones behind the wheel. Of the 115 million cell phone users in the United States, an estimated 85 percent use them in their cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that between 20 and 30 percent

5/01 Editorial Index
May 1, 2001

Company Web Site Page# AirPrime airprime.com 16 Alpine alpine.com 22,23 Apple apple.com 10 AT&T Wireless attws.com 16 Audiovox audiovox.com 16 Avanti avanti.com 27,28 Belkin Components belkin.com 20 Blaupunkt blaupunkt.com 22 Casio casio.com 24 Cingular Wireless cingular.com 16 Compaq compaq.com 10 CMC Magnetics Corp. cmcdisk.com 23 Danby danby.com 27 eBrain Market Research ebrain.com 8 Epson epson.com 6 Ericsson ericsson.com 16 Essential Reality essentialreality.com 20 Faroudja faroudja.com 12 Good Technology goodtechnology.com 23 Hewlett Packard hp.com 3,6,10 Handspring handspring.com 16,23 I-Jam i-jam.com 23 InterAct Accessories interactaccessories.com 20 Iomega iomega.com 23 Infinity Products infinity.com 22 JBL jbl.com 22 JVC jvc.com 23,26 Kessel kessel.com 23 Kenwood kenwood.com 12,23 Kicker kicker.com 22 Kinyo kinyo.com 20 Kodak kodak.com 23 Konica konica.com 23 Konka konka.com 26 Kyocera Wireless Corp kyocera-wireless.com 16 LG Electronics lge.com 27 LG InfoComm USA lginfocomm.com 16 MCC/Verbatim verbatimcorp.com 10 Mad Catz madcatz.com 20 Maxell maxell.com 10 Memorex memorex.com 10 Microsoft microsoft.com 18 Mitsubishi Wireless Communications mitsubishiwireless.com 16 Motorola motorola.com 16 my-Vox my-vox.com 23 NEC America nec.com 16 Nextel nextel.com 16 Nintendo nintendo.com 18 Nokia nokia.com 16 Palm Computing palm.com 23 Panasonic panasonic.com 10,16,24,26 Philips philips.com 10,26 Pioneer pioneer.com 6,22 Polaroid polaroid.com 23 Ricoh ricoh.com 10 Royal royal.com 23 Sampo sampo.com 23 Samsung samsung.com 16,23,26,27 Sega sega.com 18 Sendo sendo.com 16 Sharp Electronics sharpelectronics.com 27 Siemens siemens.com 16 Sirius Satellite Radio siriusradio.com 6 SonicBlue sonicblue.com 23 Sony sony.com 18,24 Soundcrafters soundcrafters.com 22 Sprint PCS sprintpcs.com 16 Sub-Zero sub-zero.com 27 TDK tdk.com 10 Telemania 24 Thomson Multimedia rca.com 3,6,10,26 Thrustmaster thrustmaster.com 20 Toshiba toshiba.com 26 Uniden uniden.com 24 Verizon