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  • 10 June 2004 14:26

Intel and LG Electronics To Work On Connecting Devices In Digital Home

INTEL AND LG ELECTRONICS TO WORK ON CONNECTING DEVICES IN DIGITAL HOME

Sydney, Australia, June 11, 2004 – Intel Korea and LG Electronics jointly announced today that LG Electronics agreed to adopt Intel® Networked Media Product Requirements (Intel® NMPR) to enhance the interoperability among PCs and consumer electronics devices in the digital home.

Intel NMPR is a set of development guidelines and tools to enable device manufacturers to deliver consumer products with faster time-to-market based on an interoperability framework that delivers the best experience in connecting devices to Intel-based platforms. Intel NMPR will comply with the Digital Home Working Group (DHWG) guidelines, enabling the development of multi-branded products and solutions to work better together.

LG Electronics is the world’s first major consumer electronics manufacturer endorsing Intel NMPR and will target networked personal video recorders (PVR) as their first NMPR compliant products by the end of this year, followed by home entertainment PC and consumer electronics devices such as home media centre, wireless TVs, etc.

“It’s really pleasing to see major consumer electronics device manufacturers such as LG Electronics endorse Intel NMPR, “ said Louis Burns, Intel vice president and general manager of the Desktop Platforms Group. “We will continue to work with LG Electronics to accelerate exciting consumer experiences in the digital home.”

“We have been working with Intel to enhance consumers’ digital experience in the home with seamlessly connected devices. We believe this collaboration will give us benefits of faster timer-to-market, which will be helpful for LG Electronics to lead the worldwide digital home market.” said Nam K. Woo, president and CEO of Digital Display and Media Division of LG Electronics.

About Intel

Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom..

About LG

LG Electronics, Inc. was established in 1958 as the pioneer in the Korean consumer electronics market. The company is a major global force in electronics and information and communications products with more than 64,000 employees working in 76 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. With annual total revenues of more than US $16.9 billion (non-consolidated), LG Electronics comprises three main business companies: Digital Display & Media, Digital Appliance, Telecommunication Equipment & Handset.

LG Electronics’ goal is to enable the intelligent networking of digital products that will

make consumers’ lives better than ever. For more information, please visit www.lge.com

-ENDS-

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For more information, please contact:

Daniel Anderson Intel Australia Pty Ltd Tel: (02) 9937 5886 Mob: 0418 686 775 Email: daniel.anderson@intel.com

Debbie Sassine or Eva Diaz Spectrum Communications Tel: (02) 9954 3299 Email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au or evad@spectrumcomms.com.au

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