Leverage technology expertise and vision for a more connected future, LG leads smart home ecosystem expansion

Seoul, South Korea, July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics (LG) has been appointed to the board of directors of the Connectivity Standards Alliance (the Alliance), the world’s leading organization focused on the development, evolution and promotion of universal open standards for Internet of Things (IoT).

As the global market leader in home appliances and a supporting board member of the Alliance, LG brings extensive expertise and experience in smart home and communications technologies to the global organization. The new board members are Don Williams of LG’s Chief Strategy Office and Dr. Blood Kim from LG’s Chief Technology Office.

Through its elevated role in the Alliance, LG plans to actively participate in the development and standardization of Matter, the Alliance’s open-source IoT protocol for connecting smart home devices, and to lead the expansion. of the smart home ecosystem.

“Through our role on the Alliance Board, we demonstrate our full commitment to creating a more connected and convenient future,” said Dr. Kim Byoung-hoon, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Electronics. “With the adoption and support of Matter, our growing range of smart products, including TVs, home appliances, and IoT devices and sensors, will be able to connect to each other – and all compatible solutions – in a way more secure and simpler. We will continue to deliver innovative customer experiences and help drive the evolution of the smart home.”

Matter, an Internet Protocol (IP)-based communication standard for smart home technologies, is helping to create an open smart home environment where products from various manufacturers can communicate and share data, making compatibility issues an issue. thing of the past.

LG aims to provide support for Matter on its convenience-enhancing smart platforms, including the LG ThinQ smart home platform and app and the award-winning webOS™ smart TV platform. Adopting Matter will not only benefit LG customers, but will also strengthen the overall competitiveness of the company’s innovative home appliance and TV lines.

“Like the Alliance, at LG we are committed to changing and improving the world we live in,” said LG Senior Vice President of Innovation Dr. North American innovation from LG, LG NOVA. “For us, this means innovative product development focused on delivering a better user experience and improving the way we deliver service and value at home and beyond. We look forward to this collaboration and all the opportunities to come.”

“LG brings great energy and market reach to the Alliance, with its wide product range, engineering expertise and connectivity solutions, but what makes the Alliance stronger with LG is its dedication to innovation,” said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO of the Connectivity Standards Alliance. “We are thrilled to have LG join our board of directors to help drive even more innovation in Matter’s future, extending the value of the Internet of Things to consumers around the world.”

Made up of more than 500 companies, the global members of the Alliance collaborate to create open standards for the IoT, transforming the way we live, work and play. With the deep and diverse expertise of its members, robust certification programs, and a full suite of open IoT solutions, the Alliance is leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics is a global technology and consumer electronics innovator with a presence in nearly every country and a global workforce of more than 75,000 people. LG’s four companies – Home Appliance & Air Solution, Home Entertainment, Vehicle component Solutions and Business Solutions – have combined for global sales of more than $63 billion in 2021. LG is a leading manufacturer of consumer and commercial products ranging from televisions, home appliances, air solutions, monitors, service robots, automotive components and its premium LG SIGNATURE brands and smart phones LG ThinQ are household names around the world. Visit www.LGnewsroom.com for the latest news.


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