Seoul, Korea - November 8, 2006 - Driving the worldwide acceptance of high-speed networking
over powerlines, the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today announced that LG Electronics Korea
has joined the HomePlug Implementers' Forum Board of Directors. LG, the world's largest
television manufacturer and a top three global consumer electronics manufacturer, brings a
strong background in next generation home electronics and appliances to HomePlug's diverse
leadership group. With the addition of LG, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance continues to align
the world's leading consumer electronics manufacturers around the global HomePlug family of
"As a global leader in consumer electronics and communications applications, LG understands
the importance of HomePlug's open-standards approach to powerline technologies, and their
membership will serve as a key factor in shaping the Alliance for the future," said Mathew Theall
of Intel Corporation, who also serves as president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. "We
anticipate LG playing a key role in influencing the future of digital home appliance connectivity."
The addition of LG to the Alliance's leadership team is expected to have a tremendous impact on
HomePlug's vision for the digital home, as the demand for robust connectivity amongst consumer
appliances continues to expand. By participating in the HomePlug Implementers' Forum Board of
Directors, LG has the opportunity to bring their expertise to the HomePlug BOD.
"HomePlug technology has rapidly evolved into the most robust and versatile standard for home
networking and connectivity," said Paul Yonghwan Kim, LG chief research engineer of Home
Network Division. "By joining the HomePlug Board of Directors, we are underscoring our
commitment to provide consumers with premium products that blend design, technology and
The LG membership announcement comes during this week's Intel Developer Forum® in Seoul,
Korea and coincides with yesterday's announcement in Japan that Texas Instruments has also
joined the HomePlug Board of Directors. The addition of TI and LG to the Alliance's leadership
team is expected to influence the extended capabilities of digital connectivity in home appliances
and next generation electronics.
The HomePlug Alliance's family of standards embraces several focus areas: HomePlug 1.0 + AV
(in-home connectivity, including digital home and consumer electronics applications); HomePlug
BPL (to-the-home, Broadband-over-Powerline applications); and HomePlug Command and
Control (Home Automation applications).
Companies interested in receiving information about joining the HomePlug Powerline Alliance are
invited to contact Executive Director Rob Ranck (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details on
membership and activities.
About the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance:
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is an industry-led initiative established to create
specifications for home high-speed powerline networking products and command & control
among platforms within the home, and broadband access services to the home. The Alliance
accelerates demand for HomePlug-enabled products and services worldwide through the
sponsorship of market and user education programs. Membership in the Alliance has grown to
include over 65 industry-leading companies. HomePlug Sponsor companies include Cisco
(CSCO); Comcast (CMCSK); EarthLink (ELNK); GE Security, Inc., an affiliate of General Electric
Co. (NYSE: GE); Intel Corporation (INTC); Motorola (MOT); RadioShack Corporation (RSH);
Sharp Laboratories of America; and Sony (SNE). Contributor members include Arkados (OTCBB:
AKDS); Conexant (CNXT); Gigle Semiconductor; Intellon Corporation; and SPiDCOM
Technologies. Additional information about the Alliance, including a complete listing of certified
products, is available at http://www.homeplug.org.
HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. All other
trademarks, trade names and service marks mentioned and/or used belong to their respective