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Day 5 - IFA

international Official Daily News Source for International Visitors at IFA Reaching Ever Higher... Level of Attendees at IFA 2007 at All Time High Kunihiko Sato, President -Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) While numbers are growing at IFA, and the international presence at the show is becoming even more apparent, it appears that the general level of attendees is at an all-time high. At the early beginning of the event we have seen state officials such as the State Minister for the Economy and Technology, Michael Glos, or Professor Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European parliament. Then the first days, keynotes of an exceptional level where done by visionaries like Rudy Provoost (Philips Executive Vice President), Norio Niwa (Executive Vice President Seiko Epson), Guerrino De Luca (President & CEO Logitech) and so on. But during the running of the show, senior officers of the world’s top CE companies are also here for meetings at the very highest level. It is in this way that IFA International met exclusively at the JVC stand with Kunihiko Sato, President worldwide of JVC (Japan Victor Company), who accepted to outline his current vision of the way his company fits into the market. .../ Cont’d. Page 11 European premiere for the third generation of HD DVD players Officially announced at IFA... In October 2007, Toshiba will be launching the HD-EP30 and HD-EP35, the first third generation HD DVD players, on the European market. The HD-EP30 and EP35 also include features which are not supported at present by any other HD DVD unit. (Learn more about trends in HD DVD on page 7...) DAY 5 Tuesday 4th September CONTENTS 01 > HEADLINE NEWS 07 > MARKET & TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 11 > MEET THE VISIONARIES 14 > PRODUCT TRENDS 24 > CONFERENCE SPOTLIGHT 26 > TRADE NEWS 29 > GOING OUT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS Jens Heithecker Director Messe Berlin “We have IFA representatives in every country worldwide in charge of informing our potential clients, potential trade visitors and exhibitors...” See page 5 Georges Bailey General Manager, IBM Global Electronics Industry “There’s a general lack of collaboration across the CE sector and it’s clear that doing R&D in-house is just too expensive these days.” See page 13 Hilke Panzner Microsoft TV Field Marketing Manager “There could be a lot of reasons why the quality is not that good, but where we have the product in the market we see a very good quality, and we convince the consumer to buy because of the picture quality.” See page 6

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