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Week-end Edition - Day 2 & Day 3 - IFA International

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Week-end Edition - Day 2 & Day 3 - IFA

international Official Daily News Source for International Visitors at IFA IFA's Global Leading Position Underlined by Chancellor THE “MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD” INAUGURATES IFA AT OPENING GALA German Chancellor, Angela Merkel According to Forbes Magazine, she’s the most powerful woman in the world… and as Germany plays an increasing role in the “concert of nations”, not to mention in the Consumer Electronics world, it was a fitting start to this, the world’s biggest CE trade show, that the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel “open the ball”! At the magnificent gala event which opened IFA 2008 at the Palais am Funkturm in Berlin, the Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, the Chairman of the Supervisory The new AQUOS series on show at IFA, with TV’s ranging from 32” right up to 52” (bypassing 37” and 46” models) is a real eye opener thanks to a new convenient design coupled with eco-friendliness. Indeed, Sharp’s technical prowess developed over time enables efficient manufacturing of 46”and 52”LCD TVs at their new Kameyama plant, producing eighth-generation substrates. Board of gfu Dr. Rainer Hecker and Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel addressed the high-ranking guests from leading international CE companies, decision-makers from politics and business, and members of the national and international media. The Chancellor, by her presence and by the quality of her opening speech, underlined the political will to support IFA as the number one platform for business exchange in the CE world. See page 4 for extracts from Chancellor Merkel’s speech. Taking a Star Role at IFA Sharp’s New AQUOS D65 Series WEEKEND EDITION Saturday 30 th August 2008 Hall 20 Stand 101 Hall 3.2 Stand 101 Hall 5.2 Stand 101 CONTENTS O5 > NEWS 11 > CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS 15 > MARKET & TECHNOLOGIES TRENDS 16 > MEET THE VISIONARIES 23 > PRODUCT TRENDS 29 > THE GREEN PAGE 31 > HOME APPLIANCES @ IFA 35 > TRADE NEWS 37 > WHERE TO GO IN BERLIN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS Dr. Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet Chairman and Chief Executive Officer BSF Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH “It’s not just efficiency in using the product, but the entire life cycle. The key is to further reduce consumption with each new generation...” See page 16 Simon Kang President and CEO Digital Display Company LG Electronics Inc. “Customer insight serves as the basic foundation for us to develop any product if we really want it to be successful in the market.” See page 19 www.ifa-international.org

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