LG joins Connectivity Standards Alliance Board

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LG Electronics has been named to the Board of Directors of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, a global organization focused on developing, evolving and promoting universal open standards for the Internet of Things. The newly appointed Board of Directors members are Don Williams of LG’s Chief Strategy Office and Sang Kim of LG’s Chief Technology Office. 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 lead the expansion of the smart home ecosystem. “Through our role on the Alliance board, we are demonstrating our full commitment to creating a more connected and convenient future – said Kim Byoung-hoon, CTO and executive vice president of LG Electronics –. With the adoption and support of Matter, our growing lineup of smart products, including TVs, home appliances and IoT devices and sensors, will be able to connect to each other – and all compatible solutions – more securely and easily. We will continue to deliver innovative customer experiences and help drive the evolution of the smart home forward”. Matter, an Internet Protocol (IP)-based communications standard for smart home technologies, is helping to create an open smart home environment where products from diverse manufacturers can communicate and share data. LG aims to provide support for Matter across its smart platforms, including the LG ThinQ smart home platform and app and the webOS smart TV platform.