October 20th, 2008

7layers to enlarge LG’s test capacities
Supported by 7layers, LG has set-up its own
Bluetooth® Recognized Test Facility

Irvine, USA – 20th October 2008: With the support from 7layers, a specialist in wireless communications testing, LG Electronics (LG), the global leader in consumer electronics, has enlarged its in-house test capacities. It took LG only a short time to become an officially recognized Bluetooth® Test Facility (BRTF). 7layers set-up an InterLab Bluetooth® RF Test Solution in the laboratories of LG and provided information and training to speed up the accreditation process.
LG uses the InterLab Bluetooth® RF Test Solution, which is based on the InterLab System Software with integrated Rohde & Schwarz instruments. “We mainly chose this system because of its high automation level”, says Jagon Lee at Q&R Center of LG Electronics. “Full automation, as ensured by this Bluetooth® test solution, is a must for us, since testing is becoming both faster and more reliable at the same time. The additional training sessions and the valuable information we got from 7layers, helped us considerably in order to quickly achieve the accreditation status. Since both quality and speed are important to our success, the services from 7layers suited us perfectly.”

“Working with LG on this project was a great pleasure for us, says Tom Wellner from 7layers. “The experienced engineers from LG were well prepared and cooperative. It only took a short time to set-up the new system in their already extensive laboratories, which they can now use, both for development and qualification test processes. Should any questions arise, we are very happy to further support them via our Bluetooth® service centers in Korea or Irvine.”

In order to cover its continuously growing test demands, LG had already set-up an in-house test laboratory based on software-tools and services from 7layers. The Bluetooth® RF Test Solution, they have now implemented, covers all RF tests defined by the Bluetooth® Specification version 2.1+EDR, which are necessary for qualifying modern Bluetooth® products with enhanced data rate throughput. It is an ideal tool for the efficient qualification of such modern high tech products as LG is developing and manufacturing.


About 7layers
7layers is an international group of test and service centers for the wireless communications industry, with broad expertise in testing and qualification for GSM, GPRS, 3G, Bluetooth® and other wireless communications technologies. 7layers offers test house services, engineering services and software development. Based on the InterLab System Software, they develop e.g. test solutions, which they combine with laboratory set-up and support services. Manufacturers, service providers and network operators benefit from the 7layers’ services. The 7layers test and service centers are connected via a “Rapid Response Network”. It ensures seamless information transfer between the various sites in Germany, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and USA.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in 114 operations including 82 subsidiaries around the world. With 2007 global sales of USD 44 billion, LG is comprised of four business units – Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. LG is the world’s leading producer of mobile handsets, flat panel TVs, air conditioners, front-loading washing machines, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater systems.