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CE Today 12/13/23: News from LG, ROKFORM, and Displace

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LG Electronics Appoints Chris Jung as President and CEO of North America

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Chris Jung, a seasoned executive with a three-decade career at LG Electronics, has been appointed as the President and CEO of LG Electronics North America, effective January 2024. Jung, who previously served as President and CEO of LG Electronics Latin America, brings extensive experience in the Americas, including leadership roles in the United States and Canada. In his new role, Jung will drive strategic initiatives for North America, focusing on profitable growth, business-to-business expansion, and utilizing LG’s innovations for whole home electrification and building decarbonization.

As the most senior executive in the Western Hemisphere, he will oversee activities in home appliances, home entertainment, business solutions, and air solutions. Jung’s diverse background includes leadership positions at LG Electronics headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics from Yonsei University and a master’s degree in business administration from McGill University.

Jung succeeds Thomas Yoon, who is assuming the role of President and CEO of the newly formed Overseas Sales and Marketing Company, based in Seoul.

ROKFORM Introduces Premium CNC Machined Aluminum Bike Mounts

Photo courtesy of ROKFORM.

ROKFORM, a prominent innovator of premium handheld solutions, has unveiled two new CNC machined aluminum bike mounts – the Over the Top Bike Mount and Small Bar Phone Mount – catering to quality-minded consumers seeking secure and versatile phone mounting options. The Over the Top Bike Mount is designed for road and mountain bikes, featuring ROKFORM’s patented RokLock® twist-lock for instant phone security in both portrait and landscape orientations.

Meanwhile, the Small Bar Phone Mount is crafted for E-bikes, scooters, mirrors, and more, providing a safe and secure phone mount with the RokLock® twist-lock system. Both mounts, made from strong and lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum, address gaps in ROKFORM’s product line, offering premium options for users.

Displace Unveils Displace Flex and Displace Mini

In a groundbreaking move, Displace, the innovative in-home entertainment startup celebrated for its first truly wireless TV, is set to unveil two new additions to its product line at CES 2024 — Displace Flex and Displace Mini. Building upon the success of the wireless 55″ 4K TV introduced at CES 2023, Displace envisions a seamless, ambient computing experience, extending beyond entertainment. Both Flex and Mini models boast wireless functionality, lightweight design, hand gesture control, and Displace’s proprietary active-loop vacuum technology for easy wall mounting.

The safety-focused devices also feature advanced wall-sensing algorithms, stability adhesives, and a self-lowering landing gear system, positioning Displace as the safest wall-mounted TVs on the market. Displace Flex, a 55″ 4K TV, offers versatility with its portable magnetic stand, while Displace Mini, a 27″ version, caters to smaller spaces and unconventional locations. Both models introduce NFC payment readers, enabling secure shopping experiences directly from the TV, reinforcing Displace’s move towards ambient computing. Reservations for these cutting-edge TVs begin on January 9, 2024, with shipping expected by late 2024.