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issue: March 2007 APPLIANCE Magazine

Feature Articles

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Appliance Magazine Joins Canon Communications
Dominant magazine in the appliance sector to build on synergies and resources of new parent company.

page 24
Executive Corner
Going Global and Green
APPLIANCE Staff Feature
Danfoss A/S is a leading global supplier of commercial and industrial components and controls for the HVAC/R industry. It has facilities in more than 50 countries, with its most recent growth in China and the U.S. Its business in North America is growing 40 percent a year, while its China-based operations are growing 35 percent a year.

page 61
Manufacturing
Manufacturing Comes Full Circle
by Steve Wichelecki, Assistant Editor
Advanced Dynamics is reducing costs and improving quality while bringing manufacturing from Mexico to Wisconsin, U.S.

page 63
Concept Appliances
Conceptual Transformation
by Erin Biesen, Associate Editor
While concept appliances may look great as mock-ups, the real test to see if a company has a viable new product on their hands is consumer feedback and how it relates to the market.

page 9
APPLIANCE Line
A Lot Can Happen in a Year
By Tim Somheil, editor
March 31, 2007 marks the 1-year anniversary of Whirlpool Corporation's acquisition of Maytag.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

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The Open Door
Getting the Most from Your Motor Dollar
U.S. appliance manufacturers are focused more than ever on market share, production volume and profits. To that end, working engineers have to focus their efforts on designing appliance systems that add and improve functions and features that meet customer needs and command higher prices and profits.

page 36
Electronics Report
Reliable Resonator
Based on a patented processing technology, a new silicon resonator is designed to replace quartz oscillators to enable smaller, more functional, reliable appliances.

page 38
Technology Report
Advanced Communication
An advanced single integrated circuit (IC) is said to bring Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities to electronic devices—and the mass market.

page 40
Motor Technology
Cost Control
A new microcontroller (MCU) series is said to offer environmentally friendly, power-efficient performance in “wet” appliances while reducing bill of material costs for appliance OEMs.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

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U.S. Appliance Industry Factory Unit Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of December 2006
Revised February 23, 2007

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Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Index for December 2006

page 18
New Delhi Report
Business Booms in India for DTH Players
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent
A new development in the Indian television broadcasting market has opened up a new opportunity for makers of set-top boxes, including direct-to-home (DTH) players.

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Tokyo Report
Japan’s Home Use Humidifier Market Takes Off
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan Correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
The Japanese domestic humidifier market is growing, driven largely by the increasing acceptance of space-heating room air-conditioners (RACs).

Departments

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APPLIANCE Line
A Lot Can Happen in a Year
By Tim Somheil, editor
March 31, 2007 marks the 1-year anniversary of Whirlpool Corporation's acquisition of Maytag.

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