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issue: December 2007 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 40
Designing for Cultures
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent
Despite globalization, cultural identities remain entrenched, calling for appliances with unique features.

Feature Articles

page 34
Quality and Testing/Certification
Testing the Quality of Luxury Appliances
by Leanna Skarnulis, Contributing Editor
Consumers of built-in luxury appliances from Sub-Zero Inc. and Wolf Appliance Inc. pay for and expect a high degree of reliability.

page 36
2007 Year in Review
Moving and Shaking: 2007 Industry Year in Review
by Diane Ritchey, News Editor
It was a year marked by uncertain markets, the continuing shift of manufacturing to lower-cost production centers, and the mounting importance of environmental factors in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of appliances.

page 37
2007 Year in Review
Appliance Standards and the Environment in 2007
by Diane Ritchey, News Editor

page 44
Consumer Research
What Consumer Research Says about Appliance Noise
by Paul Zimmerman and Joan Detloff, 3M Acoustic Solutions, St. Paul, MN, U.S.
A recent study found that most consumers are willing to pay a premium for quiet appliances.

page 46

Latin American Appliance Industry 2007 Review and Outlook
13th Annual Portrait of the Latin American Appliance Industry The availability of credit is expected to continued to stimulate appliance sales in Brazil and other Latin American markets.
Price: $145.00 Published: 12/2007 Format: PDF Pages: 2

page 48

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page 23
The Open Door
A Closer Look at Standby Power
by Wayne Morris, vice president, division services, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

page 24
Circuit Protection
The Impact of Safety Regulations on MCUs
by Steve Redpath, assistant manager, Industrial Business Group, NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH

page 28
Motor Technology
Meeting Motor Mandates
New EC motors can help coolers and freezers meet the upcoming California CEC Title 20 mandate.

page 30
Electronics Report
Snap-In Sensor
Thanks to a special clip design, a new sensor allows HVAC equipment engineers to easily monitor air temperature within an enclosure.

page 32
Technology Report
Versatile Wire Termination
A new connector reliably connects different conductor types together in a common unit.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 14
China Report
Chinese A/C Industry Rebounds
by Yu Hao, China Correspondent

page 15
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Factory Unit Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of September 2007

page 18
Europe Report
Russian Appliance Market Warms Up Slowly
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent


page 9
Appliance Line
Solutions for Healthier Lives
Tim Somheil, Editor
Appliances facilitate healthier living—no matter how you define "healthy."


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