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issue: November 2005 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 42
Control Panels and Displays
Aesthetics to the Fore
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Control panels and displays, some with touch capabilities, are being better integrated into an appliances total look while conveying more information to and from the user.

Feature Articles

page 49
Rheem Air Conditioning
Turning a New Leaf
by Erin Biesen, Assistant Editor
The Rheem Air Conditioning Division has made drastic changes in the last 3 years to focus on the customer and regain market share. Rheem was not as strong or competitive as it had once been. In the mid-1980s, Rheem held a 16-percent market share and a complete product line. Its market share declined to 11 percent, with numerous product line gaps, by 2000. New product development was down to one or two product introductions every 3 to 5 years, which contributed to the weakened product line.

page 57
42nd Annual Report on HVAC
The SEER Season
by Jill Russell, Associate Editor
Environmental mandates and industry-savvy consumers are leaving HVAC producers no choice but to hit the ground running with new product technologies and designs in 2006.

page 60
42nd Annual Report on HVAC
Not Your Father’s Fireplace
by Jill Russell, Associate Editor
Hearth product designers are using non-traditional technology and aesthetics to create unique decorative elements for the home as consumers are becoming more educated and environmentally conscious.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 33
The Open Door
Building a Supportive Home
by Dick Topping, director of Appliance Research, TIAX, LLC
You may recall that in September 2003, we published an article as part of our regular series in APPLIANCE magazine entitled Bringing Health Care Home.

page 34
Switches
Simple Construction, High-Performance Switch Technology
by Tony Van Zeeland, chief technology officer, InPlay Technologies, Inc.
New switch technology is easily integrated into existing manufacturing processes, with minimal piece-parts.

page 37
Technology Report
Miniature Digital Microphones
Sonion A/S recently launched one of the smallest digital microphones, the DigiSiMic™, for cell phones, headsets, digital cameras and camcorders, laptops, and PDAs.

page 38
Motor Technology
MCUs for BLDC and AC Induction Motor Control
ZiLOG launched the Z8 Encore! MC generation of Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) targeted at sensorless brushless DC (BLDC) and AC induction motor control applications.

page 41
Electronics Report - Engineering
Clock Integrated Circuits
Analog Devices has introduced three clock ICs to add to its portfolio of clock products.

Production

page 76
Laundry Appliances
Fast Wrap
BSH New Bern installed a high-speed packaging line from MSK for film-wrapping washers and dryers.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 17
Appliance Industry
Portable Appliances/Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances Index for Aug 2005

page 18
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of August 2005
Revised December 20th 2005

page 20
New Delhi Report
India's Most-Wanted Appliances
by Adite Chatterjee, New Delhi correspondent, APPLIANCE Magazine
India’s Most-Wanted Appliances

page 20
Tokyo Report
Japanese Consumers Warm Up To Induction Cooking
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Japanese Consumers Warm Up To Induction Cooking

Departments

page 26
People
Bradley Wucherpfennig of Phillips Plastics Corporation
After serving as vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for 3 years, Bradley Wucherpfennig was named president and chief operating officer (COO) of Phillips Plastics Corporation located in Prescott, Wisconsin, U.S. in May of last year.

page 9
Appliance Line
Think Differentiation
Tim Somheil, Editor
There seems to be a concept appliance boom underway. That’s a good thing.

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