LG Electronics MobileComm, U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones), announced the opening of its new headquarters in San Diego, California, U.S. The 38,209 square foot facility will provide advanced utilities for research and development, engineering and sales and marketing, and will also house LG Affiliate companies including LG Chem, LG Innotek and FNS.
Since entering the U.S. mobile handset market in 1998, LG Mobile Phones has grown exponentially. LG Mobile Phones maintains the number one rank in CDMA phone sales in the U.S. for the second quarter of 2005. Since the fourth quarter of 2003, LG has shipped more CDMA handsets in the U.S. than any other manufacturer, according to analyst firm IDC. LG sold more than 12 million handsets worldwide in the second quarter of this year, bringing overall market share to 6.3 percent. LG has also has seen impressive growth in the GSM category. Just over 2 years after the launch of its first GSM handset in the U.S., LG again secured the number four spot in the U.S. GSM market in the second quarter of 2005.
"LG Mobile Phones is committed to innovation and this move will provide our employees with an environment that will encourage and nurture creativity and development of new wireless technologies," said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics MobileComm. "As LG continues to increase market share in North America we believe this move marks yet another growth phase for our business."
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