LG Electronics announced sales of more than 10 million refrigerators with its patented Inverter Linear Compressor technology around the world since 2001. In 2001, LG introduced the first refrigerator of this kind, continuing to improve the technology ever since. With positive results in markets such as Korea, North America, Europe and the CIS region, LG is expected to sell more than two million Inverter Linear Compressor refrigerators in 2014. Earlier this year, the Inverter Linear Compressor was tested by VDE. LG’s technology employs a straight piston drive instead of a conventional reciprocating drive, resulting in less internal friction than conventional motors. This increases the refrigerator’s reliability and durability while also generating less noise while running. Besides, the refrigerator ensures a high level of energy efficiency. “LG has always strived to offer consumers the most advanced, highest performing appliances in the industry”, said Young-il Park, head of LG’s refrigerator business unit. “Our Inverter Linear Compressor is the result of our commitment to excellence and technological innovation and demonstrates LG’s desire to lead the global premium refrigerator market”.