The latest IFA exhibition was held in Berlin in September, 2010. As the top-level, largest and most influential show for consumer electronics, IFA exhibition attracts the world’s top consumer electronics brands with their heavyweight products each year. From such event, the professionals can predict how home appliances will develop globally in the future 2 to 5 years. Thus, it can be seen as the vane of their new trends which are unveiled as below:
First, home appliances of low energy consumption is becoming the mainstream of development. With the surge of “green” economy, high efficiency and environmental protection is currently regarded as the one common goal of home appliances producers. Their goal is quite specific: to meet the demands of water and electricity energy-saving without neglect of operation convenience. In 2010 IFA exhibition, many producers brought their new energy-saving appliances to the world. For example, “Haier” presented A++ series products which can reduce about 40% energy consumption; “Boche”showed their new products with I-DOS technology which can save energy greatly. Moreover, the market share of high effective home appliances is still on the rise, which indicates that the concept of energy-saving is getting more and more recognition. Although they have large market potential in the future, high energy consumption home appliances will not diminish soon, the publicity of energy-saving concept still needs to be paid much attention to.
Second, the concept of comfort, health and high life quality is prevailing in new appliances. In 2010 IFA, the home appliances on show put more emphasis on operation convenience and humanized design. The supporting technology for such new appliances includes intelligent electronic control, sensor, and machine programming etc, which can reduce human labor enormously. For instance, the advanced washing machines can make programs specifically for clean clothing; dishwashers can guarantee high effective use of water and dry dishes with specific materials; some cookers and mini-typed appliances are equipped with touch pad screen, and they will start to work with just a touch. home appliances