Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tek sweeps Computex design awards

Taiwan’s Tek Computer Inc. won a record 17 awards at this yr’s Computex d&i Awards, organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said May 5.

The seventh edition of the annual awards, co-organized with Germany-based design body International Forum and seen as a major showcase for innovative products, drew 288 entries from 125 manufacturers, up 21.8 percent and 13.4 percent on the previous yr, respectively, TAITRA said.

According to the council, this yr’s event saw much grter participation from foreign manufacturers and fiercer competition as a result, with lding lights such as U.S.-based semiconductor maker Qualcomm submitting products for the first time.

An international tm of six judges selected this yr’s 74 winning entries, which will be announced at Computex Taipei’s curtain-raising media conference June 2, and put on display for the four-day duration of the event in the main hall at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.

Hot egories at this yr’s awards include wrable devices, mobile communiions and Internet equipment. For example, Qualcomm’s Toq Smartwatch allows users to take calls, display calendar appointments, listen to music and use social media, as well as monitoring daily activity levels, to allow a smless matching of technology and lifestyle.

Corp.’s smartphone New One (M8), launched at the beginning of April, and Tek’s ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 also picked up prizes in the smartphone egory.

A stable of other domestic and international names bagged awards, including Inc., Adata Technology Co. Ltd., Asrock Inc., Edimax Technology Co. Ltd., Micro-Star International Co. Ltd., NV, San Corp., Senao Networks Inc., Silicon Power Computer and Communiions Inc. and Thermaltake Technology Co. Ltd. (SDH)Source:

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