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Tuesday, 2 June 2009, 17:43 HKT/SGT

Best Choice Awards Announced at COMPUTEX; Elan Microelectronics Wins 'Best Choice of the Year'

COMPUTEX, Taipei, June 2, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - The "Transparent Touchpad" by Elan Microelectronics Corp. won the 'Best Choice of the Year Award', and all other winning products will be showcased in the dedicated areas at Best Choice Pavilion in TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall during COMPUTEX TAIPEI. Best Choice Award is the official ICT product competition of COMPUTEX TAIPEI, Asia's largest ICT exhibition covering the most complete supply chain of ICT products that announced the total of 29 award-winning products on June 2nd this year.

The Best Choice Award is now entering its 8th year. The number of contesting products has grown from the initial 100 to about 400 this year with 170 domestic and foreign participating enterprises, showing the recognition of exhibitors to this important event and consideration as a platform to new product exposure.

The jury representative, the Chief Director of Computer and Information Networking Center, National Taiwan University (NTU), Hsin-hsi Chen said, as a result of the variety and outstanding contesting products in each sector this year, a panel of local and foreign judges not only have given Taiwan's technological innovation a high degree of recognition, but also had regrets during the selection process to few allotted awards for some many great and distinguished products.

Enoch Du, the Secretary General of Taipei Computer Association (TCA) stated that there are four main features to this year's Best Choice Award. Foremost is the latest brand image design. Secondly, the press conference gives the press and media a quick preview of this year's winning products ahead of COMPUTEX TAIPEI. Thirdly, the Online Best Choice 2009 Award Prediction Contest (with combined feature of web2.0). Last but not least, the newly added Green ICT Award.

All the award-winning products will be showcased on the 4th floor at Best Choice Pavilion in TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall (Booth#: L102) from June 2nd to 6th. Buyers' voting contest is also held onsite. Buyers who vote with printed ticket downloaded from the website will receive a special limited gift.

Special Awards

- Best Choice of the Year: the best product of the year

- Green ICT Award: a newly added award in 2009 selected by experts in the field of environmental protection. The winning product represents the best product of environmental protection and energy saving.

- Best Choice of Overseas Enterprise

- Jury's Special Award: for the product that has the most export potential by small and medium enterprises

The Winning List of Category Awards

Categories            Company Name            Product Name

Best Choice           Elan Microelectronics   Transparent Touchpad
 of the Year

Green ICT Award       VIA Technologies, Inc.  VIA Optimized Mobile
                                              Platform Solution - 
                                              VIA Nano(TM)Processor 
                                              and VX855 uMSP (Micro-
                                              Media System Processor) 

Green ICT Award       Acer Incorporated       Acer K10 projector

Best Choice of 
Overseas Enterprise   NVIDIA Corporation      NVIDIA(R) ION(TM)

Jury's Special Award  June-On Co., LTD.       DDM KVM Switches

Jury's Special Award  ADD-ON TECHNOLOGY       SoundBase G3
                                              5.1CH Dolby/DTS Personal
                                              Cinema System/Gaming 
PC/PC Server/ 
Notebook/Tablet PC    Micro-Star Internatn'l  Netbook U115 Hybrid

PC/PC Server / 
Notebook/Tablet PC    GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY    Notebook - Booktop M1022

PC/PC Server/ 
Notebook/Tablet PC    Acer Incorporated       Acer Aspire Z5000 Series 
                                               all-in-one desktop PC

LSI, VLSI &           VIA Technologies, Inc.  VIA Optimized Mobile
Components	                              Platform Solution - 
                                              VIA Nano(TM) Processor & 
                                              VX855 uMSP (Micro-Media 
                                              System Processor) 
Accessories           Elan Microelectronics   Transparent Touchpad

Peripherals,          TOPlay INC.             OGS Earphone -
Accessories	                              the Hanger Series
Peripherals,          ASPEED Technology Inc.  Remote PC System Platform

Motherboards &        GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY    GA-EX58A-EXTREME 
Add On cards                                   Motherboard
Motherboards &        DFI Inc.                LANParty UT X58-T3eH8
Add On cards

Communication         AMIT, Inc.              Wireless Mobile Broadband
Products                                       Gateway

Communication         ASUSTeK Computer Inc.   nuvifone(TM)G60 

Communication         ATEN International Co.  KN4140v -
Products                                       KVM Over the NET(TM)

Software              HGiga Inc.              Digital Signage System,

IPC / Embedded        VIA Technologies, Inc.  VIA Pico-ITXe Form Factor
System Products 

IPC / Embedded        IEI Technology Corp.    IP67 Waterproof Panel PC
System Products                                with 12" TFT LCD 

IPC / Embedded        Korenix Technology      Diving-grade Industrial
System Products  	                          Embedded M12 / 
                                               RJ Ethernet Switch

Car Electronics       Micro-Star Internat'l   Scalable and Manageable
Products                                       Large On-Demand System

Car Electronics       MiTAC International     Mio Explora K75 GPS Phone 

Digital Entert'ment   ASUSTeK Computer Inc.   ASUS G51 Notebook

Digital Entert'ment   AVerMedia Technologies  AVerTV TwinStar

Digital Entert'ment   Elan Microelectronics   Smart Remote Control 

Security Products     Netflame Technology     NETSTEALTH UTM GIGA FIREWALL

Data Storage Products  InnoDisk Corp.         SATADOM 

Data Storage Products  ASUSTeK Computer Inc.  EeeNAS PC

Data Storage Products  Infortrend Technology  Infortrend ESVA-F60
View the Day #1 "Computex Taipei Show Daily": http://ecatalog.manufacturers.com.tw/ecatalog.asp?eId=E7819038

AbouT Best Choice Award

Established in 2002, Best Choice Award has upheld the spirit of its name and provided the optimal procurement choices for international buyers. For the sake of fairness, the National Taiwan University has commissioned to recruit a group of well-rounded juries including industry's leading international procurement representatives, academicians, research analysts, local/ international editor-in-chiefs and experts in the field of environmental protection. The award-winning products are evaluated based on the technological edge, innovative design and export marketability. For more information on award-winning products, please go to the website of Best Choice Award www.computex.biz/bestchoice.

Taipei Computer Association (TCA) 
Gini Lin, Ext 847
Email: gini@mail.tca.org.tw
Sara Wu, Ext 295
Email: sara@mail.tca.org.tw
Tel: +886-2-25774249
Fax: +886-2-25785392

Topic: Corporate Announcement

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