VIZIO's Thin + Light and All-In-One Touch PCs Win the Coveted 2013 IDSA International Design Excellence Awards VIZIO's Award Winning Premium PCs Continue to Receive Recognition for Their Innovative Design

IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO announced today that both their Thin + Light and the All-in-One Touch PC won awards in the IDSA's 2013 International Design Excellence Awards. The VIZIO Thin + Light won the Silver IDEA award, and the VIZIO All-in-One Touch PC won the Bronze IDEA award. In its short history, VIZIO has quickly become an industrial design leader across multiple product categories and now PCs. VIZIO has received many awards and accolades in the past for its innovative industrial designs.

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The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the voice of the industrial design profession, advancing the quality and positive impact of design. The IDEA competition comprises of multiple categories including:  digital design, entertainment, personal accessories, computer equipment and many more. For over 33 years, IDEA has recognized design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. A jury of 24 international design experts from design consultancies, corporations and universities chose the winning designs based on the following criteria: innovation, benefit to the user, responsibility, benefit to the client, visual appeal and appropriate aesthetics, design research category insights, and design strategy category.

"This year IDEA experienced a healthy increase in participation, most notably in digital design, computer equipment and student entries, and a more international group of participants," said IDEO's Thomas Overthun, the IDEA 2013 jury chair. "We saw design solving problems that years ago wouldn't have been intuitive roles for designers to play—making government interesting and engaging, or designing a political campaign. And, we noticed a trend towards design touching more aspects of the user experience, the best entries excelling with a consistent approach to hardware, interaction, digital and packaging design."

On July 1, winners were announced and displayed on idsa.org's IDEA 2013 Web gallery and through media partners Core77, Curve, Yanko Design, Design Bureau, and Plastics News. All winners are included in IDSA's Innovation journal fall Issue. IDSA will announce live at the IDEA ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at its 2013 International Conference in Chicago, the Best in Show, Curator's Choice, People's Choice and the Sustainability Award. Winning products will be on display during the 4 days of the conference (August 21-24) and will then be returned to the Henry Ford Museum. VIZIO's PCs will also be a part of The Henry Ford Museum's permanent design collection.

"We're thrilled that we've won the Silver and Bronze IDEA Awards for our Thin + Light and All-in-One Touch PC. These awards confirm that our evolving PC line-up with inspired designs, innovative and powerful performance, as well as the ability to deliver an unequalled user experience, has inspired consumers and designers alike," says Scott McManigal, VIZIO's Vice President of Design. "Now with our 3rd generation of products we have been able to focus on providing an even better user experience with our latest Touch PC line-up. Our pedigree of providing a great entertainment experience mixed with our innovative style allows us to bring superior PC products with premium features, performance, and elegant designs that consumers will be proud to own."

VIZIO's Approach:

Being innovative is more than just using imagination in your strategy; it is about building breath-taking products that inspire. VIZIO's philosophy and decision-making process comes down to offering a product with an innovative design, a clean user experience that is built for entertainment, has uncompromising performance, and is the ideal choice for the consumer. 

VIZIO's innovative approach expands beyond just the PC marketplace. The brand's new M-series TVs are designed with the consumers' needs at the forefront. This approach allows VIZIO to draw upon years of research and consumer feedback to deliver ultra-modern TVs that instantly upgrade any living room and become the ideal digital centerpiece for the modern home. Being a leader in the large size HDTV industry1 gives VIZIO the confidence to take risks in their designs, with the advantage of knowing how to push their technological capabilities. In addition to M-series' enhanced picture quality, nearly edge-to-edge display and ultra-thin bezel; the VIZIO Internet App Plus™ Smart TV platform has been revamped to be more responsive and easier to use. VIZIO continues to build upon their successful strategy and consistently set new benchmarks in design and entertainment. VIZIO's unique pedigree and leadership help them navigate consumer electronics with great success.

More information about VIZIO's PC products can be found at vizio.com/computing.

About IDSA

With its roots reaching back to 1938 and founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world's oldest, largest, member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. The society produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award® (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA's charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate and graduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 3,200 members in 30 professional chapters in the U.S. and internationally. For more information visit www.idsa.org.

About VIZIO

VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments. Since 2007 VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010. VIZIO is now also America's #1 large size HDTV company1 as the leading seller of 60" and larger HDTVs in the U.S. with 30% of the market in this class2. VIZIO is the #1 Sound Bar Company in the U.S. for Q1 20133. As VIZIO celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary, it remains committed to what it does best, focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products.  VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, Home Theater Magazine's Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.

*Screen measured diagonally.

1The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Large Size includes 60"+, Q1 2013 units sold
2The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q1 2013 units sold
3The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q1 2013 units sold

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