Car multimedia system captures top honor at Global Sources Electronics Design Awards

Winning consumer electronics, computer and networking, security, telecom and wireless products to be showcased at China Sourcing Fairs: Electronics & Components and Security Products, Oct. 12-15 in Hong Kong

Oct 11, 2010, 05:00 ET from Global Sources

HONG KONG, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Four electronics products designed and manufactured in Asia were named winners of Global Sources' (Nasdaq: GSOL) (http://www.globalsources.com ) fourth annual Electronics Design Awards (http://www.globalsources.com/elecawards ) at a presentation ceremony and press conference in Hong Kong.

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The Design of the Year Award went to E-Lead Electronic's model EL-828 car multimedia system that integrates navigation and entertainment. Enhanced with GPS navigation and iPod compatibility, the Windows CE-based unit supports multiple languages and a high-resolution display with its 7 to 8 inch touchscreen. The in-dash DVD player, SD card slot, USB port and auxiliary input jacks allow playback of different A/V formats. Among other features are an intelligent parking assist system and a built-in Bluetooth interface for phone book download and SMS functionality.

The four product category winners and eight runners-up of the 2010 Global Sources Electronics Design Awards are:

    Consumer Electronics
      -- Winner: E-lead Electronic's car multimedia system
      -- Runners-up: Yifang Digital Technology and Shenzhen
         Hali-power Industrial

    Computer and Networking Products
      -- Winner: Shenzhen Eloam Technology's CMOS document
         scanner-visual presenter with 3MP resolution
      -- Runners-up: China Great-Wall Computer Shenzhen and
         Shenzhen Delux Industry

    Telecom and Wireless Products
      -- Winner: Hisense International Hong Kong's solar-powered
         Bluetooth 2.1 car kit
      -- Runners-up: Shenzhen Meiligao Electronics and U2O Global

    Security Products
      -- Winner: Xiamen ABB Genway Security Technology Development's
         video door phone intelligent community system
      -- Runners-up: Anviz Biometric Technology and Shenzhen Zhongben
         Security Electronic

President of Global Sources Exhibitions, Tommy Wong, said: "Global Sources congratulates the winners and runners-up of our 2010 Electronics Design Awards. Industry experts recognize the winning products as the most innovative electronics from exporters in Greater China and Asia.

"Asia's exporters are constantly breaking new ground and revolutionizing product design and functionality. We hope that the Global Sources Electronics Design Awards will serve as a motivator for R&D teams and manufacturers to continue coming up with technological innovations that benefit peoples and societies around the world."

Winning products to be showcased at Global Sources' China Sourcing Fairs: Electronics & Components and Security Products

The winning products and finalists will be showcased at the Design Awards Gallery during Global Sources' China Sourcing Fairs: Electronics & Components and Security Products (http://www.chinasourcingfair.com ) running Oct. 12-15 at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo.

Wong said: "Now in their fourth year, the Global Sources Electronics Design Awards are respected in the industry as a measure of product innovation and excellence."

He added: "The winning products have great potential to become hot-sellers, and buyers who attend the October Fairs will gain an edge in the market because they can review these exciting products firsthand and meet their suppliers for immediate sourcing. The experience of seeing the winning products at the shows also provides buyers insight into possible trends to look for from other suppliers down the road."

The Awards' four winners and eight runners-up were selected out of over 200 entries from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea based on technical design, features and functionality, visual appeal, and sales, marketing and export success. The judging panel was made up of top industry experts and executives.

For more information about the Global Sources Electronics Design Awards and winning product profiles, visit http://www.globalsources.com/elecawards . To find out more about the China Sourcing Fairs, visit http://www.chinasourcingfair.com .

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business uses English-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world. The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companies to sell to, and within Greater China.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 967,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 240 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 4.5 million products and more than 262,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly print and 16 digital magazines, over 80 sourcing research reports and 20 specialized trade shows which run 57 times a year across 9 cities.

Suppliers receive more than 192 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online (http://www.globalsources.com ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for nearly 40 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 60 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has about 2,500 team members in more than 40 locations, and a community of over 2 million registered online users and magazine readers for its Chinese-language media.

    Global Sources Press Contact in Asia:
     Camellia So
     Tel:   +852-2555-5021
     Email: cso@globalsources.com

    Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.:
     James W.W. Strachan
     Tel:   +1-480-664-8309
     Email: strachan@globalsources.com

    Global Sources Investor Contact in Asia:
     Suzanne Wang
     Tel:   +852-2555-4747
     Email: investor@globalsources.com

    Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.:
     Kirsten Chapman & Timothy Dien
     Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.
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