Ultra-mobile PC grabs top honor at Global Sources Electronics Design Awards

Winning CCTV products, digital photo frames, GPS, in-car entertainment, mobile phones, portable media and portable PCs to be showcased at China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components, Oct. 12 - 15 in Hong Kong

Oct 11, 2009, 02:00 ET from Global Sources

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

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The Design of the Year Award went to Shenzhen Vogue Industries' Pierre Cardin Ultra-mobile PC. It comes with a 7-inch touch screen display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a host of other features usually only found in full-sized notebook computers. It also features a stylish brushed metal exterior and a leather case for convenient portability.

The other seven product category winners of the third annual Global Sources Electronics Design Awards are:

    -- CCTV Products: EE Electronics -- Touchpad controlled DVR
    -- Digital Photo Frames: Simon Trading -- 10.4-inch Digital Photo Frame
       with music and video functions
    -- GPS: YF International -- 4.3-inch Ultra-slim Portable GPS Navigation
    -- In-car Entertainment: Longhorn Technology -- Bluetooth hands-free car
    -- Mobile Phones: Power Idea Technology -- Water proof/Shock proof Tough
    -- Portable Media Players: Shenzhen Songer Technology -- 64GB TFT MP4
       player with remote control
    -- Portable PCs: China Great-wall Computer -- 12" laptop with one-key
       recovery function

"Asia's exporters continue to drive electronics innovation through a combination of design and product functionality. This is highlighted by the latest winners of the Electronics Design Awards," said Spenser Au, Global Sources' President of Asian Sales.

"Today, buyers no longer come to trade shows in Hong Kong just to find great suppliers. They come to find great ideas and great products they can bring to market right away."

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

Winning products and finalists are set to be showcased at the Design Awards Gallery during the China Sourcing Fairs: Electronics & Components and Security Products ( http://www.chinasourcingfair.com ), Oct. 12 - 15 at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo.

Au said: "Now in its third year, the Awards have become recognized by international buyers for spotlighting the newest, most innovative electronic designs coming out of Asia.

"Tens of thousands of buyers from around the world will see these innovative products first-hand and this could help boost the chances of market success for the winners. Many of the products you see here today have real potential to be the hottest electronics products on store shelves in the coming months."

Eight winners were selected out of 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, including Cindy Li, Woolworth's (HK) Procurement Sourcing Manager for Consumer Electronics/Accessories; Coles Group Asia (Target) Regional Merchandise Manager, Clement Lam and The Source Deputy General Manager, Kenneth Tse.

For more information about the Global Sources Electronics Design Awards and winning product profiles, visit http://www.globalsources.com/elecawards . For more information 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 829,000 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 4.3 million products and more than 196,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 12 specialized trade shows which run 29 times a year across 10 cities.

Suppliers receive more than 81 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( http://www.globalsources.com ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 38 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 60 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has over 2,500 team members in more than 40 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for its Chinese-language media.

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