Winners of "2013-2014 Global Intelligent Interconnection Devices Brands Top 10" Announced

Chinese Brands Showcase Outstanding Competitiveness

Jan 09, 2014, 09:00 ET from IDG China

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, winners of "2013-2014 Global Intelligent Interconnection Devices Brands Top 10" were announced during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, U.S. Over 3000 exhibitors from 150 countries and regions gathered in Las Vegas to attend this trade show. Under the spotlight of over 300 famous media from all over the world and attendees from the global intelligent interconnection industry, International Data Group (IDG) and IDC (an international data investigation and survey authority) jointly announced ten winners of "2013-2014 Global Intelligent Interconnection Devices Brands Top 10", including Samsung, Apple, Lenovo, Coolpad, ZTE, etc. Meanwhile, the organization committee also granted smart connected devices for the "Best Accessories Brand" award, the "Best Annual 3D Printer" award and the "Cutting-edge Smart Wearable Device" award. These three individual awards are respectively given to iPEARL, Weistek and Yifang Digital. During the award ceremony, intelligent interconnection brands from China caught the eyes of the world and jointly showed outstanding competitiveness. (Photo taken on-site: http://cebrands.cn/news.asp?op=read&cate=&ID=103)

In recent years, with rapid development of big data, smart cloud, mobile internet, the service field of global intelligent interconnection equipment is expanding. New products and technologies are continuously emerging with rapid growth in global sales. The IDC market research report shows that in 2012, the sales volume of global intelligent interconnection equipment exceeds one billion, up 29.1% compared with 2011, and the total sales volume reaches USD 576.9 billion. While in the first three quarters of 2013, total sales volume of global intelligent interconnection equipment reaches 1.092 billion, up 29.6% compared with the same period of last year. Meanwhile, IDC also predicts that the global intelligent interconnection equipment market will continue to grow significantly, with total sales volume exceeding 2.2 billion and total sales revenue reaching USD 814.3 billion by 2017. Therefore, the global intelligent interconnection equipment market will create new exciting opportunities in the next few years.

It is understood that the appraisal and selection activity of the "Global Intelligent Interconnection Devices Brands Top 10" is not only an international grand event that focuses on global intelligent interconnection equipment brands, but also an annual platform for professionals and authoritatives to exchange, exhibition and cooperate with each other. Organized the first time, the "Global Intelligent Interconnection Equipment Brands" in 2013 were comprehensively sorted and appraised based on authoritative survey data of IDC. Eventually, ten enterprises including Samsung, Apple, Lenovo, HP, LG, Sony, ZTE, Dell and Coolpad, etc. were selected to be the first "Global Intelligent Interconnection Devices Brands Top 10". Meanwhile, the sponsor with IDC presiding the event also held the Global Intelligent Terminal Leaders' Summit, which is attended by Chen Xudong (Senior Vice President and China Regional Director of Lenovo), Zeng Xuezhong (EVP and Head of the Mobile Devices Division of ZTE), Zhang Guangqiang (Vice President of Coolpad) and other executives from enterprises winning the title of the world's top brand of intelligent interconnection equipment, Hugo Shong (IDG Executive Vice President), Jennifer Xu (Vice President of IDG Asia) and other guests. With the theme "Intelligence Opens up the Future in the Mobile Internet Age", attendees had a comprehensive discussion on the integrated ability of sustainable development of global intelligent interconnection equipment industry and sustainable competitiveness of brands.

Rapid Development of Intelligent Terminal Industry; Explosive Growth of Chinese Brands

In the award ceremony, IDG indicated that although the smart phone market of many countries faces saturation, demand of emerging markets for middle and low-end smart phone drives market development and thus the global intelligent terminal market continues its rapid growth in 2013, with Chinese brands showing a trend of rapid development. Thanks to the transformation of intelligent terminal, high GDP growth in China, overseas development and development speed of brands, Chinese intelligent interconnection brands witness an explosive growth in the global market in 2013. Four smart phone manufacturers including ZTE, Coolpad and Lenovo (three Chinese brands) jointly have the market share of 15% in the world for the first time and are the fastest growing brands in global intelligent terminal market, with growth of 32.4% in ZTE, 38.1% in Lenovo, 128.8% in Coolpad, greatly exceeding the world's average growth rate. Meanwhile, iPEARL, Weistek and Yifang Digital (three intelligent equipment manufacturers) have attracted high attention of the industry worldwide in terms of products and technology.

Mr. Michael Friedenberg (IDG CEO) said at the award ceremony: "For the purpose of attaching great importance to new technology tidal wave and global intelligent interconnection market, according to IDC's survey data, we newly added the appraisal and selection activity of 'Global Intelligent Interconnection Devices Brands Top 10' this year, and comprehensively appraise global intelligent interconnection equipment brands of 2013. Ten winners have attracted high attention of the industry in the world in terms of market share and growth, while we also noticed the outstanding performance of Chinese intelligent interconnection brands. Currently, facing brand globalization and the situation that the new generation of intelligent interconnection technology sweeps the world, a growing number of Chinese brands of intelligent interconnection equipment begin to develop internationally. We hope that the appraisal and selection for 'Global Intelligent Interconnection Devices Brands Top 10' will help further improve integrated ability of sustainable development of the Chinese intelligent interconnection equipment industry and sustainable competitiveness of brands, and show the power of Chinese brands to the world."

Chen Xudong, Senior Vice President and China Regional Director of Lenovo, said: "It is exciting that Lenovo is selected to be one of the Global Intelligent Interconnection Devices Brands Top 10. With the rapid development of Internet technologies, requirement for cloud interconnection and intelligent application ushers an explosive growth period with wide application of mobile Internet device and mobile application in all aspects of life. As the leading service provider in the domestic intelligent interconnection field, Lenovo will continue to implement our 'PC + idea' in depth, form new industry value chains and improve core competence and brand influence of enterprise."

Zeng Xuezhong, EVP and Head of the Mobile Devices Division of ZTE, said: "Under the current development trend of the communication industry in addition of the continuous evolution and integration of new technologies, accelerating popularization of portable intelligent terminals highlights the 'Mobile' feature of the age. ZTE is keenly aware of the industry development trend and makes active arrangement and product innovation, and thus achieving top performance in the market. In the future, ZTE will form a personal intelligent ecosphere with focus on smart phone, realize digitization for individuals and household, and provide users with comprehensive intelligence experience."

Zhang Guangqiang (Vice President of Coolpad), said: "It is exciting that Coolpad wins the honor of 'Global Intelligent Interconnection Devices Brands Top 10'. Currently, emerging internet technologies results in a change in main channels by which people obtain information, and thus not only promoting rapid development of global intelligent terminal market but also providing opportunities for reconstructing the pattern of global intelligent terminal industry. Under such circumstance, Coolpad will continuously and steadily invest in product innovation and brand building, and strengthen R&D work and development arrangement in U.S., Europe and other overseas markets. We will also continue in expanding brand awareness and market share in the world, and persistently promote long-term development of Chinese intelligent interconnection industry."

In the Internet age, rapid development of cloud computing, big data, wearable devices and other technologies and application creates a new development opportunity in the global intelligent interconnection industry. With the downfall of Nokia, Motorola and other traditional mobile phone brands and the arrival of peak of intelligent interconnection equipment upgrade, Chinese intelligent interconnection brands has grown to achieve outstanding performance in terms of product R&D, new product promotion and cooperation in channels. This is sufficiently explained by the list of winners of the "Global Intelligent Interconnection Devices Brands Top 10". It is expected that Chinese brands will continue to shine in the global intelligent terminal market, gaining the power which shall not be undervalued. With the guidance of internationally-recognized leading enterprises, we believe that the Chinese intelligent interconnection equipment industry will bring one surprise after another to the world.

SOURCE IDG China



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