Asus emerges as biggest winner in Taiwan Excellence Awards
Central News Agency
2013-04-23 08:22 PM
Taipei, April 23 (CNA) Winners of the 21st Taiwan Excellence Awards were announced at a ceremony in Taipei Tuesday, with 10 products, including the Asus Padfone 2, standing out among 541 winning entries as gold award winners. Asus, a Taiwanese computer hardware and electronics company, was the biggest winner with 41 entries in the competition, marking the 11th consecutive year in which ASUS has finished with the biggest number of awards. The results were announced at a ceremony organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and attended by Vice President Wu Den-yih and Francis Kuo-hsin Liang, vice minister of economic affairs. The MOEA set up the Symbol of Excellence (SOE) in 1992 and began holding the Taiwan Excellence Award competition the following year to encourage local industries to upgrade and incorporate innovation value into their products. Now in its 21st year, the Taiwan Excellence Award measures products' innovation value by assessing them in five stages of rigorous evaluation, including research and development, design, quality, made-in-Taiwan and marketing. In addition to the PadFone2, other Gold Award winners included the CyberLink PhotoDirector 4, the D-Link wireless multifunction mini router, the Giant Anyroad bicycle, HIWIN crossed roller bearings and the HTC One smartphone. (By Lin Meng-ju and Y.L. Kao)
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