2008 Taiwan Excellence Gold and Silver Awards announced

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Friday, May 23, 2008

ASUS Eee PC 4G, won Gold Award and Most Popular Product in the 2008 Taiwan Excellence Awards.
Image: Rico Shen.

Thursday at the Taipei International Convention Center, the winners of the Gold and Silver Awards were announced at the 2008 16th-annual Taiwan Excellence Awards, an event created to promote products made in Taiwan. They were announced by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), which also organized the event.

This year, 601 products competed for the eight gold medals and twenty-one silver awards. In the ICT category, the competition was especially fierce as 388 ICT products were on display from the IT industry. In total, 308 products from 102 companies were entitled as "Taiwan Excellent Products".

Several world-class experts judged the nominated products, in order to select the final twenty-nine based on four critical factors including R&D, design, quality, and marketing. In addition, the TAITRA also had categories where people could vote over the Internet or using their mobile phones.

ASUSTeK picked up two Gold Awards and six Silver Awards and was the biggest winner in the "Taiwan Excellence Awards". Eee PC 4G, with features like mobility, reliability, and connectively, not only won a Gold Award, but was also voted as the "Most Popular Product" as awarded by Internet and mobile users.

List of winners from partial classes

  • Taiwan Excellence Gold Award
    1. ASUS Eee PC 4G
    2. ASUS R700t portable navigation device
    3. AVerMedia AverVision SPB350
    4. CMO N133I6 ultra-slim wide LCD panel
    5. Gigabyte MBA-00 Glee Cube multimedia IP-TV box
    6. HTC P3650 Touch Cruise
    7. Hiwin E2 ecological & economical lubrication module
    8. Merida Ninety Six carbon full suspension
  • Taiwan Excellence Silver Award
    1. KYE BT-03i Bluetooth Touch Panel Headset
    2. Panasonic TH-65PZ700T digital plasma TV
    3. Panasonic NA-V158NDH drum type washer dryer
    4. UNION UW-999AS/UR-999AS/UW-9303AS/UR-9303AS drinking water supplier
    5. Gigabyte GSmart MS820 3.5G GPS PDA phone
    6. D-Link DGS-1008D unmanaged switch
    7. ZyXEL MAX-206M2 indoor WiMAX SOHO router
    8. ZyXEL STB-1010 hybrid IP Set-top Box
    9. ASUS M536 PDA phone
    10. Gigabyte GH-GB 15A 1-NPB notebook roll pad
    11. ASUS G70 notebook
    12. ASUS MK241H LCD display
    13. ASUS VX3 notebook
    14. ASUS U2E notebook
    15. ASUS ARES CG6150 desktop PC
    16. BenQ V2400W LCD display
    17. Seagull Decor "The Banquet of the Emperor"
    18. Johnson Health S7200HRT suspension elliptical machine
    19. Joy Industrial X-PERTI W138 integrate full carbon road wheel set
    20. Giant Maestro Trance X
    21. Giant CS Lite Twist Comfort
  • Most Popular Product: ASUS Eee PC 4G
  • Taiwan Excellence Achievement Award: MSI, D-Link Corporation
  • Taiwan Excellence Best Performance Award: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated

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