FOR RELEASE Contact: Tara Dunion or Sarah Szabo tel: 703-907-7419 tel: 703-907-4368 e-mail: tdunion@CE.org e-mail: sszabo@CE.org www.CE.org www.CESweb.org CEA ANNOUNCES INNOVATIONS 2009 AWARD HONOREES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCT DESIGN AND ENGINEERING Innovations Award Honorees to be on Display at the 2009 International CES Arlington, Va., November 11, 2008 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® today announced its International CES Best of Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering award honorees. Sponsored by CEA, producer of the International CES, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the International CES Innovations awards honor outstanding products advancements in design and engineering in 34 consumer electronics product categories. “These Best of 2009 Innovations award honorees represent the most inventive design and engineering-focused consumer technology products available on the market today,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CEA. “It’s a testament to our industry that the CES Innovations awards program continues to expand and grow, with new technologies and new innovators emerging each year. We look forward to showcasing these products to all attendees at the 2009 International CES.” The Best of Innovations awards are given to the most honored products from across 34 different categories. Innovations honorees will be featured in the Innovations Showcase at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian at the 2009 International CES. The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products that earn the highest honors from the panel of judges, which include engineers, independent designers and journalists. These “best of the best” products will be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, in the Marco Polo Ballroom at the Sands/Venetian. The Best of Innovations honorees for 2009 are: Product Product/Service Model Category Company Name Number Company URL Audio Furutech Company Piezo Ceramic Accessories Ltd. Connectors Series F1-50 Series www.furutech.com Harman Kardon® AVR 7550HD 7.2- Channel Audio Audio/Video Components Harman Kardon Receiver www.harmankardon.com HP Computer Hewlett-Packard HP TouchSmart TouchSmart Hardware Company Desktop PC IQ506 www.hp.com/touchsmart Computer Zero Client Hardware Whipsaw Inc. Computer www.panologic.com ThinkPad USB Computer Portable Secure Hard Peripherals Lenovo Drive www.lenovo.com Digital Sony Cyber-shot Imaging Sony Electronics Inc. T700 Digital Camera DSC-T700 www.sony.com Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology 4home, Inc. 4Home Energy EM-3200 www.4home.com Enabling Staccato Technologies Communications Ripcord2™ SC4500C www.staccatocommunications.com Psyko 5.1 Headphones Psyko Audio Labs Inc Headphones www.psykoaudio.com Health and Wellness Fitbit, Inc. Fitbit Tracker www.fitbit.com High Performance Adrenalin mono Audio Pathos Acoustics power amplifier www.pathosacoustics.com LG Electronics Steam Laundry Pair: SteamWasher™ with Home Allergiene™ Cycle Appliances LG Electronics USA and SteamDryer WM3001H_A www.lgusa.com Integrated AVerMedia Home AVerMedia EB1704HB WiFi-4 www.avermedia- Systems Technologies, Inc. CMOS usa.com/surveillance Multi-Room Belkin International, Audio/Video Inc. FlyWire AV69003 www.belkin.com Personal Code Factory Mobile Electronics Sendero Group Geo www. codefactory.es Portable Multimedia JWIN Electronics Accessories Corporation i1166 www.jwin.com Portable Power Callpod, Inc. ChargepodV2 V2UA-0001 www.callpod.com Samsung 46-inch Super Narrow Bezel Video Samsung LCD Digital Displays Semiconductor Information Display LTI460AA04 www.samsung.com As of November 7, 2008 For more information on the International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering awards, including photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit http://www.cesweb.org/awards/innovations/default.asp. Note to Journalists: General press and analyst registration for the 2009 International CES is available at CESweb.org. Detailed press conference information can be found at http://www.CESweb.org/press/events. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 6 to take advantage of all the CES press events. About CEA: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $173 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org. Follow the 2009 International CES on Twitter at http://twitter.com/2009CES and visit the International CES Page on Facebook. UPCOMING EVENTS Future of Television East CEA Washington Forum November 18-19, 2008, New York, NY April 22 - 23, 2009, Washington, DCLA Games CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the Conference International CES May 20-21, 2009, Hollywood, CA January 6, 2009, Las Vegas, NV Digital Downtown 2009 International CES June 10-12, 2009, New York, NY January 8-11, 2009, Las Vegas, NV 13th Annual CEO Summit Digital Music Forum East June 17-20, 2009, Dana Point, CA February 24-25, 2009, New York, NY 2009 SINOCES Greener Gadgets Conference July 9-12, Qingdao, China February 27, 2009, New York, NY 2009 CEA Industry Forum EHX Spring 2009 October 18-21, 2009, Phoenix, AZ March 10-14, 2009, Orlando, FL CES New York Press Preview featuring CES Digital Patriots Dinner Unveiled @ NY April 22, 2009, Washington, DC Error! Use the Home tab to apply Heading 2 to the text that you want to appear here.
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