Taipei, May 12, 2014: This year's 7th annual d&i awards formed a venue of fierce rivalry from 288 entries entered from 125 manufacturers (up 21.8% & 13.4 % respectively from 2013).
A total of 74 products were awarded d&i awards in this TAITRA organized event. To guarantee fairness, the award is executed by the famous German-based International Forum design, namely iF, and is now the major showcase for innovative products.
A large amount of awarded products went to wearable devices, mobile devices and network communication products. First time contender, Qualcomm, from the semiconductor sector tightened the race by fielding its Toq Smartwatch to open all options: calls, social media, music, charts appointments, and daily activity checklist. All of this seamlessly links technology with lifestyles.
Some of the Winners are ...
Launched at the beginning of April was HTC's smartphone, New HTC One (M8), and AsusTek's ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 which also picked up prizes in the smartphone category.
The big winner was AsusTek who won a record 17 awards. Other award winners include Acer Inc., Adata Technology Co. Ltd., Asrock Inc., Edimax Technology Co. Ltd., Micro-Star International Co. Ltd., Philips NV, SanDisk Corp., Senao Networks Inc., Silicon Power Computer and Communications Inc. and Thermaltake Technology Co.
An international team of six judges selected this year's 74 winning entries that will be announced in total at COMPUTEX TAIPEI's curtain-raising press conference on June 2nd, and later displayed for the five show days at TWTC NANGANG Exhibition Hall (Booth I0407). The ultimate prizes, the winners of the Gold Awards, will be announced at the June 3rd COMPUTEX TAIPEI Opening Ceremony.