Samsung Electronics honored With 30 CES 2012 Innovation Awards

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Published November 28th, 2011 - 11:35 GMT

Samsung Electronic, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, semiconductors and telecommunications, announced that it won 30 prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 Innovation Awards.

CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow held by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) every year, has honored Samsung with 90 awards in the past three years — 37 in 2011 and 23 in 2010.

Among the 30 CES awards for 2012, Samsung was recognized with two Best of Innovation awards and four Eco-Design honors. Products entered in the CES Innovations program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 36 categories.

“Technology and design innovation are the cornerstones of Samsung products," said Sang Sok Roh, president and CEO, Samsung Electronics Levant “We’re honored that CEA recognizes Samsung’s continued commitment to research and development across product categories. We look forward to offering the best user experiences through our latest product innovations in 2012.”

Products entered in the CES Innovations program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 36 categories.

Samsung Electronics’ award-winners include products in the TV, home theater system, mobile phone, tablet, mobile PC, monitor, home appliance, SSD, LCD panel, and computer component categories. All of Samsung's award-winning products will be on display during the 2012 International CES, which runs January 10-13, 2012, in Samsung booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Many of the winning products will be first unveiled at Samsung’s CES press conference, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday January 9, 2012. The following are additional details for some of the award recipients:

The Samsung 830 Series solid-state drives (SSDs) set a new standard for performance and reliability. Their SATA 6Gb/s data interface allows these internal storage drives to handle data up to twice as fast as previous-generation SSDs, with sequential read speeds up to 520 MB/sec and random read speeds up to 80,000 IOPS. Maximum storage capacity has also doubled, with the addition of a new 512 GB version (64GB, 128GB and 256GB SSDs are also available).

The Samsung Series 7 Slate PC challenges all preconceived notions of a Windows slate computer offering all of the features of a full-sized laptop in an extremely portable package. With a Samsung-exclusive SuperBright Plus 11.6” capacitive touch HD display, powerful Intel Core i5 processor, and available with Windows 7 Professional operating system, and an up to 128 GB solid state hard drive, this full power slate meets the needs of even the most demanding users and allows for maximum productivity anywhere they go.

The Samsung Notebook PC Series 7 Chronos is a sleek, advanced laptop providing powerful, highly portable cutting edge technology to mobile users. With an aluminum body encasing a Samsung-exclusive SuperBright HD+ display, Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, Samsung’s exclusive FastStart technology, a 750GB hard drive and an 8GB ExpressCache™ system from Diskeeper, this laptop has incredibly fast start-up and exceeds all performance expectations.

The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch packs industry-leading hardware and software and the latest version of the Android smartphone platform. The Galaxy S II is highlighted by Samsung’s own Super AMOLED Plus display technology, a powerful dual core application processor and a robust array of entertainment, messaging and social networking experiences.

The Samsung Galaxy S II at AT&T features industry-leading hardware and software and the latest version of the Android platform within a slim smartphone, at 8.89mm at its thinnest. The Galaxy S II is highlighted by Samsung’s own Super AMOLED Plus display technology on a 4.3-inch screen, a powerful 1.2 GHz dual core application processor and a robust array of entertainment, messaging and social networking services and applications

The Samsung Sidekick 4G is the next generation Android 2.2-powered messaging centric device that delivers an integrated social networking experience with group text messaging, access to Google services and video chat capabilities.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Wi-Fi) is powered by Android 3.1 Honeycomb offering faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation to and from home screens and broader support of USB accessories, external keyboards, joysticks and more.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi) is powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb offering faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation to and from home screens and broader support of USB accessories, external keyboards, joysticks and gamepads.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE is powered by Android 3.1 Honeycomb and is the thinnest mobile tablet currently available in the world, measuring in at an ultra-slim 8.6mm. Additionally, it offers download speeds of 5-12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2- 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage area.

As part of Samsung’s PlanetFirst initiative, a commitment to become one of the world’s most environmentally friendly companies by 2013, Samsung has a dedicated goal to develop environmentally friendly products and building green manufacturing sites. In its latest effort to support that commitment Samsung received four Eco-Design awards. Some examples of the CES Eco-design award recipients include:

The Samsung SMH2117S Over The Range Microwave is the first microwave to feature an LED light for the cooktop, located underneath the microwave. The LED lamp in Samsung’s SMH2117S uses less than a tenth of the power consumption (2.4W/1EA) of current conventional incandescent (40W/1EA) or halogen (20W/1EA) cook top lamps. In addition, its Ceramic Enamel interior makes it seven times more scratch and rust resistant than other microwave interiors, and an Eco Mode saves up to 40% in energy by turning the display off when not in use.

The Samsung LTI460AP01 Transparent Liquid Crystal Display is a see-through panel at least 22” diagonal, providing high-definition images with low power consumption and the ability to operate on solar-replenished battery power. These extremely thin LCD panels are expected to be used in a variety of applications such as for advertising on cooler or commercial freezer glass doors in supermarkets; on vending machines; for various touch-accessed retail window applications; and to create “smart” windows in homes or offices providing instant information such as weather, stocks and news flashes. 

The Samsung NC215S is the world’s first solar-powered netbook that delivers power, portability and performance while also being both environmentally and economically friendly. Maximizing productivity while maintaining eco-conscious features, the NC215S design provides an integrated solar panel on the top lid, allowing the netbook to automatically charge in direct sunlight. Users can gain one hour of use after two hours of solar charging, and with battery life rated to 14.5 hours, users will be able to enjoy all-day computing on a single charge.

Background Information

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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