Friday, May 23, 2008
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.