News | August 22, 2008

Samsung Electronics America Named "Company Of The Year" For Record Sixth Straight Year By Everything Channel's VARBusiness

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of professional LCD and PDP display products, has been named "Company of the Year" in the Display Technology category in VARBusiness' Annual Report Card (ARC) for an unprecedented and record sixth year in a row. Samsung's solution-provider partners and readers of Everything Channel's VARBusiness Magazine recognized the company with this esteemed award.

Samsung lead the survey subcategories of Product Innovation, Partnership, Channel and Overall Category for Display Technologies. The ARC award signifies the considerable effort that Samsung contributes to its channel Power Partner Program (P3), and innovative products and services that meet the various needs of its end user customers. Samsung's channel strategy and P3 are focused on building a diverse selection of dedicated, motivated loyal partners by developing a reliable program that supports and enables partners to accelerate their businesses.

"Sweeping the Display Technology category across the board for the sixth straight year continues to showcase and validate Samsung's commitment to the channel. We recognize and understand the changing and evolving requirements from our partners and this award is a testament to the level of quality and assurance Samsung delivers in our P3 and business strategy," said Christopher Franey, vice president, Marketing and Commercial Sales for Samsung ITD. "We understand that our solution providers play a significant role in bringing our technology to the market, and we remain devoted to working and providing solutions and programs to help achieve profitability and success. Together we deliver superior technology display solutions to customers and provide exceptional support the industry has come to expect."

"The VARBusiness Annual Report Card Award recipients are selected by their own Solution Provider partners and the ARC has -- over the last 23 years -- become the defining research on vendor/partner relationships," said Robert C. DeMarzo, vice president and editorial director, CMP Channel. "We are please to congratulate Samsung for its sixth consecutive award. The company continues to demonstrate leadership by providing premium channel programs and superior display technology products and solutions to customers worldwide."

The VARBusiness ARC Awards recognize outstanding partner programs and superb vendor service in 15 product and service categories, including mobile computers, mainstream business servers, voice networking hardware, data and information management software, and security appliances. Winners are selected based on the survey results of more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and software developers.

Research for the awards was conducted by Bernett Research Services, a Boston-based data collection company, and Answers Research, the Solana Beach, Calif.-based market research and consulting firm. The ARC awards were held at an awards ceremony held on August 18 at the CMP Channel's XChange '08 Conference in Dallas, Texas.

About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division

Samsung's Information Technology Division (ITD) markets a complete line of award-winning LCD Monitor products, including professional large format LCD and Plasma displays. ITD also markets an award-winning line of color and monochrome laser printers and multifunction devices, video security systems and the family of Samsung Q1 Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC). Samsung ITD is committed to supporting the needs of its channel partners in the professional, commercial, corporate, and SOHO markets. Based in Irvine, California, ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsungp3.com for more information or call 866-SAM-4BIZ.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About VARBusiness

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the commercial and public sector (or government) Solution Provider community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. For more information visit www.varbusiness.com

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel, formerly CMP Channel, is the global leader in technology sales and serves as the one stop shop for the sales channel that drives 75 percent of technology sales throughout the world. IT suppliers and Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel to manage and accelerate their business. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, research/market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools target to those who buy and sell through the Channel. Everything Channel is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information visit (www.everythingchannel.com / www.channelweb.com)

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