BenQ Group Receives Twelve 2010 Red Dot Awards for Superb Product Design Australia,
March 31, 2010 – BenQ’s Lifestyle Design Centre and Qisda Creative Design Centre – the group’s two major design teams have been rewarded by one of the world’s premiere industrial design awards, taking out no less than twelve ‘red dot design awards’ for 2010.
Germany’s red dot and iF are listed along with IDEA of the U.S. and Japan’s G-mark as the world’s four major industrial-design awards.
Taiwan staged a record performance in red dot 2010, as sixty-seven Taiwanese products received awards, the second highest, only trailing the host country Germany.
Said BenQ Australia’s General Manager, Chee F. Chung, “BenQ’s stellar performance in the 2010 red dot design awards once again reinforces the group’s outstanding industrial design capabilities. This follows another remarkable achievement in international industrial design, with the group’s recent acquisition of 18 major awards in 2010 iF design awards.”
In the just publicised results for the prestigious red dot industrial-design awards this year, BenQ Lifestyle Design Center and Qisda Creative Design Center’s 12 awards has ranked BenQ at top 3 in the world; while the total numbers of awards won in the Entertainment Technology and Cameras, Communications and Computers categories has placed them on top in the number 1 position.
The award-winning products of BenQ Lifestyle Design Center include V2400 Eco LED-backlit Monitor featuring green lifestyle; nScreen Touch All-in-One PC, with a design for every member in the household as well as easy storage; Joybook U103, a netbook PC boasting a slim body and environment-friendly design; and B2210HD (or BL2201T) commercial-use 22”W LCD Monitor, also a green product added with the merit of comfort for long-time use.
The Qisda Creative Design Center received awards for such products as QCM-330 smart mobile phone, a gold-award winner in 2010 iF, as well as four other products also awarded by 2010 iF, including image scanner QPS-210, featuring light weight and easy operation, digital photo frame QDF-103, a product inspired by oriental paper-folding art, digital audio-visual product QIR-103, equipped with digital radio and other functions, and 21-inch graphic-drawing touch screen QTD-101. With less than two years of history, the Qisda design team acquired awards in the lighting category numbering the second highest worldwide and the second highest for Asia, with the award-winning products including Piano LED Table Lamp, Piano LED Floor Lamp, and Coral LED Table Lamp.
The festive awards presentation with more than 1,000 guests will take place in the Essen Opera House, The Aalto-Theater, on 5 July 2010. In Essen, Germany, the 2010 European Capital of Culture, the products will then be presented in a four-week special exhibition at the red dot design museum on the premises of the Zollverein colliery.
About BenQ Corporation BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multi-faceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology and mobile technology. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projector, LCD monitors, laptop PCs, Netbooks, All-in-One PCs, LCD TVs, digital cameras, storage devices, eBook reader, mobile phones, storage media and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards.
About BenQ Group The BenQ Group is currently comprised of 16 companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top 3 manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, Daxon Technology Inc., Daxin Materials Corp., Forhouse Corp., Light House Tech, SiPix Imaging, Lextar Electronics Corp. BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, Darwin Precisions, Ltd, Raydium Semiconductor Corporation, Cando Corporation and Wellypower Co., Ltd. 800
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