Seoul Semiconductor wins Innovation Award 2011 in the category eptoelectronics & LEDs

Oct. 14, 2011
Date Announced: 14 Oct 2011 Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), leading supplier of innovative LED technology worldwide, has won the Innovation Award 2011 of Il Sole 24 Ore and the Italian electronics magazine Selezione di Elettronica in the category Optoelectronics & LEDs Awards 2011. The award went to the Top View Level-LED 5630. With the introduction of this type SSC began to indicate the power output of the LED not only in lumens per watt (lm/W) but also in price per lumen. Thus the LED manufacturer was able to create greater transparency and investment protection for its customers and end users.The respective winners in the individual categories are selected by the readers of the leading electronics publication in Italy by means of a vote on the website The prize was awarded at an event on 29th September that traditionally draws a lot of attention in the industry."We are very pleased about this award because it shows that the Italian industry experts are convinced of the high degree of innovation of our products. This confirms once again that we are dead on target in the orientation of our company towards the customers and their satisfaction. With this positive vote for our product the experts have, moreover, rewarded that we make the performance indications for the LEDs transparent for the users“, says Manuel Zarauza, Managing Director of Seoul Semiconductor, who accepted the prize."Italy is one of the most important markets for electronic components. Therefore we are extremely proud that the Innovation Award 2011 is already the second award from this country: in June, SSC was given the Assodel Award 2011 in the category LED. This prize is awarded by the Italian association of electronics suppliers (Associazione Nazionale Fornitori di Elettronica)“, says Zarauza."Since two years ago, SSC was virtually unknown on European markets, these prestigious awards show that SSC has succeeded in increasing is market presence considerably in that area. Moreover, a substantial part of Seoul Semiconductor's good image in Italy is due to our local distributor Acsel, which supports this award as a co-sponsor.""As in other regions and countries, besides our innovative products with a high quality standard, our fair partnership-based cooperation with manufacturers, distrlibutors and partners is much appreciated also in Italy. We concentrate on our core business, that is the development and manufacturing of high-performance state-of-the-art LEDs“, explains Zarauza.Innovation Award 2011Every year, the most advanced electronic and microelectronic components are awarded this Italian innovation prize. The award is to illustrate the achievements of semiconductor and component manufacturers and distributors as well as of researchers of the microelectronics industry and to show trends and short-term strategies that constitute the basis for the success of the electronics industry. The products (components, systems, appliances and software) are initially selected by the magazine's editors according to the criteria of innovative design, architecture, price and performance. After that, all visitors of the website - not only readers of the magazine but also other interested parties - may choose the product they prefer in any category.A top class committee of experts finally decide on the prizewinners and choose among all products the "Best Innovation Award 2011“. The highlight of the Innovation Award Gala is the award ceremony for the winning products.The Innovation Award is organised by the Italian magazine Selezione di Elettronica, published by Il Sole 24 ORE, and realised with the support of Farnell in cooperation with other Italian distributors.

Irene Jellissen Marketing Manager Europe

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