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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Series 9 Laptop Honored with 2011 Tech Innovator Awards by UBM Channel’s CRN

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. and Dallas, November 1, 2011 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 and the Samsung Series 9 laptop have both been awarded with a 2011 Tech Innovator award from CRN magazine. The Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 received this year’s Editor’s Choice Award, and the Samsung Series 9 laptop was honored in the Portables category. CRN’s 9th annual Tech Innovator listing celebrates vendors that have introduced new products or solutions to drive advances in the technology channel. Companies on this exclusive list recently implemented innovative methods to bridge the gap between current problems and solutions facing channel executives today.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was honored as a brilliantly engineered tablet that is accessible to developers, solution providers and customers alike. The Samsung Series 9 laptop was recognized as a top-of-the line, ultra-lightweight and ultra-powerful computer with a sleek design.

“We are really excited to receive two Tech Innovator awards this year. As we continue to grow our mobile solutions business, we are making every effort to provide our partners with the technology and programs needed to succeed in this fast growing space,” said Richard Hutton, senior channel marketing manager for Samsung Electronics America’s Enterprise Business Division. “It is an honor to be recognized by CRN for these awards and I believe it is a testament to our exclusive channel commitment that Samsung continues to drive innovation.”

“In today’s challenging business environment, it’s more important than ever to discover, nurture and reward new ideas,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director for UBM Channel. “This year’s Tech Innovator Awards recognizes technology companies that have used original methods or technologies to deliver cutting-edge products and partner support. We congratulate this year’s winners on their success, and applaud them for breaking away from traditional thinking to create completely new and unique channel opportunities.”

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi edition is one of the thinnest mobile tablets currently available in the world, measuring in at an ultra-slim 8.6 millimeters. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is powered by the Android™ 3.1 Honeycomb platform, featuring a brilliant 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display and access to an array of applications through the Android Market™. The Samsung Series 9 laptop is a durable, ultra-premium, lightweight laptop computer featuring a duralumin body, Samsung’s SuperBright Plus display and an Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Enterprise features like Windows 7 Professional and TPM.

CRN’s 2011 Tech Innovators were nominated by their individual companies, with final selections made by the editors of CRN and the CRN Test Center. More than 250 nominations were reviewed. The Tech Innovator awards were presented on October 5th at the 2011 NexTI Conference at the Doral Resort in Miami, FL.

Expanded coverage of the 2011 Tech Innovators will be featured in the December issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
Based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC), the world’s largest technology company based on revenue. As one of the fastest growing IT companies in the world, Samsung EBD is committed to serving the needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite and supporting the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Samsung EBD offers a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, laptop computers, and digital signage solutions. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business or call 1-800-SAM-4BIZ.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.Facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About UBM Channel (www.ubmchannel.com)
Based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC), the world’s largest technology company based on revenue. As one of the fastest growing IT companies in the world, Samsung EBD is committed to serving the needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite and supporting the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Samsung EBD offers a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, laptop computers, and digital signage solutions. For more information, please visit www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.


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