September 20, 2013

SAMSUNG Wins Top Honor by the Global Technology Distribution Council

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey – Sept. 20, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America Inc. today announced that it has won top honors by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) for strong year over year growth. The GTDC is an industry consortium representing leading technology distributors. Samsung won the U.S. Gold “Rising Star” Award for achieving exceptional regional sales growth over the past year through distribution partners.

“It’s an honor to see Samsung win the Global Technology Distribution Council’s top award for year over year growth,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “This achievement is a testament to the importance we place on the enterprise in bringing products to market with the support of our distribution partners. Samsung and our IT distributors share a common goal of delivering technology that solves real business challenges every day.”

This is the first year that Samsung has won the prestigious U.S. Gold “Rising Star” Award from the GTDC and was among only 12 U.S. winners chosen from hundreds of manufacturers and publishers who rely on distributors to meet the product and service requirements of solution providers nationwide. Samsung won the U.S. Gold Rising Star Award in the category for Hardware revenue of $500 million or more.  

Samsung was recognized at the GTDC Summit award ceremony last week at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. The GTDC hosts annual events for the vendor channel community and this year’s theme was focused on “Mobilizing in New Direction,” and was attended by some of the largest distributors, channel executives and top analysts.  

The U.S. Gold Rising Star Award was based on NPD Group’s Distribution Track reporting that indicated that Samsung achieved the highest percentage of year over year growth. The Distribution Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to facilitate insight into tech channel sales and pricing trends. This year’s U.S. GTDC Rising Star awards included the following revenue categories:


  • Hardware revenue of $500 million or more
  • Hardware revenue of $100 - $500 million
  • Hardware revenue of $25 million - $100 million
  • Software revenue of at least $20 million

  • About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
    As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales.  We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC).  For more information, please visit samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA.

    About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US $187 billion. To discover more, please visit samsung.com.