18th Taiwan Excellence Award Sees More Entries From Outside ITC Sector
Vice President Vincent Siew (middle) with all eight winners of 18th
Taiwan Excellence Gold Award.
For the first time, makers of automobiles and motor scooters took
top honors, demonstrating that Taiwan`s designers are also capable of
working out innovations in products besides ITC, a field for which
Taiwan is generally well known globally.
Luxgen Motor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Yulon Group, and powered
two-wheeler (PTW) manufacturer Sanyang Industry Co., Ltd. (SYM brand),
both Taiwan-based, topped the list of Gold Award winners with the
Luxgen7 multi-purpose van (MPV) and the SYM 300i EVO cruiser scooter.
The 18th edition of the TEA is themed "innovalue," or "value created
by innovation," with a panel of international judges with expertise in
the four key evaluation criteria-R&D, design, quality and
marketing-having selected the winners.
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), organizer of
the TEA, announced the eight Gold Award winners at a gala ceremony in
late April in Taipei, hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
and attended by Taiwan industry leaders.
"I was really astonished by the motor scooter and car," said red dot
President Peter Zec, one of the judges, adding that the CEO of Luxgen
combined his knowledge of automobiles and electronics.
The electronic innovations in the Luxgen7 MPV, designed to save
energy consumption and simplify driving, are firsts for the global
automotive industry, according to the judges.
More Diverse Entries
The eight Gold Award winners come from various sectors, including
educational toys, consumer electronics, industrial automation equipment
and information technology products.
"Taiwan Excellence Award in the past mainly saw entries from
electronics companies," said Sejiro Oshimura, another judge and also a
professor at Mejiro University in Japan. "This time Taiwan has entered a
ASUSTeK Computer Inc., the company that launched the world`s first
netbook nearly two years ago, shows particular significance as a Gold
Award winner again this year for its EeeKeyboard PC, Oshimura said,
adding that ASUS has become a big brand in Japan in recent years.
Other Gold Winners
Other Gold Award winners include the SK Series of industrial robots
from HIWIN Technologies Corp., the Plato eReader from BenQ Corp., the
DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router from D-Link Corp., the Neptum EP
Submarine from Thunder Tiger Corp, and the Wavy Tactile Path from
Kiddie`s Paradise Inc.
The remote-controlled Neptum submarine from Thunder Tiger and the
Wavy Tactile Path from Kiddie`s Paradise are products that clearly wowed
the judges. "I liked the toys` low-tech and high art," said red dot
President Zec. "It is a fantastic way of educating children."
More Branding Effort
More Taiwan companies are starting to build private global brands as
they transform from contract manufacturers to large multinational
companies. "They are finding that they can create world-class products
on their own," said Advantage Business Media Editor Tim Studt, another
To promote and sharpen competitiveness of Taiwan industry, according
to TAITRA, the government has made branding the key task, which also
helps build the national economy. There are two ultimate goals to the
Branding Taiwan program: integrate resources to help establish brands
and create favorable environment for development, with the second to
help Taiwan enterprises develop brands and increase value.
Taiwan companies are globally leading innovators who build products
that save energy, reduce pollution and help keep people fit, with such
firms being some of the world`s largest making green products as
bicycles, energy saving lights and solar cells.The Taiwan government is
supporting this effort as part of its goal of sustainable business
The following summarizes eight winners of the 18th Taiwan Excellence
Gold Awards, chosen among 30 entries, with the remaining 22 being
Silver Award winners.
|8 Notable Taiwan Excellence Gold Award Winners
|SYM GTS 300i EVO
||Sanyang Industry Co. (SYM)
|Luxgen Motor Co.
|Ecological & Economical Single
||HIWIN Technologies Corp.
|Xtreme N Storage Router
||ASUSTek Computer Inc.
||Thunder Tiger Corp.
||Kiddie`s Paradise Inc.
Company Name: BenQ Corporation
Product Name: BenQ eReader Plato
Model No.: Plato
BenQ eReader K60 (Plato) adopts Sipix (part of BenQ-AUO Group)
exclusive Microcup® ePaper technology to provide paper-book-equivalent
reading experience and ultra long battery life. In line with BenQ eBook
store purchasing service and free download public copyright eBook from
Google books, such product offers one-stop shopping for end users. In
addition, full touch user interface provides intuitive operation for
reading and taking note. Embedded wireless local area network (WLAN) and
plug-in 3G dongle give all kinds flexibility to go online. K60
lightweight design provides convenience and mobility for end users to
Company Name: D-Link Corporation
Product Name: Xtreme N Storage Router
Model No.: DIR-685
D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router meshes style with technology to
offer a simple yet sleek design, ideal for use at home. This all-in-one
desktop device combines the functions of a wireless Internet router,
NAS, digital photo frame and print server for the ultimate user
experience. Using a wide range of latest technologies, it provides an
attractive alternative to installing multiple home devices to bring
users flexibility, simplified setup and energy savings.
Company Name: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product Name: EeeKeyborad PC
the most innovative computer today, the Eee Keyboard PC conceals a
fully functional computer-cum-multimedia center within its incredibly
svelte and stylish 1kg chassis.
Just pair it wirelessly with any HDTV, monitor or projector via its
Ultra Wide Band Wireless connectivity, sit back, and enjoy its
high-speed wireless, multimedia, productivity and communication
capabilities. No more fumbling with unsightly cables and worrying about
unplugging the cable accidentally due to repositioning. Its 5-inch touch
panel intelligently adapts to any function to suit your task, even
allowing users to play songs or instant message anyone.
Company Name: Kiddie`s Paradise Inc.
Product Name: Wavy Tactile Path
Model No.:KT0009-00B /00G
by rice paddy trails, Wavy Tactile Path is a tactile-development game
in the form of floor tiles. Made of double injected PP and TPR
compounds, these tiles are non-slip and allow kids to "walk barefoot in
nature" even in cities. It features protruding dots and lines to
resemble commonly found shapes in nature.
The designer aims to allow kids to experience different stretches
and tensions in foot arches while enhancing reactions to adapt to
different walking environments. This game also has numerous routes and
shapes for different levels of challenges, as well as being easy to
assemble, fit snugly and stackable.
Company Name: Thunder Tiger Corp.
Product Name: NEPTUM EP SUBMARINE SC
Model No.:5220-K / 5220-F
NEPTUNE SB-1 submarine is the 1st R/C toy to mimic exploring underwater
without needing wet suits or oxygen tanks. With high technology in the
inner hull tub and a brilliant yellow outer hull, the NEPTUNE SB-1 has a
static diving system. As a real submarine, this R/C toy is driven by a
ballast that enables diving and surfacing. There is even a digital
camera (optional) to enable underwater viewing to simulate the Jacques
Its auto-detect protecting system also warns of low battery,
transmission signal, leakage, upon which the ballast pump starts
automatically to take the NEPTUNE SB-1 to surface.
Company Name: Sanyang Industry Co, Ltd.
Product Name: GTS 125 / 250i / 300i EVO
Model No.:125 / 250i / 300i EVO
launched in 2005, the GTS 300i is Sanyang Industry`s flagship scooter
of above 250cc. as well as the second globally but first heavy scooter
in Taiwan with a water- cooled 4V engine. Launched after SUZUKI of
Japan, but ahead of HONDA, YAMAHA and PIAGGIO, the GTS 300i has a top
speed of 128Km/hr on the dynamo.
1. Distinctive patented design: High-strength and lightweight
structure with the front mainframe employing a single tube instead of
the traditional double tube.
2. Two-stage crankshaft oil duct for improved oil purity.
3. Cam chain setting plate design.
4. The first scooter globally with a patented front fog-light
5. Brand new double-light feature: the first heavy scooter with LED
daytime running light that is widely preferred by Europeans.
6. Eco-friendly design.
7. Active safety design with auto POWER-OFF and Combination Brake
Company Name: LUXGEN Motor Co., Ltd.
Product Name: MPV
Model No.: LUXGEN7 MPV
LUXGEN7 MPV`s creative concept is based on the world`s most advanced,
full function Windows Automotive® platform LUXGEN THINK+, which is
jointly developed with the world-renowned local IT company High Tech
Computer Corp. (HTC). It also combines ground-breaking intelligent
technology such as:
‧ Eagle View+: 360 degree environmental image system
‧ Side View+: Side safety image assist system
‧ LDWS+: Lane Departure Warning System
‧ Night Vision+: Highly sensitive night vision system
LUXGEN THINK+ six major functions:
‧AV entertainment: Integrates AV programs & ports to connect
external devices to not only listen to music, look at photos & watch
videos, but also connect to game consoles, MP3 players, and USB
‧Communications: Embeds 3.5G communication system, a hands-free
Bluetooth system, and the ability to download your mobile phone`s
address book into the communication system. Also, the built-in
intelligent voice command system allows voice-commanded phone number
dialing and read-back of instant messages.
‧GPS Navigation: Route-based navigation functionality
‧Safety: Real-time vehicle diagnostic system / Side View+ / Eagle
‧Owner manual: LUXGEN THINK+ includes an owner`s manual with
convenient instant look-up of vehicle functions.
‧System settings: Can be personalized, for example "language command
settings" allow owner to modify the intelligent learning voice
Company Name: HIWIN Technologies Corp
Product Name: Ecological & Economical Single-Axis Robot
Model No.: SK Series
SK series Ecological & Economical Single Axis Robot is developed to
meet market demand and industrial trend. It`s a high performance robot
featuring high precision, rigidity, heavy load capacity, and long
service life, as well as eco-friendliness, quietness and modular design,
with the robot widely used on semi-conductor, photonics, automation and
Its patented SynchMotionTM technology has chamber-controlled oiling
to optimize lubrication of friction areas. The SK series also requires
no joints, leaks no oil, oil change and minimizes waste disposal. Its
oil cartridge is reusable, with the lubricator meeting RoHS standards
The SK series adopt SynchMotion TM for improved lubrication that
ultimately results in very quiet operation and upgraded performance.
Full List of Silver Award Winners
| Silver Award Winners of Taiwan Excellence Award
| TATUNG CO.
|| AIR PURIFIER
| ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
|| Digital Reader
UNION Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Storage Tank Boiling Water Heater
|| Digital Home Entertainment
| ZyXEL Communications Corp.
|| Digital Living System Home Media Center
| ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
| ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
|| ASUS Skype Videophone Touch
Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
|| Mighty Mini
Fan & Blower 1cm series
INT’L CO., LTD.
|| The Slimmest & Ultra
| ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
|| LCD Monitor
|| Baroque Red Lily Flower
| Franz Collection Inc.
|| Forever Wedding Collection
|| Interactive Visualizer
Align Machine Tool Co., Ltd.
RC model products
INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
|| Digital ECO-POWR™
Master Fitness Tech Co. Ltd.
|| Energy-saving &
| SHENG TAI
BRASSWARE CO., LTD
|| Tai Chi Faucet
King Cho Machinery Industrial Co., Ltd.
|| Fiber Composite Continuous Shot Air Grease Gun
| Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
| Giant Manufacturing Co.,
|| Accend 1
Industry Co., Ltd.
|| Tristhlon Warp
SOCO Machinery Co., Ltd.
Booster Benders with 12 Electric Axis
CENS / Quincy Liang 5/12/2010