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Top players in Industrial Technologies recognised

Singapore, August 15, 2008 – Frost & Sullivan hosted the annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Industrial Technologies Awards banquet today in Singapore. Many of the region's top-class companies were honored with the most coveted titles in leadership, technology, strategy and innovation excellence. This year the Awards recognised outstanding performances by companies in the electronics & security, industrial automation & process control, energy & power systems, chemicals materials and food industries, as well as new and emerging technologies across these industries.

The President of the Singapore Manufacturers' Federation, Mr. Renny Yeo graced the evening. Around 200 attendees of the ceremony included chief executive officers, country managers, executive directors, and presidents from all the different and vast industries of industrial technologies in the Asia Pacific region.

Introduced in the year 2006, the Awards acknowledge the best practices in various industrial technologies across Asia Pacific. This year additional categories across the industrial sector of Chemicals, Materials and Foods technologies have been added to the list of awards. More than twenty prestigious titles were presented to companies at the banquet witnessed by existing and upcoming leaders in various industrial technologies.

The companies commended as award recipients are those which display exemplary achievements in areas such as market leadership, marketing strategy, business development strategy, market penetration, customer service, growth strategy, product line strategy, amongst others. Qualities such as diligence, perseverance, innovation and dedication required to develop a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace are pre-requisites of the illustrious award recipient.

Sanjay Singh, Vice President for Industrial Technologies at Frost & Sullivan, says, "The industrial technologies sectors have continued to witness good growth in the first half of 2008 and have been a significant contributor to the economy in all APAC countries.

"With the myriad challenges companies continuously face on many fronts, it is only the innovative, resourceful and focused organisations that stay ahead in today's very competitive market and go on to be leaders amongst their peers over time. We aim to identify and highlight such companies that have demonstrated these world class performances and bring them to center stage by recognising their outstanding efforts at the banquet," he explains.

The awards seek to showcase best practices in the industry segments, which are synonymous with Frost & Sullivan's in-depth analysis and coverage of these industries. In keeping with the company's time-honoured commitment of excellence and innovation, the awards offered are carefully reviewed and evaluated to reflect the current market landscape inclusive of the emerging technology trends.

The awards are based on extensive market engineering tools evolved by Frost & Sullivan over the years. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

Sanjay further elaborated, "Since its institution in 2006, the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Industrial Technologies Awards have grown to establish itself as a not- to-be-missed banquet where peers, competitors, current and future clients gather to be honoured as the best in their respective industry. With positive feedback from the recipients, the industry members and media, we constantly strive to enhance the banquet experience every year. "

Frost & Sullivan congratulates all the outstanding recipients of the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Industrial Technologies Awards

Chemicals Materials and Foods
Product Differentiation Innovation - Animal Feed Additive Market Sumitomo Chemical
Competitive Strategy Leadership - Paints and Coatings Market TOA
Emerging Company of the Year - Bioplastics Market Novamont
Excellence in Research of the Year - Post Combustion Carbon Capture Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Technology Leadership - Engineering Plastics Market Polyplastics
Growth Excellence - Agribusiness Market Wilmar
Market Leadership - Engineering Plastics Market Bayer MaterialScience
Energy and Power Systems
Technology Innovation of the Year - Fuel Cell Vehicles and Infrastructure Honda Motor Company
Technology Innovation of the Year - Supercapacitors Cap-xx
Renewable Energy Company of the Year - Bioenergy asiaBIOGAS
Emerging Power Company of the Year Epuron
Power Transmission & Distribution Equipment Supplier of the Year Areva T&D
Power Quality Vendor of the Year Emerson Network Power
Industrial Process Control
Emerging Safety Systems Company of the Year HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
Safety Systems Company of the Year Invensys Process Systems
Process Instruments Company of the Year Emerson Process Management
HMI & SCADA Company of the Year Schneider Electric
PLC Company of the Year Rockwell Automation
DCS Company of the Year Yokogawa Engineering Asia
Industrial Automation Company of the Year Siemens
Electronics and Security
Entrepreneurial Company of the Year - Active Tags Market Telepathx
Product Line Strategy - Emerging RFID Application Market (Oil and Gas Applications) Aker Kvaerner ASA
Emerging Company of the Year - Microcontrollers Market Cyan Technology
Product Line Strategy - Smart Card IC Form Factor Market East Japan Railway Company
Emerging Company of the Year - AOI/AXI Market American Science and Engineering
Market Penetration Leadership - AOI/AXI Market Mettler Toledo
Technology Innovation of the Year - Moisture Analyzers for Bulk Materials Intalysis
Technology Innovation of the Year - Stand-off Recognition of Biometrics XID Technologies
Product Innovation - Active Tags Market AeroScout Inc
Product Line Strategy - RFID Inlays (Low & High Frequency) Market Smartrac Technology
Customer Service Leadership - Flat Panel Display Market LG Display
Market Leadership - Sensors Market Emerson Process Management
Competitive Strategy Leadership - Internet Protocol (IP) Video Surveillance Market Sony Corporation
Global Competitive Leadership - MCU Smartcard IC Market Samsung Electronics

The 2008 Frost & Sullivan Asia Industrial Technologies Awards is supported by Singapore Manufacturers' Federation (SMa), Enterprise Development Center at SMa (EDC@SMa), Singapore Industrial Automation Association, Singapore High Technology Association and IA-Community as supporting organisations.

Media partners of the awards are; Industrial Automation Annual Directory, Industrial Automation News, ECN Asia, EDN Asia, Control Engineering Asia, Electronics Asia, Wireless Design & Development Asia, Business Today.

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company's TEAM Research, Growth Consulting and Growth Team Membership empower clients to create a growth-focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30 offices on six continents. For more information about Frost & Sullivan's Growth Partnerships, visit http://www.frost.com.

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Neethiya Sadagopal
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E: neethiya.sadagolpal@frost.com

Surbhi Dedhia
Corporate Communications
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E: sdedhia@frost.com

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