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Industry Leaders Recognized with Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards

PALO ALTO, Calif. – April 17, 2008 – Frost & Sullivan honored companies for demonstrating industry excellence last Tuesday at the annual Excellence in Industrial Technologies Awards Banquet and Networking Sessions held in San Antonio, Texas at the Westin La Cantera Resort.

The Awards recognized companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created advanced technologies that will catalyze their industries in the near future.

While addressing the Award recipients in his welcome speech, Frost & Sullivan’s North American President Art Robbins stated, “At Frost & Sullivan we realize how critical it is to highlight best practices and recognize those achievements. My hope, and our mission, is to help you convey the joy associated with success to your employers, employees, shareholders, and your families.”

Awarded companies included:

ABB Low Voltage Drives - 2008 Global Low Voltage Electric Drives Company of the Year Award
Augusta Systems, Inc. - 2008 Global Sensors Emerging Company of the Year Award
Bohler Welding Group USA, Inc. - 2008 North American Specialty Fillers Metals Company of the Year Award
Brilliant Telecommunications, Inc. - 2008 Global Network Timing Emerging Company of the Year Award
Cernium Corporation - 2008 North American Video Surveillance Emerging Company of the Year Award
Cisco Systems, Inc. - 2008 Global ROADM Systems Market Leadership of the Year Award
Cryostar - 2008 Global Liquefied Natural Gas Process Control Equipment Company of the Year Award
CyboSoft - 2007 North American Model-Free Adaptive Control Technology Leadership Award
Daon - 2008 Global Biometrics Product Line Strategy Leadership of the Year Award
Degree Controls, Inc. - 2008 North American Datacenter Cooling Solutions Product Line Strategy of the Year Award
Diebold Security - 2008 Global Physical Security Systems Integrator of the Year Award
Dresser-Rand - 2008 North American Compressed Gas Solutions Company of the Year Award
Emerson Process Management - 2008 Global Automation & Process Control Growth Excellence Company of the Year Award
Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. - 2008 North American Printed Circuit Board Growth Excellence of the Year Award
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products - 2008 North American Welding Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award
European Advanced Superconductors GmbH & Co. KG - 2008 North American Medical Superconductor Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award
Geometric Software - 2008 Global Engineering Design Services Emerging Company of the Year Award
GE Security - 2008 North American Video Surveillance Solutions Company of the Year Award
Gigamon Systems - 2008 Global Monitoring Emerging Company of the Year Award
Hie Electronics - 2007 North American Video Surveillance Product Innovation of the Year Award
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH & Co KG - 2008 Global Safety Solutions Product Value Leadership of the Year Award
IBM Global Technology Services - 2008 North American Video Surveillance Software Company of the Year Award
Imprivata, Inc. - 2008 North American Access Control Product of the Year Award
Industrial Defender, Inc. - 2008 Global Risk Management Process Control & SCADA Solutions Company of the Year Award
Innominate - 2008 Global Ethernet Security Product Value Leadership of the Year Award
Intel Corporation - 2008 Global RFID Emerging Technology of the Year Award
Integrity Applications Ltd. - 2008 North American Biosensors Product Innovation Leadership of the Year Award
Kemira Chemicals, Inc. - 2008 North American Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market Share Advancement of the Year Award
Kobelco Welding of America, Inc. - 2008 North American Stainless Steel Tubular Wire Excellence in Product Line Leadership of the Year Award
L-3 Electronic Systems - 2008 North American Vetronics Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award
Lenel Systems International, Inc. - 2008 North American Integrated Security Product of the Year Award
Lewis & Clark, Inc. - 2008 Global Pre-Owned Electronic Manufacturing Assembly & Test Equipment Company of the Year Award
Luminary Micro, Inc. - 2008 Global Microcontrollers Entrepreneurial Company Award
MAVERICK Technologies LLC - 2008 North American System Integrator Company of the Year Award
Microsoft Corporation - 2008 Global Healthcare Information Product of the Year Award
Monitronics International - 2008 North American Alarm Monitoring Service Provider of the Year Award
Northrop Grumman Corporation - 2008 North American Homeland Security & IT Systems Integration Company of the Year Award
OMRON Scientific Technologies, Inc. - 2008 North American Machine Safety Company of the Year Award
PeopleNet Communications Corporation - 2007 North American Regional Fleet Telematics Growth Strategy Leadership of the Year Award
Pilgrim Software - 2008 North American Enterprise Compliance & Quality Management Company of the Year Award
Pixim, Inc. - 2008 Global Video Surveillance Growth Excellence of the Year Award
PowerID Ltd. - 2008 Global RFID Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award
Samsung SDI - 2008 Global OLED Display Market Leadership of the Year Award
SeaAway - 2007 North American Innovative Port Security Company of the Year Award
Snap-On - 2007 United States Overall Best Brand of Automotive Tools Automotive Technicians’ Choice Award
SkyBitz, Inc. - 2007 North American Regional Fleet Telematics Product Innovation Leadership of the Year Award
SUEZ Environment - 2008 Global Best-in-Class Water & Waste Services in Developing Economies Award
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. - 2008 Global Solar Energy Development Company of the Year Award
Sutherland Global Services, Inc. - 2007 Global Integrated BPO Services Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award
Tata Consultancy Services - 2008 Global Information Technology Services Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award
Telegent Systems, Inc. - 2008 Global Mobile TV Product of the Year Award
Telvent G.I.T. SA - 2008 World SCADA Solutions Company of the Year Award
Teridian Semiconductor Corporation - 2007 Global Set-Top Box Semiconductors Emerging Company of the Year Award
Unisys - 2008 Global Biometrics Business Function Excellence of the Year Award
Validity Sensors, Inc. - 2008 Global Non-AFIS Fingerprint Silicon Sensors Product Differentiation Innovation of the Year Award
Wonderware - 2008 Global Human Interface Product of the Year Award
Vector Security, Inc. - 2008 North American Commercial Alarm Monitoring Company of the Year Award
VidSys, Inc. - 2008 North American Integrated Security Emerging Company of the Year Award
Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. - 2008 Global Micro Electric Drives (AC Drives less than 10 kW) Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award

An annual event, Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Industrial Technologies Awards banquet recognizes the quality and merit of distinguished individuals and companies that deliver unparalleled insight on the industry, products and services.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.  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.

For further information on the Award banquets or recipients or for digital photos, please contact Stacie Kopecki, Stacie.kopecki@frost.com.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Global Growth Consulting Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company's Growth Partnership Services, Growth Consulting and Career Best Practices 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.awards.frost.com.

Contact:
Stacie Kopecki
210.247.2450
Stacie.kopecki@frost.com

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