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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Excellence in Best Practices

Awards Banquet Co-Located with Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2009

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - September 23, 2009 - Frost & Sullivan honored recipients of its 2009 Excellence in Best Practices Awards, at three banquets held Monday through Wednesday, September 14-16, 2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Best Practices Awards are presented each year to 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 and transform industries in the near future.

Joe Herring, Chairman and CEO of Covance, received the 2009 Frost & Sullivan CEO of the Year Award in the North American Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology market. The Award recognizes the contributions of Mr. Herring in sustaining the leadership of his company in the highly competitive field of contract drug development services. Mr. Herring also delivered the keynote speech at Monday night's banquet.

The Awards Banquets were sponsored by SalesElement, a leader in proposal automation systems. SalesElement products support sales teams by standardizing around best practices and helping them allocate more time to sales and customer service.

The 2009 Excellence in Best Practices Awards were co-located with the firm's Growth Innovation & Leadership (GIL): A Global Congress on Corporate Growth, held September 13-16, 2009 at the same venue, The Hyatt Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information about Frost & Sullivan's GIL event, please visit http://www.gil-global.com/northamerica.

Awarded companies included:

Amkor Technology - 2009 Global Advanced Electronic Packaging Technology Innovation of the Year Award

Aerius International, Inc. - 2009 North American Wireless Technologies Green Excellence in Technology Innovation

APS Novastar - 2009 Global SMT Equipment Customer Service Leadership of the Year Award

Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition/Church & Dwight Co., Inc. - 2009 North American Dairy Nutrition Market Excellence in Product Line of the Year Award

ASCO Power Technologies, LP - 2009 North American Transfer Switch Company of the Year Award

AT&T - 2009 North American Managed Security Service Customer Value Leadership Award

AT&T - 2009 North American MPLS/IP VPN Services Market Leadership Award

AT&T - 2009 North American Retail Carrier Ethernet Services Market Leadership Award

Augusta Systems - 2009 Global Sensors Networks Product Line Strategy of the Year Award

Autologue Computer Systems Inc. - 2009 North American Automotive Aftermarket Industry Innovation & Leadership of the Year Award

Avaya - 2009 North American Enterprise Voice & Unified Messaging Market Leadership Award

BASF Catalysts, LLC - 2009 North American Nanocatalysts Green Excellence of the Year Award

Biothera - 2009 Global Immune Health Excellence in Research of the Year Award

Cameron Compression Systems - 2009 North American Oil-Free Centrifugal Air Compressors Enabling Green Excellence through Customer Value Award

Comfort Systems USA - 2009 North American Integrated Building Solutions Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award

ConceptWave Software - 2009 Global OSS/BSS 10 to Watch Award

Covance - 2009 Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology CEO of the Year Award

Cox Communications - 2009 North American Broadband Customer Value Leadership Award

Cyber Security Technologies Corp. - 2009 North American Computer Forensics Product Innovation Award

Cyberex - 2009 Global Static Transfer Switch Technology Innovation of the Year Award

Cypress Communications - 2009 North American Hosted IP Telephony Product Differentiation Innovation Award

DataDirect Networks, Inc. - 2009 North American Physical Security Network Storage Product Innovation of the Year Award

Empirix, Inc. - 2009 Global IMS Test & Monitoring Equipment Product Differentiation Innovation Award

Hammond Power Solutions Inc. - 2009 North American Dry Type Transformer Growth Strategy Leadership of the Year Award

Honeywell Process Solutions - 2009 Global Distributed Control Systems Customer Value Enhancement of the Year Award

Hughes Network Systems - 2009 North American Satellite Market Leadership Award

IBM - 2009 Interactive Kiosk Excellence in Globalization Award

IBM ISS - 2009 North American Managed Security Service Providers Market Leadership Award

Ideal Life - 2009 North American Remote Monitoring Customer Value Leadership Award

Inilex - 2009 North American Automotive Telemetry Product Value Leadership of the Year Award

Integreon - 2009 Global Excellence in Knowledge Process Outsourcing Award

Intercall, Inc. - 2009 North American Audio Conferencing Services Market Leadership Award

Ipico - 2009 North American RFID Sports Technology Leadership of the Year Award

Itron - 2009 North American Advanced Meter Infrastructure Implementation Product Quality Leadership of the Year Award

Jabil Circuit - 2009 Global EMS Medical Market Leadership of the Year Award

L-3 Mapps - 2009 Global Simulators Excellence in Customer Value of the Year Award

Lennox International, Inc. - 2009 North American Green HVAC&R Industry Innovation & Leadership of the Year Award

LG Electronics - 2009 Global Iris Recognition Biometrics Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award

Microsoft - 2009 North American Security Product Differentiation Innovation Award

Millennial Net - 2009 North American Wireless Sensor Networking Green Excellence Award in Product Innovation

Mitel - 2009 Global Enterprise FMC Product Differentiation Innovation Award

Motricity, Inc. - 2009 North American Premium Mobile Content & Applications Market Leadership Award

Nonin Medical - 2009 North American Remote Monitoring Product Line Strategy Award

ON24 - 2009 Global Virtual Events Market Leadership Award

Plex Systems - 2009 North American SaaS Software Growth Excellence & Product Value Award

PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers - 2009 North American Plastics in Medical Tubing & Catheters Product Line Strategy of the Year Award

Prescient Medical, Inc. - 2009 North American Atherosclerosis Lesion Management Product Innovation of the Year Award

Redknee - 2009 Global OS/BSS 10 to Watch Award

Robert Bosch Healthcare, Health Hero Networks - 2009 North American Remote Patient Monitoring Market Strategy Leadership Award

Sabinsa Corporation - 2008 North American Personal Care Ingredient Green Excellence of the Year Award

Schrader International - 2009 North American Automotive Vehicle Pressure Sensors Industry Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award

SCM Microsystems - 2009 North American Smart Card Readers Market Leadership of the Year Award

Sirit, Inc. - 2009 North American RFID Competitive Strategy Leadership of the year Award

Sonic Foundry - 2009 Global Lecture Capture Solutions Market Leadership Award

SpectraSensors - 2009 North American Trace Gas & Moisture Measurement Instrumentation Technology Innovation of the Year Award

Sprint - 2009 North American Consumer Location-based Services Market Leadership of the Year Award

Sprint - 2009 North American Mobile Resource Management Product Line Strategy Award

Sun Microsystems - 2009 Global Smart Cards Company of the Year Award

TeleManagement Technologies, Inc. - 2009 North American Billing Management Mobile Solution of the Year Award

TRS-RenTelco - 2009 North American Rental/Lease Electronic Test Equipment Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award

Utah Scientific - 2009 Global Video Switcher Customer Value Leadership Award

VeEX Inc. - 2009 Global xDSL Test Equipment Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award

Verigy, Ltd. - 2009 North American Semiconductor Automatic Test Equipment Product Innovation of the Year Award

Websense, Inc. - 2009 North American Web Content Management Product Innovation of the Year Award

Websense, Inc. - 2009 Global Content Filtering Products Market Leadership Award

Vesta - 2009 North American Plastics in Medical Tubing & Catheters Market Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year Award

Zave Networks - 2009 North American Mobile Advertising

Frost & Sullivan's 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.

For further information on the Awards Banquet or recipients, or for digital photos, please contact Jake Wengroff, jake.wengroff@frost.com.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 35 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

Contact:

Jake Wengroff
210.247.3806
jake.wengroff@frost.com

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