Garmin mottar den presisjetunge prisen "The Economist Group Award for Consumer Products" for 2012.
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OLATHE, Kan./November 16, 2012 – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, is pleased to announce that its co-founders, Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao, have been selected to receive the Economist Group 2012 Innovation Award for Consumer Products for Garmin’s portable navigation devices. The awards recognise significant contributions across eight fields ranging from telecoms to social altruism. The Economist gathered an audience of 200 guests, comprising leading figures from business, academia, science, R&D and government for a presentation of their awards in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Theatre in London on Thursday, November 15.
Tom Standage, Digital Editor at The Economist and Chairman of the panel of 29 judges, said of the award decision: “The Economist’s Innovation Awards recognise the dreamers and the doers behind the innovations that transform the world we live in. Through their vision and creativity, this year’s winners have created important products and services. Whether in household names or behind-the-scenes breakthroughs, their innovative contributions have become part of everyday life for millions of people.”
“We are very honored to receive this prestigious award and humbled that Garmin is included among some of the biggest thinkers and best brands in the world,” said Dr. Kao, who accepted the award on behalf of Garmin.
The awards ceremony formed the culmination of The Economist’s year-long programme of engagement around innovation and was streamed live worldwide.
For more details please visit: http://www.economistconferences.co.uk/innovation/winners2012
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at http://www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark and echoMAP is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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