Apexone Named Best Startup in China by EE Times

Apexone Microelectronics
2007-03-30 20:10 735

First Ever China-based Company to Receive Prestigious ACE Startup of the Year Award

SHANGHAI, China, March 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Apexone Microelectronics, an innovative private fabless company that designs high-performance mixed-signal ICs for interactive multimedia communication, announced that it has been named by EE Times-China as the 2007 ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Startup of the Year. This prestigious award was presented to Apexone at the Global Sources gala dinner coinciding with IIC (International IC Conference and Exhibition) in Shenzhen, China, attended by the best of the best in the industry. Apexone has the honor to become the first China-based company in history to be named Startup of the Year by EE Times-China.

"Apexone is honored to be ACE 2007 Startup of the Year. It's a great achievement of the entire company. We thank Global Sources, EE Times, its readers and the respected panel of judges for giving our company this recognition. Apexone's aim is to be one of the leading IC companies providing excellent products and services to a global customer base." said Mr. Ben Lee, Apexone COO, who represented the company in receiving the award.

"The ACE Awards pay tribute to the high standard of excellence that these leaders provide in our industry," said Mr. Brian Fuller, Editor-in-Chief, EE Times Network. "These innovators -- the creators of technology -- are shaping our future through their vision, creativity and influence, enabling us to see the world in a new light. Congratulations to Apexone as the first China-based company to win the ACE Startup of the Year Award. Apexone has great potential to become an industry leader in China and beyond."

"We are honored to be the one to receive this 'Oscar award' of the electronics industry among the couple hundred China-based fabless companies potentially considered for this award. We thank Global Sources and EETimes for recognizing Apexone for creating and commercializing the innovative advancements that are powering the interactive multimedia communication revolution," said James Gao, Apexone's CEO and President.

About EE Times ACE Awards

EE Times-China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards recognizes brands, companies and products that facilitate innovative electronics design in mainland China. It complements the annual ACE Awards sponsored by EE Times in the US.

A total of 24 awards have been presented, covering three categories: Company of the Year, Product of the Year, Editors' Choice. Winners have been chosen by a panel of industry experts.

About Startup of the Year Award

The winner was selected based on its demonstration of excellence in business and/or technology development, and the potential to become a technical or market leader in the China electronics industry. Selection criteria included:

-- The development of an innovative business model that has the

potential to cause disruptive change in a key technology or

product area in mainland China.

-- The assembly of a team of highly competent engineers and key

executives who are putting in place new business ideas and

technology development practices that challenge current and

existing management wisdom in mainland China's electronics


-- The ability to overcome unexpected challenges and setbacks in key

business/technology processes in areas such as:

financing/capitalization, human resources, engineering development

and design, manufacturing, marketing, sales and/or distribution.

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About Apexone

Apexone Microelectronics is an innovative fabless semiconductor company that designs high-performance interactive multimedia communication mixed-signal integrated circuits. Since its inception in 2002, the company has introduced more than a dozen state-of-the-art IC products into market, generating exploding revenue, and on the trajectory to experience significant future growth. The products are widely used by leading OEMs globally in the emerging interactive applications. The company has assembled a diverse team of recognized leaders who are focused on providing the best products with the highest quality and support to a world-wide customer base. More information is available at .

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