Samsung scores 35 CES Innovation Awards
Samsung had its fair share of bad luck this year, but finally the South Korean giant has received some positive news. Yesterday the company announced it has won 35 CES Innovation Awards.
For those not familiar with the subject, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is one of the biggest electronics expos in the world. Each year, at CES, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) awards the most innovative gadgets and gizmos, which is a high honor for every electronics manufacturer. To qualify for an award, each device must be submitted for evaluation by its creators. It is then judged on several criteria for engineering, design and intended use, and is given a score, after being compared to its direct competitors on the market. A vigorous process, which ensures that only the best of the best qualify for an award.
The most recent awards bring Samsung's total to nearly 350 for the past 11 years. Some of the awarded devices were the Gear S3 smartwatch, the Gear VR goggles and the Gear 360 camera. A portion of the winning products will be showcased at Samsung's CES booth, while others will be presented at the company's press conference, a day before the expo.
“At Samsung, we are constantly working to improve with each product we make,” said Gregory Lee, CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. “We are honored that CTA and the industry have recognized our ongoing commitment to innovation in many areas, and we look forward to showcasing our latest offerings at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.”
Despite the exploding Galaxy Note 7 and the washing machines that started falling apart, Samsung is still a leader in the tech sector, so we're eager to see what the company will pull out of its sleeve at CES. The tech giant has a lot to lose in the coming months, so it will need something pretty good to make up for its damaged company image.
The expo will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, from January 5-8, 2017, and registration for attendees has already opened.