Microsoft Windows Embedded Partners Recognized for Product and Service Excellence With Partner of the Year Awards

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 3, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners of the Windows® Embedded Partner of the Year awards, which were presented during the Windows Embedded Partner Summit last week at the Windows Embedded Developers Conference. These awards recognize the innovation and expertise of industry partners in the embedded space and demonstrate the widespread third-party support available for Microsoft®
Windows Embedded platforms with products and services available from more than 1,200 partners in 50 countries worldwide. Microsoft also announced the Windows Embedded Partner Products and Services Marketplace, a new online resource for customers to easily and quickly locate detailed information on products and services from Windows Embedded Partners.

“Microsoft is excited to recognize the contributions of our embedded partners and their important role in the continued success of the Windows Embedded offerings,” said Keith White, senior director of the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft. “The award winners consistently deliver highly innovative and superior-quality products and services, enabling our customers to successfully get to market quickly.”

Windows Embedded Partner of the Year Awards

The Windows Embedded Partner of the Year awards were created to highlight the work of industry partners in the embedded market. The recipients of the awards have consistently contributed to a wide range of innovative embedded products and services and have a demonstrated record of success in enabling customers to bring their designs to market quickly.

The following is a complete listing of the Partner of the Year award categories and the winners in each category.


  • VenturCom Inc.

  • Tokyo Electron Device Co.

  • DST Corp.

Independent Hardware Vendor

  • Advantech Co. Ltd.

  • Lanner Group

  • NMI Electronics Ltd.

Independent Software Vendor

  • Intrinsyc Software

  • TecAce Solutions Inc.

Original Equipment Manufacturer

  • Dell Computer Corp.

  • Intermec Technologies Corp.

  • Maxtor Corp.

  • Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.

  • Wyse Technology Inc.

Silicon Vendor

  • Intel Corp.

  • National Semiconductor Corp.

Systems Integrator

  • BSquare Corp.

  • DST Corp.

  • VenturCom

Windows Embedded Partner Products and Services Marketplace

As the online resource for customers to obtain more information on partner offerings, the Windows Embedded Marketplace was developed to enable customers to easily access Windows Embedded Solutions that will help them get their Windows Embedded projects to market faster and more cost-effectively. The primary design goal for Windows Embedded Marketplace is to connect customers with partners easily and quickly, and Windows Embedded Marketplace enables customers to search through a wide array of Windows Embedded Solutions. Marketplace is now available on the Web at .

About the Microsoft Windows Embedded Family

The Microsoft Windows Embedded operating systems and tools provide comprehensive software platforms for building the next generation of intelligent, 32-bit connected Windows Powered devices that demand rich applications and Internet services for a wide range of flexible solutions. In addition, Microsoft offers a wide range of programs and services designed to meet the specific needs of Windows Embedded customers, industry partners and developers. Windows Embedded operating systems currently shipping include Windows CE 3.0 and Windows XP Embedded. Next-generation Windows Embedded platforms currently in development include Windows CE .NET, the next generation of the Windows CE operating system, and Windows .NET Embedded Server, the componentized version of the next-generation Windows .NET Server platform.

About Microsoft

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