Ninth-annual U.S. awards spotlight how strong distribution partnerships optimize sales and market reach
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced today that it received the Gold award for fastest growing hardware company presented by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC), an industry consortium representing leading technology distributors. Samsung won the U.S.Gold Rising Star Award in the category of Hardware revenue of $500 million or more, acknowledging its exceptional regional sales growth over the past year through distribution partners.
Samsung leads the IT industry by not only developing innovative products and solutions, but working closely with our partners to bring these to life for businesses looking to solve challenges and create new technology experiences.
We are honored to receive this recognition from the Global Technology Distribution Council for our continued commitment to driving growth through our valued distribution partners, said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung s Enterprise Business Division. Samsung leads the IT industry by not only developing innovative products and solutions, but working closely with our partners to bring these to life for businesses looking to solve challenges and create new technology experiences.
This is the second consecutive year Samsung has received the prestigious U.S.Gold Rising Star Award from the GTDC and was among only 12 U.S. winners chosen from hundreds of manufacturers and publishers who rely on distributors to meet the product and service requirements of solution providers nationwide.
The GTDC s U.S. Gold, Silver and Bronze Rising Star winners were selected based on year-over-year sales growth rates within the NPD Group sDistributor Track. Available by subscription, the Distributor Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to facilitate insight into tech channel sales and pricing trends. This year s U.S. GTDC Rising Star awards included the following revenue categories:
- Hardware revenue of $500 million or more
- Hardware revenue of $100 - $500 million
- Hardware revenue of $25 million - $100 million
- Software revenue of at least $20 million
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About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales. We believe technology brings business and customers together to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit samsung.com/business., call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds ofTVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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