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III wins 3rd-straight R&D 100 Awards nod

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Selected as a winner for the third consecutive year, the Institute for Information Industry (III) on Friday accepted top honors at the Research & Development (R&D) 100 Awards in Orlando Florida for two advanced technologies in network systems.

III yesterday said in an official statement that its subsidiary R&D institute Smart Network System Institute (SNSI) came to the fore among upwards of 1,000 competing technologies and secured one of the 2013 Research & Development (R&D) 100 Awards with its technological prowess in two areas: maritime container terminal management systems and BestLINK.

BestLINK is a crucial technology which involves the planning and construction of exclusive wireless broadband networks, while advanced maritime container terminal management systems reportedly boosted the revenues of Taipei Port by 20 percent over the last three years through enhancing the efficiency of its cargo operation by 50 percent.

III said that it is delighted to receive recognition by R&D Magazine for this year's two breakthrough network technologies, besting some of the world's top 100 technology R&D institutes for the third consecutive year, along with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NASA, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Established in 1979, III was incorporated as a non-governmental Organization (NGO) through the joint efforts of public and private sectors, to support the development/applications of the information industry as well as the information society in Taiwan under that supervision of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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Institute for Information Industry (III) Vice President and III's Smart Network System Institute Director-General Feng Ming-hui (馮明惠) on Friday received two 2013 R&D100 Awards in Orlando, Florida. The R&D 100 Awards are widely recognized as the “Oscars of Innovation,” which identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year. (CNA)

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