The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) earned a Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company in Europe in the 2008 International Business Awards program.
With an entry called, A Wireless Teenager Ready for the Future, the Bluetooth SIG highlighted the milestones and innovations of the last year including the 10th anniversary of the technology, development of Bluetooth low energy technology, Bluetooth high speed technology and the end user focus of v2.1+EDR.
Mike Foley, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG, commented: “Over the past year, Bluetooth technology has grown tremendously within the industry and with consumers. And we understand that the way to keep meeting the needs of the marketplace and be relevant in the future is to keep innovating.”
The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honouring great performances in business. Recipients of International Stevie Award trophies were selected from more than 1,700 entries received from organisations and individuals in more than 30 countries.
Organisations all over the world are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can enter in any of more than 40 categories from Best Multinational Company and Best New Product to Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program and Best Executive.
Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs, added: “Entries to the IBAs grew 65% this year and that illustrates the increasing importance of The International Business Awards worldwide. We congratulate all of the Finalists and International Stevie Awards winners.”