Other World Computing today announced that the OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI Express SSD won a Gold Stevie — the highest honor awarded — in the “New Product or Service of the Year – Computer Hardware” category at the 2012 American Business Awards awards ceremony held in San Francisco September 17. First announced at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show as the industry’s first fully Macintosh and PC supported and bootable PCIe SSD, the Mercury Accelsior offers nearly 3x the performance vs. a SSD in a SATA 2.0 3Gb/s drive bay with well beyond even 6Gb/s speeds of up to 780MB/s.
Named Best In Category By Industry Professionals
More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including the New Product or Service of the Year – Computer Hardware category. More than 150 members of 10 specialized judging committees determined the Stevie Award placements from among the finalists during final judging. Other 2012 Stevie Award winners included Hewlett-Packard, Sprint, and the Ford Motor Company.
“We are very flattered to have Accelsior recognized by business luminaries as the best new computer hardware product for 2012,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Developing first-of-their-kind products for maximum benefit from technology investment is the true reward we seek. Winning accolades for our mission is affirmation we’re achieving our commitment.”
“We’re delighted to recognize so many innovative companies, new products, technical achievements, and technology executives in the ABA’s new product and tech awards categories,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “It’s gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year’s competition.”
Like The Oscars for Corporate America
The American Business Award program, created in 2002 and nicknamed “The Stevies”, is the only business awards program in the United States that honors and generates public recognition of corporate and executive achievements worldwide. The Stevie Award trophy is often called “the business Oscar”, because it is hand-cast and finished in 24-karat gold by the same company that creates the Oscar. The name “Stevie” is taken from the name Stephen, derived from Greek term for “crowned”. Past American Business Award winners have include Apple, Oracle, Hilton Hotels, and AT&T.