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Singapore, 17 February 2017 - HWM, Singapore’s leading tech magazine, and, Singapore’s No.1 online technology portal, today presented a total of 77 awards in recognition of the tech industry’s best at the 8th Tech Awards 2017 ceremony held at the picturesque Hotel Fort Canning Grand Marquee. 

Top technology brands in Singapore with the most consumer mindshare by popular vote took home a total of 44 Readers’ Choice awards, while 33 Editor’s Choice awards, inclusive of four coveted Innovation awards, were given to the best performing products and most impactful technology innovations of the year. 

PC gaming and components giant, ASUS, emerged as the biggest winner with a total of eight awards - five Readers’ Choice and three Editor’s Choice. Apple dominated the mobile and smartwatch categories, bagging a total of six awards including Editor’s Choice Best Mobile Chip, Best Premium Smartphone and Best Smartwatch, while first time winner Corsair managed to snatch the Readers’ Choice Best PC Memory Brand award away from stalwarts Kingston. 

The second year of collaboration with also saw an expansion of video gaming awards with new Editor’s Choice category nominations for Best Xbox One Game, and Best PlayStation 4 Game, plus the return of the Best Gaming Console award. 

“Although the same number of awards were presented this year and last, our editorial team works tirelessly so that our awards remain relevant, not just to its recipients but our readers as well,” said Ms Reta Lee, Group Editor for HWM Singapore and 

“For instance, the virtual reality and video streaming categories included this year mark the maturing of these technologies in the consumer space. Other categories dropped or added are always under review to ensure that the Tech Awards accurately reflects the major tech trends of the year.” 

Ms Pang Lee Cheng, General Manager, SPH Magazines said: “The Tech Awards is now in its 8th year, withstanding the test of time as the most prestigious technology awards in Singapore. Throughout this journey, we’ve been continuously impressed by the products and innovations we’ve seen, and grateful for the support from partners and readers alike. I would like to congratulate this year’s winners again, for their accomplishments and for keeping the tech industry vibrant.” 

Complete results will be published in HWM Singapore’s March and April 2017 issues. They will also be released online at over the week. 

Attached: HWM-HWZ Tech Awards 2017 Winners list

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Nur Kamaliana Sulaiman (Liana)
Senior Executive, Marketing (HWM) 
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd 
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Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
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