Korean-based TriGem Computer has won the main prize in the $US1 million Intel Core Processor Challenge. The company's Home Theatre Lluon Black Crystal design was judged to have the best collaboration of style, acoustics, functionality and features for digital home entertainment.
TriGem will receive $US300,000 to help with mass production costs of the winning system, as well as up to $US400,000 in co-marketing and promotional activities with Intel.
The competition was launched at the San Francisco Intel Developer Forum last September.
The runner up was Norwegian-based Mesiro for its Asono Merium system. Mesiro will receive up to $US300,000 to help with mass production costs. The contest was open to original design manufacturers (ODMs) and OEMs. It was designed to spur industry innovation in new, stylish and high-performing PC designs based on the Intel Viiv processor technology featuring Intel Core 2 Duo processors.
The Intel Core Processor Challenge will be conducted again this year. The winner is expected to be announced at the Intel Developer Forum in September 2008.