TriGem Computer Inc., a maker of sleek and stylish computers from South Korea, has won the $1-million Intel Core Processor Challenge.
TriGemâ€™s Home Theater Lluon â€œBlack Crystalâ€ design garnered the top prize in the contest which was aimed at encouraging industry innovation in new, stylish and high-performing PCs based on the Intel Viiv processor technology featuring Intel Core 2 Duo processors. First runner-up was Mesiro from Norway for its â€œAsono Meriumâ€ system.
Intel said TriGem â€œwas awarded the grand prize for creating the best mix of style, acoustics, functionality and features for digital home entertainment.â€
TriGem will receive up to $300,000 to help offset the costs of enabling the mass production of its grand-prize winning system and up to $400,000 for co-marketing and promotional activities with Intel around the winning system. Mesiro will get $300,000.