SOLiD Wins World Class 300 Company and Next Global Champ Awards in South Korea

Recognition for growth, technology, and innovation by South Korean Government

May 8, 2017 – Sunnyvale, Calif. - SOLiD, the leader in in-building cellular and public safety infrastructure, today announced that the company has been selected to receive the World Class 300 and Next Global Champ awards in South Korea. This award is presented to companies by the South Korean Ministry of Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA) and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) in conjunction with the South Korean Institute for Advancement of Technology.

The World Class 300 corporate project was initiated by the South Korean government and private banks to nurture small- and medium-sized enterprises with growth potential to become global champions. SOLiD exceed each of the criteria in 2016 to be considered for these awards including:

  • Revenue of $149 million
  • R&D as percentage of revenue at 5.6%
  • Exports from South Korea as percentage of total revenue at 56.3%

Including SOLiD, the companies selected for the World Class 300 award had averages sales of $91 million, with an R&D to sales ratio of 4.3%, and exports from South Korea accounting for 56.6% of total sales.

SOLiD CEO, Dr. Seung Hee Lee commented, “We are pleased to have received these prestigious awards by the South Korean SMBA and MOTIE. The World Class 300 and Next Global Champ awards provide another point of validation of SOLiD’s innovative wireless solutions and worldwide growth potential.”

SOLiD Americas President, Ken Sandfeld adds, “These awards highlight the innovative and leading edge technology SOLiD delivers to the wireless marketplace, particularly to the in-building and the public safety markets. The market has been very receptive to disruptive solutions such as SOLiD GENESIS and SOLiD RESPONDER both of which we recently announced.”

For more information on the World Class 300 program, visit the official website, “World Class 300” at KIAT (Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology) at https://www.worldclass300.or.kr/integ_e/index.jsp

About SOLiD 

SOLiD (http://www.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to www.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.

SOLiD, SOLID GENESIS and SOLiD RESPONDER are trademarks of SOLiD Inc. or an affiliate or subsidiary thereof (“SOLiD”). Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners.

Contact: Tim Moynihan, VP Marketing, SOLiD, 914-420-5264