DisplayLink announced as Fast Growth Business Awards finalist 2008


DisplayLink today announced that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in the One to Watch category for the Fast Growth Business Awards 2008.

The Fast Growth Business Awards, organised in conjunction with Growing Business magazine, are an independent scheme designed to recognise and celebrate the UK’s fastest growing businesses.

Cambridge-based start-up DisplayLink is the first company to bring the full benefits of multiple monitors to a whole range of businesses. DisplayLink’s technology enables up to six extra screens to be added to almost any PC or laptop, via a standard USB 2.0 connection with plug-and-play simplicity. Traditionally, multiple screens have been difficult and expensive for businesses to implement, and uptake has therefore been limited to niche industries. DisplayLink’s high performance, low cost network display solutions have the potential to change this by breaking down the barriers associated with deployment and ease-of-use.

The company has contracts with some of the world’s largest technology brands, including Samsung, Toshiba, Kensington and LG.

“DisplayLink is thrilled to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award which recognises its potential in a competitive entrepreneurial landscape,” said Hamid Farzaneh, CEO of DisplayLink. “Our first-class team has worked very hard to make multi-display technology simple and accessible, while maintaining a high level of product quality and performance.”

Judged by a panel of entrepreneurs, industry experts and business journalists, the award ceremony will be held on 12th March 2008 at the London Marriott Hotel. As a finalist, DisplayLink is also in the running for T-Mobile Fast Growth Business of the Year 2008.

About DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. is a network display chip and software company that creates simple connections between computers and displays – via USB, making the benefits of expanded visual workspace available to everyone. Using universally accepted wired or wireless networking protocols and proprietary software compression techniques, graphically rich content can be transmitted easily between a single device and multiple displays and enjoyed in a more organised and productive way.

Leading global manufacturers have integrated network display technology into an array of consumer electronics including USB-enabled monitors, video docking stations and display adapters. Because of the unique ability to unleash content from hardware to multiple screens, an array of innovative devices is on the horizon. Founded in 2003, DisplayLink's venture backers include Atlas Venture, Balderton Capital, DAG Ventures and DFJ Esprit. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with main R&D and product development activities in Cambridge, UK. More information can be found at www.displaylink.com.


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DisplayLink is a fabless network graphics semiconductor and software company, formed in 2003 to develop and exploit methods of delivering content to multiple flat panel displays from a single computer with the view that this technology could lower the costs of computing and thus make information technology much more widely available in developing countries.