STAMFORD, CT – January 04, 2019HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that HARMAN Connected Services has been rated as a top leader in twelve of the Zinnov Zones Engineering R&D 2018 Services Rankings. HARMAN Connected Services was identified as a top provider for 2018 across all five horizontal ratings in addition to seven vertical-specific ratings*.

Zinnov Zones’ annual rating is used to assess the proficiency of 38 global engineering R&D service providers across several disciplines such as specialization, practice maturity, innovation and IP, ecosystem linkages and customer inputs. This significant rating by a third-party consultancy report validates HARMAN Connected Services’ depth and scale of industry leadership across multiple industry categories - including Consumer and Enterprise Software, Hi-Tech, Telecommunications and Automotive.

“We are honored that our continued dedication to modernize and improve our solutions is recognized by a leading industry analyst like Zinnov,” said Sandeep Kalra, Senior Vice President and General Manager, HARMAN Connected Services. “HARMAN has always been recognized as a Tier-1 supplier to Automotive OEMs. The acknowledgement of HARMAN Connected Services in this additional analysis further strengthens our position as the Tier-1 engineering and IT services provider to non-Automotive customers as well.”

As devices are becoming more intelligent, Samsung Electronics America and HARMAN Connected Services have partnered to advance many ‘industry’s first’ solutions for Fortune 100 enterprises.

“Samsung and HARMAN are committed to delivering solutions that help businesses transform and differentiate in today’s hyper-connected world,” said Taher Behbehani, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile B2B, Samsung Electronics America. “We are thrilled that Zinnov Zones Engineering R&D has chosen HARMAN Connected Services as a top leader in its annual service rankings, and are excited to continue evolving and leveraging these innovations for our customers.”

*HARMAN Connected Services was identified as a top provider for 2018 across all five horizontal ratings and seven Vertical-specific ratings, including:

  • Design & Simulation engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning engineering
  • User experience engineering
  • Platform engineering
  • Quality Assurance engineering
  • Automotive
  • Computer Peripherals and Storage
  • Consumer Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Semiconductor
  • Telecommunication

HARMAN Connected Services is spearheading digital transformation efforts by offering partners, including technology companies and enterprises, engineering and IT services and solutions that allow them to improve their business in addition to outmaneuvering competitors  with disruptive differentiation..

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HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

About Zinnov

Founded in 2002, Zinnov is a global management and strategy consulting firm, with presence in Silicon Valley, Houston, Bangalore, and Gurgaon. Over the past 16 years, Zinnov has successfully consulted with over 250+ Fortune 500 customers to develop actionable insights that help them in their transformation journeys. With core expertise in Product Engineering and Digital Transformation, Zinnov assists clients by:

  • Providing research and strategy consulting for Technology Service Providers in the areas of Product Engineering and Digital Transformation;
  • Enabling companies to develop and optimize a global engineering partner strategy to achieve higher throughput, innovation, productivity, and cost savings;
  • Growing revenue for companies' products and services in India and other emerging markets;
  • Helping MNCs expand and/or consolidate their globalization footprint.

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Jasleen K. Makker

Senior Director, Corporate Communications