BERLIN – August 30, 2018 – HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, is excited to announce that it won 53 prestigious product design and technology awards in 2018, bringing the six-year-total to more than 300 awards for 190 different products.

The unprecedented number of awards stand testament to HARMAN’s exceptional role in designing world-class consumer lifestyle audio products that seamlessly combine the newest technology with outstanding quality and aesthetics. Popular consumer brands JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG all won recognition with products from a wide range of price points and categories including connected home, voice-controlled speakers, headphones, and portable audio.

“This staggering number of 53 design and technology awards is a clear validation that we deliver products at the forefront of design and technology,” said Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio for HARMAN. “The accolades we continue to receive are a testament to the hardworking teams of talented designers and engineers involved in their development and a statement on our position as market leader.”

Further demonstrating its longstanding commitment to delivering state-of-the-art design and cutting-edge, integrated technology while offering consumers unmatched sound quality and a premium listening experience, HARMAN recently launched Huemen, a design agency powered by more than 250 highly skilled designers. Driven by a human-focused mindset, and united in their dedication to delivering and connecting brands to customers through meaningful design, Huemen’s designers create brand-specific design languages and user experiences for HARMAN’s premium audio brands.


7 CES Awards


The products honored for outstanding product design and engineering included the following:

CES Awards



16 iF World Design Awards

iF Design Awards are a highly respected seal of excellence in aesthetics, quality, and user-focused, ergonomic, and efficient design.

If World Design


If World Design2



22 Red Dot Product Design & 4 Red Dot Communication Design Awards








Red Dot Communication Design:




4 EISA Awards

EISA awards celebrate new products that combine the most advanced technology and desirable features with class-leading performance.  



*Winner of more than one award.

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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 March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.