Stamford, CT  – HARMAN (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced today that it has been recognized as a top global R&D services provider by the notable advisory firm Zinnov. HARMAN has been rated in the “Leadership Zone” across automotive, consumer electronics, embedded systems, consumer software, enterprise software and telecommunication segments.

The annual Zinnov Global R&D Services Provider Ratings (GSPR) is an exhaustive research exercise that assesses an array of software service providers in the software engineering and R&D space. It is intended to enable business leaders spearheading technology and engineering initiatives to make the right decisions in partner selection across geographies.

This year’s ranking saw HARMAN outperforming in the Product Engineering Service (PES) segment through the creation of its Connected Services division and additional investment in intelligent systems and engagement solutions. Drawing from HARMAN’s extensive experience in intellectual property and strategic co-creations with the world's leading ISVs and OEMs, combined with the company's impressive engineering, design and consulting skills, extended its position as a leading R&D service provider for another consecutive year.

"We're delighted to be recognized by Zinnov as a global leader in software engineering R&D services. HARMAN’s leadership across multiple industry segments is a reflection of the confidence our many clients have in us,” said Sanjay Dhawan, President, HARMAN Connected Services. “As we continue to deepen HARMAN’s reach into strategic verticals such as automotive, mobile and connected, our overall strong software development capabilities and Internet of Things (IoT) readiness are quickly propelling us past our competitors. The release of this year’s Zinnov’s GSPR rating serves as testament to this progress.”

"We congratulate HARMAN on its outstanding performance as a standout player in Global R&D services ratings again this year. Not only has it continued to showcase strengths across a variety of market segments, but it also demonstrated its renewed commitment to being an ideal partner for global organizations looking for a competitive R&D edge," said Sidhant Rastogi, Partner & Practice Head, Zinnov.


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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 connected services. 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 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's 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 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.4 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.