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LaCie Wins Prestigious Best Vendor Award At RetailVision Fall 2006


PORTLAND, OR (December 2006) – LaCie has won the coveted “Best of RetailVision Awards”™ for Best Vendor by attendees at RetailVision® Fall 2006, the premiere event for technology retailers and vendors focused on the consumer channel. LaCie also received four additional award nominations in the categories of Best Merchandising, Best Retail Strategy, Best Product and Best Latin America Vendor.

“It is a great honor to have won the prestigious RetailVision Best Vendor Award,” says Mat Gasquy, LaCie Vice President of Sales. “This award is a resounding affirmation of our leading position in the storage category and of our commitment to the channel. And with the support of our resellers and partners, we will continue to be a dominant force on the market in 2007.”

LaCie was awarded Best Vendor for its market strategy and its innovative consumer and professional products such as LaCie SAFE biometric hard drives, LaCie Rugged all-terrain hard drives, and the Design by F.A Porsche line of optical burners and hard drives. Selected by decision makers from more than 200 Top 100-level retailers across North America, the “Best of RetailVision Awards”™ honor vendors who consistently demonstrate both innovation and leadership in the retail marketplace.

“The winners of the Best of RetailVision Awards are chosen by the market leaders in consumer technology,” says Pete Prentice, Senior Global Director for RetailVision. “This makes the awards an excellent indicator of the best new products and strategic initiatives driving growth in both the North American and Latin American retail channels.“

For over a decade, RetailVision has been the recognized leader in bringing together established and emerging technology vendors with Top 100-level retailers. These retailers represent the entire consumer-buying channel for technology products, from computer and office supply superstores, to direct marketing companies, consumer electronics stores, buying groups, mass merchants, brick-and-mortar, and online retailers.

About Vision Events
Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) company, is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring resellers and end users together with leading and emerging vendors in private boardroom appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector. Additional information about Vision Events can be found at

About LaCie
LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. Powerful technology combined with unique designs by the internationally acclaimed Philippe Starck, Neil Poulton and Porsche Design GmbH make LaCie the world leader in storage innovation. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is now headquartered in North America, Europe and Asia and listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431). For more information, visit

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Contact LaCie
Press Inquiries: Melissa Logan, 503-844-4500,
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 503-844-4502,
Reseller Sales, 503-844-4500,


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