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Julia Shih of AMAX Named Female Executive of the Year at the 9th Annual Stevie(R) Awards for Women in Business

A Leader & Visionary for AMAX and the Industry as a Whole

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 -- Julia Shih, Director of Strategic Alliance of AMAX, the leader in custom cluster, server and storage solutions in North America, has been recognized as the GOLD winner of the prestigious Stevie Award, receiving the title of Female Executive of the Year in the category of Computer Hardware & Software at the 9th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.

Since 2010, AMAX's own Julia Shih, Director of Strategic Alliance, has driven various successful marketing initiatives and award-winning product launches including the PHAT-Data™ Hadoop Cluster line and the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution, that have substantially increased brand exposure and generated impressive ROI gains of nearly 29% year-over-year.

"Julia is a leader who brings a passionate spirit to just about everything she touches, and with that, the foresight to truly understand the changing dynamics in the High Performance Computing sector," said Matt Thauberger, Director of Sales at AMAX. "With her profound knowledge and true vision for AMAX and the industry as a whole, we are not the least surprised that the Stevie Awards has recognized Julia for her success and leadership."

"I'm very pleased that we were able to conclude our tenth year of organizing the Stevie Awards programs with a very successful Women in Business event," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "This year's Stevie Award-winning women are the most accomplished, impressive group we've ever had. Their stories of success will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference in the world."

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 awards received entries from 17 nations and territories.

In response to winning the Female Executive of the Year award, Julia responded with her now-infamous PHAT-Data™ rap, celebrating the PHAT-Data™ Hadoop Cluster line, which also won a 2012 GOLD Stevie for Product of the Year, which can be viewed at: http://www.amax.com/download/PHAT_Data_rap.mov

About AMAX
Founded in 1979, AMAX is a trusted leader in Custom Cluster, Server and Storage Solutions in North America. Headquartered in Fremont, California, AMAX also operates several branch offices throughout North America and multiple locations in China servicing the APAC region. AMAX's expertise drives two key divisions that deliver customized computing solutions to a wide range of industries: AMAX's Appliance Manufacturing Division provides efficient and top-of-the-line manufacturing solutions and global logistics to OEM customers while AMAX's Enterprise & High Performance Computing Division provides innovative and scalable cluster, server, and storage products developed for HPC, Cloud, Virtualization and Big Data applications.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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