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BenQ Launches ‘BenQ Cares’ Education Grant Program, Offering School Discounts for Interactive Classroom IQ Solutions

COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 17, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of Classroom IQ solutions and the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand in North America(1), today announced the launch of the “BenQ Cares” Education Grant. The new initiative provides discounts to qualifying schools, colleges, and universities for BenQ’s IL650 and RP700+ interactive touch panel displays, which have been designed to transform classrooms into collaborative learning spaces.

“BenQ has always had a very strong commitment to education, and we have developed core expertise in interactive display systems that can add a new dimension to classroom learning,” said Patti Postel, CTS, National Education Sales Manager at BenQ America Corp. “With the BenQ Cares Education Grant, we’re offering our award-winning interactive touch panels as powerful teaching tools for educators to engage students and take lesson plans to the next level.”

BenQ’s IL650 is a 65-inch, two-point interactive touch screen display that features anti-image retention and a multiple display administrator for simple installation, setup, and maintenance. The RP700+ is a 70-inch, six-point interactive touch screen display that offers stunning native full HD resolution and a 4,000:1 contrast ratio. In addition the RP700+ offers multiplatform support for Windows(R), Mac(R), Linux, and Chrome OS, convenient connectivity options via front panel inputs/outputs, and WiFi display. The discounted flat panels are available from BenQ BEST (BenQ Education Solutions in Technology) and BenQ Integrators’ Choice resellers in the U.S. and Canada.

The BenQ Cares Education Grant is open to all accredited public or private, not-for-profit educational institutions located in the U.S. and Canada. This includes K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools. Applicants must submit a completed grant application by December 31, 2014 that includes a written description of their intended use of the BenQ displays.

As part of the BenQ Cares program community outreach program, the new initiative has been created to provide institutions across North America with a wide range of dedicated sales and support initiatives, reinforcing BenQ’s unequaled commitment to the success of today’s students, teachers, and learning institutions. Through its portfolio of forward-thinking Classroom IQ solutions, BenQ brings more simplicity, interactivity, and efficiency to today’s dynamic learning spaces.

More information about the BenQ Cares Education Grant is available at http://info.benq.us/edu.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand(1) as well as the fastest growing projector brand(2) in North America. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

(1)Based upon Q1’14 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
(2)Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.”

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

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