The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2009-03-25T05:36:43Z Toshiba announced as World Masters Games Technology Partner 2009-03-25T05:36:43Z toshiba-announced-as-world-masters-games-technology-partner The Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Organising Committee today announced Toshiba as the Technology Partner of the world’s largest multi-sport event. A Gold Partner of the Games, Toshiba will provide much of the technology required to equip the Games Centre and Media Centre at Sydney Olympic Park, which will be the sport and social heart of the biggest event on the city’s calendar this year. “Toshiba is extremely proud to be named the Technology Partner at the World Masters Games,” Toshiba General Manager Mark Whittard said. In addition to being the Games Technology Partner, Toshiba is the Games Naming Rights Sponsor for Cycling, thereby strengthening its association with the sport in Australia and overseas. Toshiba’s support of Cycling Australia has resulted in the formation of Team Toshiba, an Australian professional track cycling squad. “Toshiba has a strong heritage in supporting athletes across the globe, including our nation’s talented cyclist Anna Meares,” Whittard said. “Power, speed, reliability and performance are all critical to the success of sportsmen and women and through our technology it is these winning attributes that Toshiba will deliver to support the athletes during the event.” Running 10-18 October, the Games, which are open to everyone rather than just elite athletes, are expected to see 25,000 people from more than 100 countries compete in 28 sports across 72 Sydney venues, including many Olympic sites. “We are pleased to have a world leader in their field, associated with the world’s largest multi-sport event,” Shane O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer of the Games said. “Toshiba’s support will enhance the experience of our competitors, being serviced by the latest technology.” Games registrations are open now at www.2009worldmasters.com. Toshiba: Number 1 choice for portable PC sales 2009-02-25T06:39:00Z toshiba-number-1-choice-for-portable-pc-sales MEDIA RELEASE Toshiba Leads Portable PC Sales in 2008 More consumers choose Toshiba SYDNEY, 25 February, 2009 – Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited, Information Systems Division (ISD). Consumers across Australia have voted Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited, Information Systems Division (ISD) as the number one portable PC company in 2008, according to leading consumer analyst house, GfK. Judged against more than 10 leading portable PC brands, GfK awarded Toshiba the title of number one portable PC brand in the Australian market, based on overall unit sales from January 1, to December 21, 2008, as determined by GfK’s Retail Audit data. “Through continual investments in R&D, we have been able to develop a wide range of notebook technologies suitable for all users and budgets,” said Mark Whittard, General Manager, Toshiba ISD. “We firmly acknowledge the contribution of our customers to the success of Toshiba in Australia and will continue advancing consumer technologies that meet the requirements of today’s flexible lifestyles,” he said. Toshiba would also like to thank its retail partners for their ongoing commitment to the brand. ENDS About Toshiba Toshiba’s Information Systems Division (ISD) is a division of Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest integrated manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment, with around 191,000 employees worldwide, and annual sales of over A$73billion on a consolidated basis. Unique among vendors, Toshiba ISD specialises exclusively in mobile solutions and services. A global reputation for quality has been achieved through an R&D budget, roughly equal to Australia’s total expenditure as a country in this area. Toshiba ISD extended its business in 2007 to include Toshiba’s audio visual (AV) products. This expansion is a consolidation of the company’s IT and AV technology offerings and drives Toshiba Corporation to be a key player in the Australian computing and home entertainment market. Since it pioneered the notebook market in 1985, Toshiba ISD has sold more than 1.75 million notebooks in Australia and New Zealand and in 2006 celebrated its 21st anniversary of providing market leading mobile computing solutions. Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom: www.isd.toshiba.com.au For further press information please contact: Kathryn Colliton Selena Adams Howorth Communications Toshiba Australia Ph: 02 8281 3812 Ph: 02 9887 8120 Email: kathryn@howorth.com.au Email: sadams@toshiba-tap.com