Calgary, AB – October 27, 2008 – (TSX:HEM) At a gala awards presentation on October 24th, Hemisphere GPS was announced winner of the Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Leadership Foundation Award for its outstanding commercial achievement in science and technology in the businesses over $25 million category. The ASTech Awards are among the highest honors available to individuals and organizations whose outstanding work has had an impact on science, technology, business, medicine, the environment and the lives of people in Alberta and worldwide.
“To receive this type of recognition is icing on the cake for all of us,” says Steven Koles, President and CEO of Hemisphere GPS. “The company’s performance and growth over the past few years are due to our team of hard-working individuals who have striven for achievement in product innovation and development. This is a tremendous honor for us.”
Earlier this month, Hemisphere GPS was also recognized by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and the National Research Council of Canada for its innovative Crescent® GPS Technology. On October 16th, Hemisphere GPS was announced winner of the 2008 Innovation Award for New Technology for Western Canada.
The 2008 Innovation Award recognizes innovative excellence in the development, adoption and application of new technology in processes or products by Canadian manufacturers and exporters. Hemisphere GPS’ Crescent® technology is a leading L1 GPS technology known for its superior accuracy and robustness with exclusive patented techniques. Hemisphere GPS has shipped over 100,000 GPS receivers with the Crescent® technology into a multitude of precision positioning, navigation and machine control applications.
About Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other intellectual property and owns leading brand names, including Outback Guidance® and BEELINE®, two of the leading brands in precision GPS for ground agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas, Texas, and Australia. Hemisphere GPS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “HEM” and is a component of Standard & Poor’s TSX SmallCap Index. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.
The above disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Hemisphere GPS’ control, including: the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market valuations of companies with respect to the announced transactions and the final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. Hemisphere GPS’ actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceed, that Hemisphere GPS will derive there from.