March 16, 2007 11:05 ET

TEMIS Wins the Prestigious European "ICT Prize 2007" with Luxid®

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2007 -- TEMIS won the European Information and Communications Technology Prize "ICT Prize" thirteenth edition. TEMIS has received this prestigious prize during the awards ceremony which took place this morning at CeBIT 2007, the major ICT event, in Hanover, Germany. TEMIS won Europe's most coveted technology prize for Luxid®, its cutting-edge Information Discovery software solution serving the Information Intelligence needs of Business Corporations.

This prestigious and renowned prize is awarded by the European Commission as part of its efforts to promote Europe's ICT industry and boost growth. The ICT Prize covers the converging fields of computer, media and communications industries - considered to be among the driving forces in modern economies.

Today, TEMIS is one of the twenty companies which have been recognized by the jury for innovative and imaginative products and services. Luxid® has been selected among a record-breaking 450 candidates from 30 countries by independent leading experts from 16 European countries.

TEMIS CEO Eric Brégand received the award from the Commissioner for the Information Society Mrs. Viviane Reding, and Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster, Director and CEO of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI, Chairman of the European ICT Prize Executive Jury 2007.

"We are very proud to receive the European "ICT Prize 2007" award, the greatest acknowledgement of our European leadership now in place after 6 years of business.", states Eric Brégand, CEO of TEMIS. "This recognition on a European scale comes at a strategic moment in TEMIS development, as we have the ambitious goal of repeating this success in the United States."

About Luxid®

Luxid® is a breakthrough solution, serving the Information Intelligence needs of Business Corporations. This powerful and scalable solution goes beyond search, revealing industry-specific knowledge and intelligence from heterogeneous information sources.

Luxid® brings long-awaited answers to demanding activities such as Competitive Intelligence, Scientific Intelligence, Customer Sentiment Analysis, Reputation Management, and Publishing.

Built on top of a massively scalable architecture, Luxid® enables organizations to:

- Accelerate discovery and fuel product innovation by providing domain knowledge and competitive insight through powerful analytics designed for R&D and Market Intelligence groups;

- Increase product quality and profitability through early warning detection in warranty claims;

- Enhance customer knowledge through sentiment analysis within customer-generated content;

- Increase Intellectual Property asset protection with automated patent analysis and monitoring, and ease the evaluation of freedom-to-operate around promising technologies, compounds or molecules;

- Produce smart content and support agile publishing through knowledge-centric metadata enrichment and content indexing.

Available in 20 languages, including Asian languages and Arabic, Luxid® provides superior results, using its award-winning patent protected linguistic technology as well as its annotator's library for domain-specific analyses.


Founded in 2000, TEMIS is a leading provider of Corporate Text Mining and Text Analytics software solutions.

TEMIS addresses the unstructured data management needs of Corporations (Life Sciences, Publishing, Industry) and Governments, in environments where information processing is critical such as Competitive Intelligence, CRM, Scientific Intelligence, IP Management or Quality Management.

TEMIS solutions help thousands of users everyday gain immediate access to business critical information, using concepts and meaning extraction, automatic classification and relationships representation, in order to reduce information overload.

TEMIS employs about 50 people and operates subsidiaries in France, Germany, and the United States. TEMIS team brings together skilled and experienced managers, researchers and consultants. TEMIS products are distributed worldwide through its partner network.

From the very beginning, TEMIS' innovative technology has attracted major groups such as Thomson Scientific, LexisNexis, Springer Science+Business Media, MDL Elsevier, TIM-Telecom Italia Mobile, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, or Total.

About ICT Prize

The European ICT Prize is the most distinguished award for innovative products and services that represent the best of European innovations in ICT. The Prize is organized by European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE), with the sponsorship and support of the European Commission.

The European ICT Prize provides public recognition and a highly visible profile to innovative companies that convert novel ideas into marketable products. It contributes to facilitating access to finances, markets and partnerships, as well as enhancing the visibility, credibility, and the future business prospects for the company.

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