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Esmertec Joins the Open Handset Alliance
Esmertec continues its commitment to enable the ultimate user experience on mobile handsets as a founding member of the Alliance

DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland - November 5, 2007 - Esmertec™ (SWX: ESMN), leading edge provider of software platforms, applications and services to communications device manufacturers and mobile telecom operators, today announced its membership and participation in the newly created Open Handset Alliance. The Alliance, a global organization initiated by 34 mobile industry leaders, is an important step towards opening new horizons in the mobile space. Together, the alliance has developed Android - the first, complete, open and free mobile platform to - offer consumers richer mobile experiences.
Esmertec shares the Alliance's vision to enable innovative and easy-to-use solutions for mobile end users and has actively contributed its OMA applications (DRM, IM, MMS, SyncML and WAP) to this initiative. To support the success of the platform, Esmertec will offer a full range of services around these OMA applications. Beyond Open Source of Android, Esmertec's leading edge Jbed™ Java™ Virtual Machine (JVM) platform can easily be made commercially available per customer request for the Alliance 's mobile platform. This offers immediate and seamless compatibility to the standard Java ME world leveraging thousands of existing Java ME applications. Finally, Esmertec also offers a full range of integration and development services for the Android platform, which will help current and future players in the mobile value chain to reduce integration time, ensure operator compliance, and deliver enhanced multi-media functionality on new handsets quickly and cost-effectively.
Jean-Claude Martinez, CEO of Esmertec, said “We are delighted to be a member of the Alliance. We strive to address the needs of all players in the current and future mobile value chain and look forward to contributing to this initiative which will shape the wireless future. With our experience, backed by a customized solution offering on software technology and integration services, we believe that we can help Alliance partners and future customers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce operational cost, and at the same time ensure the best end user experience with the highest performance.”
For further information, please visit Esmertec ' s website:
www.esmertec.com/solutions/mobile_multimedia/android_platform/index.shtml

About Esmertec
Esmertec is a focused provider of software and services to communications device manufacturers and mobile telecom operators. The company provides software platforms that enable the deployment of content and applications in devices and over servers. Customers include mobile telecom operators and manufacturers of mobile handsets, set-top boxes and interactive televisions. Esmertec's software and service capabilities excel with its reliability as well as fast and local execution. Founded in 1999, Esmertec is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland with subsidiaries in China, France, South Korea, and the USA, and offices in Taiwan and the UK. Since 2005, Esmertec has been listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (ESMN).
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