Wipro Technologies Provides Android OS-Based Commercialization Services on Texas Instruments OMAP(TM) Processor Collaboration With TI builds on the Successful Engagement to Address the Connected Devices Sector

BANGALORE, India, February 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wipro Technologies, the global IT Services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) today announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it has engaged with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to offer services on the OMAP(TM) processors at the MWC. The services - which include Linux baseport, Android operating system (OS) porting on hardware platforms, middleware, third-party component integration, application development, and operator customization - will address commercialization requirements for OEMs designing on Android, ensuring fast time to market.

TI's OMAP 4 platform, based on dual-core ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A9 foundation, supports the next range of robust multimedia for mobile devices. The platform drives High Definition (HD), 1080p video playback and supports multiple displays, to name a few capabilities. The OMAP 4 platform addresses power and processing requirements of the next-generation connected devices expected to hit store shelves by 2011.

Wipro's expertise in this domain as a System Integrator has helped TI's customers realize cost efficiency and faster deployment of applications on their products.

"We are extremely excited to continue our work with Wipro to help customers quickly create unique Android-based designs on the OMAP 4 platform," said Sharada Satrasala, Director, OMAP SW Ecosystem (Asia), TI. "Wipro, with its strong knowledge of TI's product line, brings unique assets to our robust ecosystem, which we can leverage to simplify the development cycle for our customers," she added.

"We are extremely pleased to be working on TI's OMAP platform to achieve the next step in the Android journey," said Nagamani Murthy, Vice President of Mobile, Auto and Consumer Business in Wipro Technologies. "Wipro being a member of TI's ecosystem, and our recent entry into the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) positions us uniquely. We believe that Wipro's vast expertise and knowledge on the board/system design and the middleware/application, coupled with leveraging on the strengths of the TI offerings, will result in innovative solutions for consumers to enjoy in the near future," she added.

Wipro and TI have been working together for more than a decade. Having been a part of the OMAP ecosystem since 2002, Wipro has worked collaboratively with TI on various OMAP processor advancements.

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About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.

Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.

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