EB Embraces the Unification in the Mobile Open Source Market, Brought By MeeGo

With Expertise in Open Source Integration and Capabilities in MeeGo, Symbian and Android, EB is Well Positioned to Design and Develop Winning Devices and Software Solutions for the Wireless Value Chain

Mar 18, 2010, 08:00 ET from EB, Elektrobit Corporation

OULU, Finland, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging more than 20-years of expertise in the wireless industry, EB (Elektrobit Corporation OMX: EBC1V), a leading developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, supports the mobile community in delivering richer, more robust mobile devices based on open architecture platforms.

"While fragmentation has traditionally been a challenge in open architecture environments, we are thrilled to see the various players now driving the unification together," said Vesa Kiviranta, vice president, Wireless Solutions, EB. "A good example of this is the recent Intel/Nokia announcement of merging the Moblin and Maemo software platforms to create MeeGo, a unified Linux-based offering that will run on multiple hardware platforms across a wide range of computing devices."  

EB, with its track record in managing complex system integration programs and its skill-set in open architecture development, is the partner of choice for demanding product development or software ventures - be it on MeeGo, Symbian, Android, or other open architecture platforms.  

"EB's goal is to help our customers address the quick-changing mobile device market by leveraging our global experience and the benefits of open architectures to create a broad range of winning devices," Mr. Kiviranta continued. "Having designed devices on open architectures for years, and from working extensively on Moblin and the Qt development framework via EB's MID Reference Device, we are well positioned to innovate and integrate the future devices for our customers."

Global Experience, Local Experts

EB's technology expertise coupled with its global engineering teams ensure timely market introduction of new open source-based device and software solutions. EB's local customer activities are supported by global R&D teams – located in China, Finland and the United States – where the company can harness the power of its assets and scalable skill pool.

For more information please visit: www.elektrobit.com.

Further information:

Joakim Granholm

Director, Marketing

EB Wireless Solutions

Tel. +358 40 344 3733

Email: joakim.granholm@elektrobit.com

Chris Fallon

Ruder Finn Public Relations for EB

Tel. +1 212 715 1691

Email: fallonc@ruderfinn.com

EB, Elektrobit Corporation

EB develops advanced technology and transforms it into enriching end user experiences. EB specializes in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive industry and wireless technologies. The company's net sales for the year 2009 totaled EUR 153.8 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com

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