EB Honored as Finalist for Best of 4G Awards

EB MID Reference Device earns runner-up award for Best Mobile Internet Device at 4G World 2009

Sep 17, 2009, 06:00 ET from EB, Elektrobit Corporation

OULU, Finland, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- EB, Elektrobit Corporation (OMX: EBC1V), a leading developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, announced today that its EB MID Reference Device was recognized as a finalist at the annual 4G World Awards for Best Mobile Internet Device. The Best of 4G Awards honor leaders in the development, deployment and service of next-generation telecom technology. Recipients of the award were announced this week at the 4G World 2009 Conference & Expo in Chicago.

"The innovation and effort that has been demonstrated by all finalists and nominees reflect the leadership that continues to drive opportunity and benefits throughout the emerging 4G industry," said Eliot Weinman, conference chair and president, Events Division of Yankee Group.

Having collaborated with both Intel and Ericsson on the world's first MID reference devices, EB has leveraged its considerable knowledge of MIDs to continually develop enhanced designs that offer world-class communication features for the highly mobile lifestyle. By incorporating robust communication features and next-generation multimedia functionality into its reference device, EB has created a design that provides a unique end user experience.

EB's MID reference design offers customers, including wireless and PC original device and equipment manufacturers, wireless operators, among others, the ability to introduce a customized MID product to market faster and with lower development costs.

"As the MID category continues its rapid growth, it's imperative to design innovative concepts that generate an excitement level among end-users," said Vesa Kiviranta, vice president, EB Wireless Solutions. "Earning this recognition from 4G World is a thrilling achievement and further adds to our ongoing commitment to not only develop enriching, media-centric devices, but to offer compelling reference designs that further distinguish our expertise and creativity in the market."

Nominations were open to all parties involved in 4G technology, products and services. Finalists were selected by an independent judging panel of 4G subject matter experts.

For more information about EB MID Reference Device visit: www.elektrobit.com

    Joakim Granholm
    Director, Marketing
    EB Wireless Solutions
    Tel. +358 40 344 3733
    Email: joakim.granholm@elektrobit.com

    Andrew Worob
    Ruder Finn Public Relations for EB
    Tel. +1 212 715 1536
    Email: woroba@ruderfinn.com

EB, Elektrobit Corporation

EB creates advanced technology and turns it into enriching end-user experiences. EB is specialized in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for wireless and automotive industries. The net sales for the year 2008 totalled MEUR 172.3. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com.

4G World

4G World is the first industry conference and expo covering the entire ecosystem for next generation networks supporting high speed broadband and full mobility, anywhere Internet access, mobile content, applications and transactions. 4G World will showcase the first 4G mobile broadband networks being launched in 2009 throughout the world. For more information see, http://www.4gworld.com

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