HELSINKI, Finland, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Ixonos, a world leader in creating wireless technologies, software and solutions for mobile devices and services, has licensed Qualcomm's chipset technology, which enables the design and development of a variety of connected Android devices to be delivered to the company's global clientele as turnkey development projects. The use of Qualcomm's technology enables Ixonos to efficiently and quickly develop connected devices for the vigorous market, where numerous device manufacturers have picked out Qualcomm and Android as their chosen platforms.
"We have chosen Qualcomm's chipsets as one of the key platforms for developing smartphones and other next-generation connected devices because of their maturity and strong Android integration", says Ixonos Group's President and CEO, Kari Happonen. "We also continue to deliver devices based on other chipsets from leading vendors such as Intel, Texas Instruments and ST-Ericsson, based on the preferences of our corporate clients", Happonen continues.
Ixonos is committed to developing partnerships with leading technology vendors into mutually beneficial long-term relationships which drive the wireless industry forward. "We see the Qualcomm license agreement as a great opportunity for Ixonos to become a leading device creation R&D service provider for Android on Qualcomm chipsets", Happonen says.
"We are already working on our first Qualcomm reference designs and have full capability to offer our customers a full product road map of Qualcomm-based Android devices", says Folkert Wierda, head of Ixonos Device Creation Centre. "Existing and new device-manufacturer and operator customers as well as any company looking for a device creation R&D partner can turn to us for faster time-to-market and high-quality connected devices designed to deliver superior user experiences."
Ixonos expects the first devices designed on Qualcomm's chips to ship during the first half of 2012. As support for every major operating system comes standard on Qualcomm's chipsets, Ixonos plans to utilize them also on devices based on MeeGo and other open source OSs in the future.
For more information, please contact:
• Kari Happonen, President and CEO, tel. +358-400-700-761, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Folkert Wierda, Vice President, Device Creation Centre, tel. +358-50-305-7711, email@example.com
Ixonos is an ICT services company creating innovative solutions for mobility, social media and digital services. Together with our customers we develop products and services which let people enjoy inspiring digital experience, anyplace, anytime. Our client organizations benefit from new business opportunities and new productivity. We have offices in Finland, China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia, South Korea and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company's turnover in 2010 was 84.9 MEUR and operating profit 5.3 MEUR.