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Open Kernel Labs

June 16, 2010 03:00 ET

MDS Partners With Open Kernel Labs to Bring Mobile Virtualization to Korea

Leading Korean Embedded Solutions Company to Provide Regional Sales and Support for OKL4 and the OK Labs Mass-Market Smartphone Mobile Virtualization Solution

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -  MDS Technology, the leading Korean provider of embedded solutions, and Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), the leading provider of embedded virtualization software for mobile phones and broadband Internet devices, today announced a distribution partnership to provide regional marketing, sales, training, and technical support in Korea for OK Labs mobile virtualization solutions, including the OKL4 Microvisor.

OK Labs is the leader in virtualization software for mobile devices, while MDS is the leading distributor of embedded applications in Korea. OK Labs offers a range of benefits across the mobile ecosystem, including semiconductor vendors, mobile OEMs, mobile network operators, developers, mobile end users, and enterprise IT.

"Device manufacturers are especially interested in the OK Labs mass-market smartphone solution, to streamline development and delivery of low-cost, mass-market smartphones based on Android and other open OSes," said Hyunchul Kim, CEO of MDS. "OK Labs mobile virtualization enables OEMs and operators to offer aggressively-priced, feature-rich handsets that leverage dynamic applications markets and drive operator services revenues."

OK Labs software now ships on popular mobile smartphones such as the NexusOne, HTC Hero, Motorola Cliq, Palm Pre, and Toshiba TG01OK. The OKL4 Microvisor powers the world's first commercially-available fully-virtualized smartphone, the Motorola Evoke QA4. The company also offers off-the-shelf OS Support Packages -- OK:Android, OK:Linux, and OK:Symbian -- for rapid integration in OKL4-based systems.

"Growth in the smartphone segment continues to exceed industry expectations, but smartphone ubiquity has, to date, been constrained by high purchase costs," notes Steve Subar, CEO and President, OK Labs. "Our partnership with MDS targets increasing demand from Korean OEMs for mobile virtualization to help reduce bill-of-material costs, delivering smartphones at featurephone prices."

About MDS Technology
MDS Technology, located in Seoul, Korea, is the leading Korean embedded solution company. MDS provides a comprehensive line of solutions and services for system and software development. The company distributes premier development solutions worldwide, and is engaged in research and development of the first Korean commercial real-time operating system. MDS also provides technical training and seminars. The many customers of MDS Technology include Samsung, LG, Pantech, SK Telecom, Hyundai, KIA Motors, and POSDATA.

About Open Kernel Labs
OK Labs is the global leader in virtualization software for mobile devices, consumer electronics, and embedded systems. OK Labs software now ships in more than 500 million handsets from leading global manufacturers. Semiconductor suppliers, device OEMs, and mobile network operators depend on OK Labs to deliver high performance solutions that decrease BOM cost, reduce complexity, and speed time-to-market.

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    MDS Technology Co., Ltd.
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    Open Kernel Labs
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