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Insignia Chosen by Microsoft for Strategic Alliance; Insignia Invited toJoin Microsoft's Mobility Partner Advisory Council
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 25, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Insignia Solutions(R) (Nasdaq:INSG), the leading provider of Java-enabling software for the mobile market, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC). Microsoft Corp. formed the council in an effort to bring the most innovative and successful solutions to market with like-minded companies investing heavily in mobility.
Insignia's Jeode platform has become the de facto Java-enabling software for a variety of Pocket PC based PDAs including those from Compaq, Samsung, and NEC. Insignia's forthcoming mobile provisioning-infrastructure software will enable Microsoft Smartphone 2002 software-based mobile phones and wireless personal digital assistants (PDAs) to download and run Java(TM)2, Micro Edition (J2ME) mobile services, including games, mobile commerce, business to business applications, email, and personal management software.
"Microsoft's success rests in large part on the shoulders of its industry partners," said Mary Rose Becker, group marketing manager for the Mobility Group at Microsoft. "Microsoft is a better company when those partners attain their goals. We're excited that Insignia is aligning with us in an effort to reach our common objectives and ultimately provide great products."
"Insignia has a long history of close collaboration with leading mobile technology companies," said Peter Baldwin, executive vice president of operations at Insignia Solutions. "Working with Microsoft reinforces our value as an essential ingredient in the burgeoning mobile market."
The combined PDA, smartphone, and mobile handset segment is the fastest growing market for smart devices. Last year in Japan alone, over 10 million users switched to Java enabled phones to access a variety of sophisticated services, from location based travel assistance to interactive entertainment. The latest ARC Group market research study highlights that all mobile handsets will be Java enabled within five years. This study estimates that 1.1 billion will be capable of running Java applications by 2006.
Insignia Solutions adds ingenuity to dozens of leading companies such as BSQUARE Corp. (Nasdaq:BSQR), Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE:CPQ), Fujitsu PC Products, Motorola (Nasdaq:MOT), Sharp, Samsung, Siemens AG, Toshiba Information Systems, Victor Data Systems (a subsidiary of JVC), and Wind River Systems (Nasdaq:WIND). Insignia Solutions is publicly-held with headquarters in Fremont, Calif., and its main R&D facilities in High Wycombe, England. For additional information on Insignia and its products, call 800/848-7677 in the United States, +44 (0)1628 539 500 in Europe, +81 3 5404 3440 in Japan or visit the company's website at http://www.insignia.com
(c) Insignia, Insignia Solutions, the Insignia Solutions logo are registered trademarks of Insignia Solutions, Inc. Sun, Java, JVM, J2ME are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Forward Looking Statements
The statements in this press release relating to matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include the anticipated timing of product releases, the expected customer demand for existing and new products, the expected revenue from product sales, the growth of the market for Insignia Solutions' products, and the market demand for the Jeode platform. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated. There can be no assurance that the company will be able to market and support the Jeode product or customers will accept that such product. The company's business is subject to a variety of other risks and uncertainties that include, but are not limited to, rapid technological changes in the industry, increased competition, and timely introduction and customer acceptance of the Company's products. These and other risks and uncertainties are further described in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2000 and will be described from time to time in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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