Ixonos Adds Qualcomm Chipset to its Technology Base to Create Android Devices With Superior User Experiences

By Ixonos, PRNE
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

HELSINKI, Finland, June 15, 2011 -

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, href="mailto:kari.happonen@ixonos.com">kari.happonen@ixonos.com

Folkert Wierda, Vice President, Device Creation Centre, tel.
+358-50-305-7711, href="mailto:folkert.wierda@ixonos.com">folkert.wierda@ixonos.com


• Ixonos’ website, or href="twitter.com/IxonosTweets">follow Ixonos on Twitter
and YouTube

• Qualcomm’s website


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.


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