Ixonos Expands Device Creation Centre's Operations to China

By Ixonos, PRNE
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

HELSINKI, March 24, 2011 - Ixonos Device Creation Centre offers end-to-end services for mobile
device design and development. Due to the growing demand of these services,
Ixonos has expanded the unit's operations to Beijing, China, to serve the
clientele in the Asian market.

Ixonos is a world leader in creating wireless technologies, mobile
devices, services and software, with a special focus on providing inspiring
user experiences. Ixonos established a next-generation mobile device design
unit in Jyvaskyla, Finland, in 2009. The centre offers a comprehensive range
of device design services spanning from electronics, mechanics and software
design to a full range of testing laboratory services.

Ixonos began ramping up the second design unit in Beijing in the autumn
of 2010 to answer growing customer demand. "In the past few weeks we have
started work on several significant customer projects involving advanced
smart phones in our Beijing unit," says Folkert Wierda, Vice President and
head of Device Creation Centre.

Ixonos has two established service centres in China, one in Beijing set
up in 2008 and the other in Chengdu since 2009. "Expanding the Device
Creation Centre to work alongside our Beijing service centre is a natural
step to accommodate the growing demand for our device design services. Many
major device manufactures are running R&D activities in Asia, and this is
also a significant growth market for smartphones," says Vice President Tomi
, the head of Ixonos' APAC Region. "Working close-by we can offer our
high-quality smartphone design and development services more efficiently to
an Asian clientele comprising leading manufacturers of mobile devices," he

"Our competitive advantage comes from our capability to deliver full
smart phones as production-ready turnkey deliverables and combining European
world class wireless engineering heritage with Asian efficiency," explains Mr
Wierda. Ixonos is currently developing mobile devices based on new, powerful
chipsets from the world's leading technology suppliers and on the Android,
MeeGo, as well as Symbian operating systems.


Ixonos (www.ixonos.com) 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 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.

For more information, please contact:

- Folkert Wierda, Vice President, Device Creation Centre, tel.
+358-50-305-7711, e-mail folkert.wierda@ixonos.com

- Tomi Kyllonen, Vice President, APAC Region, tel. +358-40-848-6116,
e-mail tomi.kyllonen@ixonos.com

- Kari Happonen, President and CEO, tel. +358-400-700-761, e-mail

For more information, please contact: Folkert Wierda, Vice President, Device Creation Centre, tel.
+358-50-305-7711, e-mail folkert.wierda at ixonos.com; Tomi Kyllonen, Vice President, APAC Region, tel. +358-40-848-6116, e-mail tomi.kyllonen at ixonos.com; Kari Happonen, President and CEO, tel. +358-400-700-761, e-mail, kari.happonen at ixonos.com

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