Kada Systems Selected by Mobicom for J2ME Enabled Mobile Phones

11/21/2002 - Kada Systems, a leading independent provider of certified J2ME software deployment solutions for mobile solution providers, announced that Mobicom, a leading designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of customized mobile phones and other wireless terminals in China and other world markets has selected Kada’s Mobile Java Platform for the Texas Instrument’s TCS2100 GPRS chipset.

Kada also announced that it has passed Sun Microsystems’ Java Technical Compatibility Kit (TCK) requirements for Connected Limited Device Configuration and the Mobile Information Device Profile (CLDC/MIDP) on the Texas Instrument’s TCS2100 chipset. As a result, it has received the “Java PoweredTM” brand for the Kada Mobile Java Platform for this environment and is currently the only virtual machine vendor to deliver a CLDC/MIDP compliant implementation on the TCS2100 Chipset.

The TCS2100 Chipset is designed to provide handset manufacturers with a complete operating environment that integrates many of the phone’s services and functions. By building Java functionality into the foundation, Kada allows handset OEMs and ODMs to focus more on device design and development, shrinking their time to market.

Mobicom will be integrating the technology into the GPRS mobile handsets that they are developing for PTIC Capital Group, the leading telecommunications equipment manufacturer in China. “By utilizing the TI Software Development Kit pre-integrated with Kada’s JVM, we are able to quickly scale up our Java-enabled phone development,” said Liang Chen, Director of Business Development, Mobicom. “This saves us critical time to market and allows us to focus on the hardware design, not the Java implementation. Otherwise we would have to hire the software experience and waste significant time and resources on just that aspect of the development.”

TI chose Kada as its JVM vendor because it is the only vendor able to meet the stringent size, portability and configurability requirements necessary to ensure the broadest possible use of TI’s wireless chipset solutions. TI is already a clear leader in the mobile phone space and is working toward rapidly becoming the leading Java technology enabler for the wireless market.

“Java will play an increasingly critical role in phones as consumers and wireless operators demand new applications and services,” said Tom Pollard, worldwide marketing director for TI’s wireless chipsets. “Kada’s VM provides our customers with the key software layer for compelling mobile applications. By packaging this as a complete and integrated solution, we are speeding development and deployment of Java based phones, and opening the doors to this new paradigm in mobile data.”

According to a Gartner Dataquest Perspectives Piece titled “Platforms: Lowering Entry Barriers for Mobile Manufacturers,” A. Brown, S. Bruederle, B. Wood, April 2002, “Platform or reference designs have become increasingly important within the mobile marketplace. This means that existing third-tier manufacturers or new entrants can benefit from top-tier technology licensing to produce new products. This innovation is allowing new and existing mobile phone manufacturers to bring advanced products to market more quickly.”

“The TI chipset, coupled with our virtual machine, is a powerful platform that allows device manufacturers to Java-enable their devices quickly, opening them up to the vast range of Java applications,” said Jim Acquaviva, president and CEO of Kada. “Mobicom’s selection of this platform for their next generation phone for the Chinese marketplace is a strong measure of success for this approach and we are actively working with other ODMs to enable their devices as well.”

Kada has developed a fully optimized Java Virtual Machine for the Java 2 Micro Edition from Sun Microsystems. The Kada Mobile Platform for J2ME provides a complete and portable environment ready for deployment on any mobile device. Kada employs a unique memory management approach that creates a thin deployment with a small total footprint on the device. This frees up critical space in memory for other applications, and together with its built in Java acceleration technologies, improves performance significantly.

About Kada Systems
Kada Systems is shaping the future of distributed mobile computing delivering innovative technologies and solutions with an exclusive focus on the client side. As the leading independent provider of certified J2ME software deployment solutions for mobile solution providers, Kada concentrates its resources on enabling its customers to achieve rapid time to market and maximum return on investment. Kada´s mature Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is the only best-of-breed solution designed to meet the criteria, beyond small size and fast performance that OEMs, ODMs, developers and manufacturers require to go to market quickly. Kada´s JVM provides the industry´s greatest ROI and lowest total cost of ownership. As a licensee of Sun Microsystems’ JavaTM 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), Kada is actively advancing capabilities for smart handheld and wireless devices. Kada is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. The company has received funding from JK&B Capital and Network Angel Capital.

Kada is a registered trademark of Kada Systems, Inc. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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