Nazomi's JA108 Chip Now Readily Available to Wireless Handset Developers in China and Taiwan

12/17/2002 - Nazomi, the inventor of universal and scalable solutions for boosting the performance of applications running on the Java Platform, announced its technology is now more accessible to wireless handset developers in China and Taiwan. The company has aligned with Premier Microelectronics Development Corporation and TecStar Company, a division of Macnica Inc.; these two companies have agreed to distribute and provide support for Nazomi's JA108 Application Accelerator Chip to wireless handset developers in these important regions.

Jay Kamdar, COO and vice president of marketing at Nazomi said, "China presents the largest market opportunity for handsets. With the proliferation of multimedia rich cell phones, there is also a demand for high performance Java and multimedia applications. Now is an opportune time to strengthen our position in these regions with high-quality localized presence. Premier Microelectronics and TecStar (Macnica) are widely recognized by a large number of companies in China and Taiwan, and we are excited to have them as our partner in this region."

Peter Huang, director of sales for Premier's Mobile Wireless Business Unit said, "Nazomi's JA108 chip addresses an important need in wireless handsets, as it provides a quick, low cost and easy-to-implement solution to solve Java and multimedia performance issues seen in today's multimedia handsets. As such, we are delighted to be able to offer Nazomi's technology in both China and Taiwan."

Soichi Kita, president of TecStar said, "We represent Nazomi in Japan and have seen first hand that the JA108 is a great solution for advanced handsets here. Equally, we see tremendous opportunities in China and Taiwan where the JA108 will be an excellent solution for the many emerging handset makers."

More about Nazomi's JA108
The JA108, built on innovative patented technology, is designed for wireless handheld appliances as it offloads the microprocessor by taking over the task of executing Java bytecode instructions quickly and power-efficiently and thus speeds up Java software execution up to 200x, depending on the application. It accomplishes this without increasing system clock frequencies, requiring no additional memory, no new tools or new porting efforts. The chip, which interfaces like a standard SRAM device, is a stand-alone accelerator for Java and multimedia platforms that can be easily integrated into new and existing designs on existing memory buses. The chip is available in a 8x8 mm 132 ball TFBGA 0.5 mm ball pitch configuration.

The JA108 works with any baseband processor, chipset, system on chip (SoC), or microprocessor and is transparent to existing designs and legacy operating systems. It also gives designers the freedom to choose any Java Virtual Machine (JVM) or real-time operating system (RTOS). The JA108 is designed to offer the highest multimedia applications performance while balancing space, power, cost and time to market.

About Premier Microelectronics, China & Taiwan
In Taiwan: 9F, No. 69, Sec.2, Tung Hwa South Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan, R.O.C., Tel: +886-2-2706-9999, Fax: +886-2-2706-3378,
In Shenzhen: Rm1006-1008, B&H Investment Bldg. 27 Industry Avenue, Shekou , Shenzhen, PR ChinaTel : +86-(755)-6835986-311, Fax: +86-(755)-6835985

About TecStar, China & Taiwan
In Taiwan: 7F-3 No.111, (Boss Tower), Sung Chaing Rd., Taipei, Taiwan Tel: +886-22516-5150, Fax: +886-22515-7838
In Shanghai: Jian Jing Mansion 23D #1399 Beijing West Road, Jing An District, Shanghai City, China 200040 Tel: +86-21-6247-1900, Fax: +86-21-6247-1902
In Hong Kong: 603 Enterprise Centre, 4 Hart Avenue, Kowloon, Hong KongTel: +852-2722-0812, Fax: +852-2722-0120

About Nazomi Communications
Nazomi Communications, Inc. is a Silicon Valley technology company focused on performance boosting products that enhance the performance of applications running on the Java Platform and other universal runtime platforms. Nazomi's flagship products include the JA108 Universal Accelerator chip as well as the JSTARTM Coprocessor and JSMART Card Coprocessor. The JA108, the company's first chip offering, and the JSTAR coprocessor intellectual property core are specifically targeted at wireless mobile devices and also target Internet appliances and embedded applications. The JSMART coprocessor is specifically for Java Card technology targeted at smart cards. Nazomi, a privately-held company, was founded in September 1998 and is located at 2200 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, California, 95054, phone: (408) 654-8988, fax: (408) 654-2938, web:, email:

Nazomi and JSTAR are a trademarks of Nazomi Communications.

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