Nazomi's JA108 Multimedia Application Processor Wins Top Honors

3/14/2003 - Nazomi, the inventor of universal and scalable solutions for boosting the performance of applications running on the Java Platform, announced its JA108 Multimedia Application Processor was awarded the Readers Choice Award from Wireless Systems Design Magazine and has been included in the Top 100 Products of 2002, according to Electronic Design News Magazine. Both awards come a year after Nazomi formally introduced its JA108 Chip to the market. The JA108 Multimedia Application Processor is specifically targeted for wireless handsets and dramatically increases the performance of multimedia applications using Java software, 2D/3D Graphics, Video, Audio, Animation and JPEG image decoding while reducing power consumption and leveraging existing design architectures.

Jay Kamdar, COO and vice president of marketing at Nazomi said, "We are honored that the readers of Wireless Systems Design have chosen the JA108 Multimedia Application Processor as one of the most significant introductions for 2002. The past year has brought an increased adoption of our solution in the marketplace resulting in several new design wins and the implementation of the JA108 Chip in customers' handsets for deployment in 2003." "We're equally honored to have received one of the top awards from EDN magazine, especially since this is a recognition by the design engineering community," said Kamdar. "These recognitions endorse Nazomi's focus on developing leading edge products to improve the performance of multimedia applications for wireless handsets."

Cheryl Ajluni, editor-in-chief at Wireless Systems Design said, "There is no question that in the coming years, Java-enabled devices like cell phones will become a dominant force in the wireless industry. Key to enabling this proliferation and to meeting the requirements of mobile applications are java-acceleration technologies. This past year, Nazomi Communications Inc. took a big step forward in making this proliferation a reality by introducing its JA108 Multimedia Application Processor. The chip not only speeds up Java software execution, and preserves the user's choice of embedded microprocessor, operating system, and Java Virtual Machine; it also eliminates any undue burden on the OEM. For these reasons, Wireless Systems Design is pleased to award Nazomi the Wireless Systems Design 2003 Readers Choice Award. The company and its technology have become a tireless advocate in helping to drive the wireless industry into a bright new future."

About the JA108
The JA108 Chip, built on innovative and patented technology, is designed to offload the task of executing performance demanding multimedia applications from the baseband processor in wireless handheld devices. It accomplishes this without requiring additional memory, new tools or new porting efforts. The chip, which interfaces like a standard SRAM device, is a stand-alone Application Processor for Java and multimedia platforms that can be easily integrated into new and existing designs by using the memory bus. The chip is available in an 8x8 mm 132 ball FPBGA 0.5 mil 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 application performance while balancing space, power, cost and time to market.

About Wireless Systems Design
Wireless Systems Design provides practical design solutions for engineers and engineering managers working at the wireless systems level. Solutions-focused editorial explores the design, simulation and testing of wireless systems and subsystems, especially focusing on the interaction of a design's RF circuitry with its analog, baseband, DC and digital sections.

About Electronic Design News
Published 28 times a year, EDN reaches 240,000 qualified electronics professionals worldwide. EDN is loaded with design features and new-product information, covering microprocessors and other digital ICs, analog ICs, ASICs, computers and software, computer peripherals, test & measurement, and much more. EDN's editorial team is comprised of seasoned industry experts, each with a proven track record within the industry. EDN is published by Reed Business Information out of Newton, MA.

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 Multimedia Application Processor 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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