11/3/2004 - e-SIM Ltd. (OTCBB: ESIM.OB), a leading provider of Man Machine Interface (MMI) solutions for mobile handsets and other electronic products announced that it has signed an agreement with NEC Corporation, and Nippon Systemware Co., Ltd., Japan to deploy e-SIMís RapidPLUSTM MMI software and technology to the NEC group.
The agreement covers the adoption, distribution, and penetration of e-SIMís RapidPLUSTM technology into the NEC group with expected significant sales of e-SIMís MMI technology including RapidPLUSTM development seats to new users within the NEC group. In accordance with the agreement, business enterprise units and subsidiaries of the NEC group will benefit from the adoption of e-SIMís technology.
In response to the many challenges now confronting the development of embedded software such as the expansion of the scale, sophistication, quality and delivery control, and the need to focus on cost savings, NEC selected e-SIMís RapidPLUSTM as one of the high-level tools for developing embedded software for its MMI products. With the current and anticipated future increase in NECís embedded MMI software product development, the adoption of RapidPLUSTM within the NEC Group will transform and improve the development process, shorten the time to market of its products, and significantly increase the efficiency in software development.
"We are delighted to be able to formalize and enhance an already on-going and fruitful working relationship with NEC. This Agreement is indicative of a widespread acceptance of e-SIMís technology and validates our value-added proposition: improved time-to-market, cost reduction at all points of the product development lifecycle, and improved products," said Marc Belzberg, Chairman and CEO of e-SIM. "We are proud to extend our relationship with NEC and are confident that e-SIMís technology will deliver a cost-effective and easy-to-implement solution for NECís product engineers and designers."
Mr. Kazuyuki Iijima, General Manager, Product Development Innovation Division of NEC corporation comments, "We believe that the adoption of e-SIMís technologies at the NEC group will help NEC improve time to market, save cost, and provide superior products.Ē
As part of the agreement, NEC will set up special training courses to accelerate the dissemination of e-SIMís technologies, and provide guidance and support for users within the NEC group for advancing the adoption and integration of e-SIMís RapidPLUSTM-based MMI software and technologies.
About e-SIM Ltd.
Founded in 1990, e-SIM Ltd. (http://www.e-sim.com/) is a major provider of MMI (Man-Machine Interface) solutions for wireless and other electronic products. A wide range of platform vendors and wireless handset manufacturers including Texas Instruments, FreeScale (formerly Motorola SPS), NEC, Kyocera, BenQ, Sasken, and others use e-SIMís MMI solutions. e-SIM's advanced MMI solution technology is built into millions of handsets on the market today.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) (FTSE: 6701q.l) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network, and enterprise businesssolutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse andglobal base of customers. Ranked as one of the world's top patent-producingcompanies, NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer,networking, and electron devices by integrating its technical strengths inIT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions throughNEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 peopleworldwide and had net sales of 4,906 billion yen (approx. $47 billion) inthe fiscal year ended March 2004. For additional information, please visitthe NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com/.
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