Philips' LifeVibes Supports Trolltech's Qtopia for Mobile Linux Devices

11/17/2004 - Trolltech®, provider of leading technologies for Linux and cross-platform software development, and Philips Software, an autonomous business group within Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG), announced that Trolltech's Qtopia® development platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile devices will be supported by Philips Software's LifeVibesTM portfolio of multimedia software. The technology cooperation between Trolltech and Philips Software will provide phone manufacturers with a powerful technology solution for developing multimedia-rich phones and other devices on the Linux operating system.

Trolltech announced recently that Qtopia is available for Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI's) high-performance OMAPTM processor. Philips and Trolltech will demonstrate their integrated technology solution on TI's OMAP processor at the 3G World Congress in Hong Kong, November 16-18, in TI booth #1204.

"Our technology collaboration with Philips gives Linux phone manufacturers a new solution that will enable them to deliver outstanding functionality while using relatively limited hardware," said Haavard Nord, CEO at Trolltech. "Customers can maximize the efficiencies and performance of the Qtopia-Philips software combination by running on TI's high-performance, low-power consumption OMAP processor. We are pleased to add Philips Software and TI to our industry partnerships with leading companies in the mobile industry."

Qtopia Brings Linux to Life on Mobile Devices
Trolltech's award-winning Qtopia software is a complete, customizable development environment and user interface for Linux-based mobile phones and PDAs. With Qtopia, manufacturers and service providers can cost-effectively develop software while maintaining control of their own branding and user interface. Combined with Philips' LifeVibes multimedia software, which can enhance the end user experience and increase operator revenues, customers can quickly deliver feature-rich, differentiated devices on the low-cost, open Linux operating system.

Cees Geel, marketing and sales director, Philips Software, commented: "Linux is experiencing strong growth and is gaining momentum as an operating system of choice in the handset market today. With LifeVibes on Qtopia all the phone manufacturers using Qtopia can now take advantage of Philips' LifeVibes suite of multimedia software. This is an example of the relationships Philips will continue to establish with the leading silicon vendors, OS software houses and network providers to develop and market our multimedia solutions."

"The combination of Qtopia with Philips software and TI's OMAP processor gives manufacturers a robust platform to develop user friendly, configurable, Linux-based mobile devices," said Paul Werp, worldwide director of marketing for TI's OMAP platform. "With Trolltech and Philips support, TI OMAP developers have a broader range of software solutions to use for building innovative wireless appliances."

For more information about Qtopia, please visit the Trolltech Web site at
For more information about Philips' LifeVibes Software, please go to

About Trolltech
Trolltech® is a world leader in delivering tools, components, and libraries for C++ developers across all major operating systems. Trolltech products constitute a leading open source application development framework and are an integral part of the Linux desktop. Trolltech also develops innovative UI platforms that enable key players to adopt Linux for mobile devices.

Trolltech creates two product lines: Qt® and Qtopia®. Qt is a complete C++ application development framework, which includes a class library and tools for cross-platform development and internationalization. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application platform built for embedded Linux, and is used on numerous Linux-based PDAs and mobile phones.

Trolltech is a second generation open source company with a dual licensing business model and provides development software to some of the largest companies in the world including Intel, IBM, Motorola, and Sharp, among thousands more. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at

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