Nazomi Accelerates Java Applications on Sony Ericsson Mobile Phones

3/23/2004 - Nazomi Communications, Inc. the inventor of universal and scalable solutions for boosting the performance of multimedia and Java applications, announced an important technology integration landmark. Nazomi's patented acceleration processor technology for the Java Platform was employed by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication, Japan Inc. to enhance the Java processing capability of their PDC mobile phone in Japan. In the Japanese market, where the majority of cell phone users require new and rich mobile applications, speedy Java processing capability is one of the most important factors of success. Nazomi's JA108 technology, integrated with Sony Ericsson's PDC platform proves to be the most effective solution and contributes to a good and stress-free Java environment for Sony Ericsson PDC phone users.

Fumitaka Hashiguchi, General Manager of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc. Japan, commented, "To enhance and accelerate Java processing capability, Nazomi's JA108 technology offers an excellent solution for our PDC handset. Sony Ericsson offers mobile phones with rich applications, optimized for various games and AV applications. Combining JA108 technology with our PDC platform, we are able offer better Java solutions to our phone users, especially in fun and entertainment area. It is important for us to keep up with new, cutting-edge technology in this area and Nazomi's innovative technology assists in that goal".

"We are honored by Sony Ericsson Japan's decision to integrate Nazomi's JA108 technology into their PDC handset for Japanese market. Sony Ericsson Japan's employment of Nazomi's JA108 proves that our application acceleration processor technology for the Java and multimedia platform is gaining recognition and success in the international marketplace." said Jay Kamdar, Chief Operating Officer of Nazomi.

About Nazomi's 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 TFBGA 0.5 mil 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 Nazomi Communications
Nazomi Communications, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based fabless semiconductor company focused on providing multimedia application processor solutions to mobile phone makers. Its solutions support processing and performance boosting of Java, video and imaging, 2D/3D graphics, animation, gaming, and other multimedia platforms. In June, the company announced a significant technology integration agreement with Sharp. Since that time, the company's coprocessor technology has already been included in over 1 million cell phones in Japan. Nazomi's technology is supplied in the form of standalone application processors, combination memory devices and IP cores to well-known mobile phone makers and semiconductor companies. The company is an innovator as it holds fundamental patents on Java hardware acceleration technology. 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 is a trademark of Nazomi Communications.

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