6/1/2004 - Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) announced that five new companies have joined the NexperiaTM Home Partner Program. The new members include MontaVista Software, Inc., Moonlight Ltd., Roxus Technologies Ltd., Ordina N.V., and BORES Signal Processing. There are now 17 Independent Software Vendors and partners in the Nexperia Home Partner Program committed to developing connected middleware, applications and reference designs based on the Nexperia Home family of semiconductor solutions.
The Nexperia Home Partner Program, launched in December 2003, is designed to help ISVs and integrators market software-based products for Nexperia Home semiconductor solutions. As a result, we will see a new wave of innovative consumer devices for the Connected Home including digital TVs, home media servers and set-top boxes.
"By combining Philips' robust Nexperia system-on-chip solutions and MontaVista Software's expertise in embedded systems and Linux-based software offerings, we can develop solutions for intelligent connected devices that will change the way people interact with TVs, media storage devices and other entertainment products," said Sheila Baker, vice president of Marketing, MontaVista Software. "The value of the Nexperia Home Partner Program is clear, and we are working together with Philips to provide the industry what is needed to enable the Connected Home."
"The Nexperia Home Partner Program ecosystem is gaining momentum in the industry as we see many opportunities to help consumer electronics manufacturers with advanced products," said Leon Husson, executive vice president Consumer Businesses, Philips Semiconductors. "With the boom of convergence devices and exciting new A/V applications in the Connected Home, everyone benefits when we join forces with these leading ISVs and integrators in order to rapidly address the unique hardware and software needs of CE manufacturers today."
The newest ISVs and partners bring a vast array of expertise to the Nexperia Home Partner Program. MontaVista Software is a leading developer of Linux-based software based in Sunnyvale, California. Moonlight Ltd is a developer of industry leading MPEG and H.264 video compression software based in Israel. Roxus Technologies Ltd. is a leader in the design and development of broadband multimedia solutions in the telecommunications and cable television industry, based in Beijing. Ordina N.V. is a leading provider of software development and integration services to the information, communication and embedded technology markets, headquartered in the Netherlands. BORES Signal Processing is a media processing consulting and training organization located in Woking, England. The involvement of these partners adds to the breadth of software-based capabilities for Nexperia Home semiconductor solutions.
For more information about these partners and on the Nexperia Home Partner Program, including program benefits, partner directory and how to become a partner, log onto www.semiconductors.philips.com/nexperia.
Nexperia is a trademark of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is one of the world’s biggest electronics companies and Europe’s largest, with sales of EUR 29 billion in 2003. It is a global leader in color television sets, lighting, electric shavers, medical diagnostic imaging and patients monitoring, and one-chip TV products. Its 164,500 employees in more than 60 countries are active in the areas of lighting, consumer electronics, domestic appliances, semiconductors, and medical systems. Philips is quoted on the NYSE (symbol: PHG), Amsterdam and other stock exchanges. News from Philips is located at www.semiconductors.philips.com
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