Ikivo SVG Player Powers New Range of Panasonic Mobile Phones

5/11/2005 - Ikivo AB, a leading provider of SVG software solutions for mobile devices announced that the new range of mobile phones recently released by Panasonic Mobile Communications is enabled with the Ikivo SVG Player. The new phone models are the VS3, VS7, SA6, SA7, MX6 and MX7. These feature phones will use SVG for mobile UI personalisation such as high resolution wallpapers as well as other regular services such as Messaging (instead of MMS) and browsing.

Panasonic acquired the Ikivo technology through a license agreement with Infineon Technologies who delivers the Ikivo SVG Player integrated in the APOXI framework software.

"We are pleased to work with Infineon to provide a seamless Mobile SVG graphics experience and solution for Panasonic mobile devices." says Håkan Engman Director Sales & Marketing at Ikivo.

Panasonic's decision further extends the list of customers globally choosing the Ikivo SVG Player. Most of the largest handset manufacturers are now licensing Ikivo technology for SVG.

The Ikivo SVG Player is the market leading solution for mass-market mobile phones that enable a richer media experience based on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). With the Ikivo SVG Player solution, mobile phones are enabled for advanced services such as handset personalisation, mobile browsing, screensavers, themes & mobile UI design based on SVG Tiny (W3C).

About Ikivo AB
Ikivo based in Stockholm, Sweden is the leading developer of software solutions for Mobile SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). These solutions address the needs of mobile device manufacturers, mobile operators and content creators, empowering them to create and enable rich, compelling media services for mass-market mobile phones. Core products include the Ikivo SVG Player, a standard, compliant technology that allows phone manufacturers to enable their devices for Mobile SVG, and Ikivo Animator, a professional content creation tool that integrates into any design workflow to animate static SVG content for mobile phones. Ikivo is an active participant in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), instrumental in driving industry standards and shaping the future of mobile graphics. Further information on Infineon is available at www.infineon.com

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