SysOpen Digia Joins UIQ Alliance Partner Program

6/17/2005 - UIQ Technology announced that SysOpen Digia is joining as a chosen partner the UIQ Alliance partner program to help mobile phone manufacturers speed up the product development of UIQ based phones.

SysOpen Digia is a leading software integrator for information and communications solutions worldwide, and as a Competence Center, is capable of dedicating engineering teams to UIQ projects and offering UIQ licensees complementary software solutions and services.

“SysOpen Digia as a leading smartphone systems integrator is a natural fit for UIQ Technology as it is capable of providing complete end-to end offering for smartphone and information systems development. Our cooperation will make it easier for mobile phone manufacturers and the growing ecosystem built around UIQ, to find good training and services supporting the UIQ user interface platform”, says Carina Dietmann, Head of Marketing at UIQ Technology.

“We are delighted to join the UIQ Alliance partner program, says Inka Luotola, VP Sales and Marketing, SysOpen Digia, "it enables us to continue working close together with our customers on UIQ solutions. We see the smartphone industry developing towards large players like us collaborating together in order to provide integrated offering for handset manufacturer product development and operator customisation. The UIQ Alliance program enables our common customers to benefit from seamless development of UIQ 3 programs.”

SysOpen Digia offers training, consulting and contract engineering services and software solutions that will speed up UIQ 3 licensees’ product development and provide increased productivity, usability and cost savings. Earlier this year, SysOpen Digia announced the combination of Digia Inc. and SysOpen Plc as well as its acquisition of Yomi Software Ltd. Today over 800 software professionals work for SysOpen Digia serving global OEMs, operators and enterprises.

UIQ Alliance Partner Program
Members of UIQ Alliance Partner program have extensive skills and experience in delivering compelling technologies, products and services to the growing ecosystem built around UIQ. The partner solutions are introduced to mobile phone manufacturers in order to reduce time to market and increase quality in developing new devices for UIQ compatible technologies. UIQ Alliance Partners can join the program by invitation only.

About UIQ Technology
UIQ Technology develops and licenses an open software platform to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and supports licensees in the drive towards developing a mass market for open mobile phones. UIQ based phones are powerful and give access to enterprise applications, email, multimedia clips and web pages. UIQ is for example used in mobile phones from Sony Ericsson, Motorola, BenQ and Arima. UIQ Technology, established 1999 in Sweden, is a fully owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd.

About SysOpen Digia
SysOpen Digia Plc is a leading integrator for information and communication solutions, providing engineering services, software solutions, training and consulting for enterprises, smartphone manufacturers, operators, public organisations and associations internationally. For the smartphone market, SysOpen Digia offers its customers qualified contract engineering services and technology solutions for smartphones as well as software platform creation and development. Selecting SysOpen Digia as the development partner a handset manufacturer can ensure a successful stream of products with optimum time-to-market and cost, superior quality, interoperability and compelling end-user experience.

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