TAIPEI, TAWAN AND CAMBRIDGE, UK - June 2, 2004 - iaSolution. Inc., a leading J2ME technology company, and ARM, [(LSE:ARM)]; (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], today announced a collaboration for the deployment of the Swerve client, a fully-compliant Java Mobile 3D Graphics (JSR 184) solution, in iaSolution's iaJET Java VM platform. The deployment will enable key handset OEMs in the APAC region, primarily China, Korea and Taiwan, to deliver compelling 3D Java gaming experiences to operators and end users.
As the first independent Java VM technology company to license the Swerve client, iaSolution will integrate the Swerve client into its industry-leading iaJET Java VM platform, enabling JSR 184 compliant 3D gaming capabilities in a broad range of Java technology-capable handsets. With the expected launch of the first iaJET-3D handset in July 2004, worldwide mobile entertainment service providers and content developers will be able to enhance their business through the deployment of more exciting and vivid games featuring true 3D experiences to the large existing base of wireless Java game players.
Swerve client is the world's first commercially available JSR-184/M3G compliant 3D graphics engine for wireless devices. Designed to deliver console quality interactive 3D Java applications, Swerve technology is rapidly becoming the solution of choice for global handset manufacturers including Motorola, Samsung and Siemens. The Swerve client is developed and licensed by ARM in collaboration with Superscape plc, and handsets equipped with Swerve client will be the first ones to fully comply with the Java Mobile 3D Graphics standard.
"By integrating the Swerve client onto our iaJET VM, we not only extend our current feature offerings to fulfill the market requirement from leading handset manufacturers, but also prove to the Java industry our long term commitment to always push forward the technology limit," said Wesley Kuo, CEO and president of iaSolution Inc.
"iaSolution is the first Java VM technology company, in a growing list of ARM Partners, to select Swerve technology to implement the Java Mobile 3D Graphics standard," said Oliver Gunasekara, director, Wireless, ARM. "iaSolution has established strong working relationships with a number of key OEMs in the APAC region that have already adopted iaSolution high-performance Java VM technology for resource-constraint mobile devices. We look forward to working with them to secure key handset design wins for Swerve client in the APAC region and beyond."
Established in 2000, iaSolution is committed itself to "Become the Partner of Choice on J2ME technology as the mobile software solution provider that continuously creates value for our customers and partners through superior knowledge and technologies." iaSolution has concentrated and dedicated on software platform development on both embedded mobile devices and backend servers in order to facilitate end-to-end mobile data services.
With its end-to-end mobile internet software solution, iaSolution has successfully cooperated with major handset manufacturers and mobile operators in Asia. BenQ, HTC, TCL and Maxon launched their first GPRS Java-enabled phones with industry recognition of their superior product performances.
More information about iaSolution is available at http://www.iasolution.net
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