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EB, Elektrobit Corporation, Joins the Symbian Foundation

- With a Strong History of Delivering Turnkey Symbian-based Products, EB Enriches the Symbian Community by Helping Developers Bring Symbian Platform-Based Products to Market

OULU, Finland, August 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging more than 20-years of expertise in the wireless industry, EB, Elektrobit Corporation (OMX: EBC1V), a leading developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, announced it has proudly joined the Symbian Foundation. EB will also have a seat on the Release Council, which coordinates the integration of contributions to the Symbian source code into stable and timely platform and tools releases.

The Symbian Foundation, together with its ecosystem, is creating the most proven, open, complete and competitive mobile software platform. The platform is based on Symbian OS and software assets contributed by Nokia, NTT DOCOMO and Sony Ericsson, including the S60 and MOAP(S) user interfaces. Portions of the source code are already being moved to open source, under the Eclipse Public License. By mid-2010, this process will be complete.

Offering its experience in managing complex system integration of Symbian platforms and products, EB delivers product development solutions, and offers professional consultation and support to the Symbian community.

"At EB, we master the lifecycle of mobile device designs -- from platform and reference designs to products, their variants and product maintenance. This coupled with a decade of expertise in carrying out challenging Symbian projects, and our strength in system level understanding - covering both software and hardware design - will enable us to help the Symbian community in their quest to bring Symbian platform-based products to market," said Petri Toljamo, vice president, Mobile Device Solutions at EB. "We are proud to be a Symbian member, and believe we can dynamically support developers across the wireless value chain, as collectively, we work toward developing new platforms and devices that enrich end-users' mobile experience."

As a trusted innovation partner, EB bends the limits of technology to design market-moving wireless devices and infrastructure modules. For more information about EB's Symbian membership, visit EB online at:, or visit the Symbian Foundation at:

    Mari Kahkonen
    Director, Marketing and Sales
    EB Wireless Solutions
    Tel. +358-40-344-5348
    Email: [email protected]

    Chris Fallon
    Ruder Finn Public Relations for EB
    Tel. +1-212-715-1691
    Email: [email protected]

About EB, Elektrobit Corporation

EB creates advanced technology and turns it into enriching end-user experiences. EB is specialized in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for wireless and automotive industries. The net sales for the year 2008 totalled MEUR 172.3. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

About Symbian Foundation Limited

The Symbian Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation whose mission is to enable an open ecosystem that collaborates to create the most complete and richest user experiences for mobile devices. Symbian maintains the code for an open source software platform based on Symbian OS and software assets contributed by Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, and Sony Ericsson, including the S60 and MOAP(S) user interfaces.

Portions of the platform's source code have already been moved to open source, under the Eclipse Public License. By mid-2010 this process will be complete, making the platform code available to all for free.

The foundation software licensing model and governance structure has been designed to secure transparency, encourage contribution and maintain platform consistency. The foundation promotes collaboration, contributions and active participation, and operates as a meritocracy.

Symbian's board of directors is comprised of the following companies: AT&T Mobility LLC, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, ST Microelectronics NV, Texas Instruments Inc., Vodafone Group Services Ltd.

The Symbian Foundation now occupies offices in the UK (London), US (Foster City), Japan (Tokyo), and Finland (Helsinki), and will soon have a regional operation in China (Beijing).

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