Wavecom Chooses esmertec's Jbed™ ME Java™ Virtual Machine for its Handset Solutions

Source: Wavecom, Inc.

Partnership accelerates time-to-market for Wavecom customers manufacturing Java-enabled phones

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France and Zurich, Switzerland -- Wavecom, Inc. and esmertec AG today announced the signature of an agreement for the supply of esmertec's Jbed ME Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to Wavecom. The agreement delivers Java applications and all its benefits to future wireless handsets that will be built by Wavecom's customers using the Compact Phones or Feature Phones Development Lab.

Jbed ME is a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) which provides a CLDC/MIDP compatible solution for resource constrained mobile devices. This technology is the only one to enable Java on mobile phones with small CPU power and small memory size.

The Compact Phones and Feature Phones Development Labs are complete suites of software options, WISMO hardware platforms, MUSE Platform development tools and related services designed specifically for building compact, feature-rich mobile phones.

Included in the software package of the Compact Phones and Feature Phones Development Labs, esmertec's Jbed ME JVM simplifies the work of developers and reduces the time to market, as it has already been integrated and certified to run smoothly with the development tools and hardware included in the Development Labs.

Guy Lanrezac, Marketing Director for Handset Applications of Wavecom, said: "We are pleased to be able to provide our customers, thanks to esmertec, with a strong, high performance and integrated JVM solution inside our Development Labs for mobile telephones. Our customers are looking more and more for integrated solutions reducing their time to market. The integration of Jbed ME into the Compact Phones and Feature Phones Development Labs is a step further in this direction."

"We are delighted about this partnership with a major player such as Wavecom," commented esmertec CEO, Alain Blancquart. "It can potentially get the Jbed technology into huge numbers of future mobile phones. Their users will benefit from the thousands of J2ME applications already available worldwide. We hope to extend our partnership with Wavecom to other market segments inside and outside the mobile phone industry."