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Intel collaborates with South Korea firms to advance MIDs

Posted: 15 May 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MID? Intel investment? processor?

Intel Corp. has partnered with South Korea firms Infraware and SK Telecom to develop a mobile open market place based on the next-generation Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform and new mobile devices related market. Enabling this, Intel Capital has agreed to invest $ 5M in software developer Infraware.

The newly formed relationship encompasses the development of Moorestown, Intel's next-generation MID platform based on the Atom processor, the development of Infraware's Moblin OS platform, related middleware, UI and Total solutions, and SK Telecom's Ecosystem to address the international MID application market.

"This strategic collaboration demonstrates our continuing efforts to deliver superior user experience on MIDs based on Intel Architecture" says HS Lee, country manager of Intel Korea. "Through Intel's Moorestown platform, together with Moblin compliant OS platform and software eco-system from Infraware and SK Telecom, we expect that users will have more advanced internet experiences on MID."

"The collaboration is a testament to our achievements and ambitions in the mobile arena." said Kwan Hee Kang, CEO of Infraware. "This represents the next phase of our growth and will take Infraware beyond our traditional boundaries and enable us to maintain our technological leadership. We believe Intel's business cooperation and strategic investment will help elevate the appeal of our products and technologies."

"Through this strategic alliance, we will provide MID market with differentiated next-generation Web service as well as a global open market service," said Sungchul Hong, NI buginess mroup Manager of SK Telecom.

The product will be showed at CES 2010; and the planned timeline for the commercialization is the first half of next year.

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