Open Kernel Labs Breaks Into VisionMobile 500 Million Club

May 26, 2010

Mobile Virtualization Provider is One of Only 17 Companies to Hit Half-Billion Mark; Anticipates Even Greater Deployment Growth on Mass-Market Smartphones

CHICAGO - May 26, 2010 - Open Kernel Labs (Open Kernel Labs), the leading provider of embedded virtualization software for mobile phones and broadband Internet devices, today announced that its market-leading mobile virtualization solution, OKL4, has again been included in the VisionMobile 100 Million Club. As a further distinction, Open Kernel Labs is one of only 17 companies recognized by VisionMobile with software products surpassing 500 million deployments worldwide, joining a list that includes Mentor Graphics, Nokia, Nuance, and Qualcomm.

The semi-annual 100 Million Club list celebrates software suppliers that have established significant share in the mobile handset market through deployment in 100 million or more handsets. The 2H-2009 edition of the 100 Million Club comprises 30 software products from 26 companies.

“Despite the apparent opportunity in the annual billion unit handset market, very few software companies have managed to overcome the commercial and technical challenges inherent in the mobile industry,” said VisionMobile Research Director, Andreas Constantinou.

Open Kernel Labs software powers must-have products including the NexusOne, HTC Hero, Motorola Cliq, Palm Pre (now HP), Toshiba TG01, and other popular handsets. Moreover, the OKL4 Microvisor enabled the world’s first commercially-available, fully-virtualized, mass-market smartphone, the Motorola Evoke QA4.

“Expect even greater deployment and accelerated growth in the near future as OKL4 enables a new wave of lower-cost smartphones and other mass-market devices based on Android and other open OSes,” said Steve Subar, President and CEO, Open Kernel Labs.

Open Kernel Labs Mass-Market Smartphone Solution

Growth in the smartphone segment continues to exceed industry expectations and the next opportunity for growth will be influenced by sales of cheaper mid-range devices based on Android and other open OSes. Open Kernel Labs is first to market with a Mass-Market Smartphone Solution proven to deliver a rich user experience at a reduced cost. Download the White Paper.

VisionMobile 100 Million Club

VisionMobile is a market analysis and strategy firm delivering market know-how to the mobile industry and is the analyst firm behind the watchlist of all software products that have been embedded on more than 100 million devices. These products range from text and graphical input engines to application environments and browsers. The 2H09 update to the 100 Million Club includes products from Adobe, ARM, Nokia, Red Bend, Myriad Group, Nuance, and Apple.

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About Open Kernel Labs

Open Kernel Labs is the global leader in virtualization software for mobile devices, consumer electronics, and embedded systems. Backed by a large, independent team of microkernel developers, Open Kernel Labs technology is deployed on more than 500 million mobile phones worldwide. Semiconductor suppliers, device OEMs, and mobile network operators depend on Open Kernel Labs to deliver high performance solutions that decrease BOM cost, reduce complexity, and speed time-to-market.

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