Open Kernel Labs Expands Global Market Presence: Launches European HQ

November 17, 2008


Appoints Abi Nourai as Technical Director, Europe

CHICAGO - November 18, 2008 – Open Kernel Labs (Open Kernel Labs), a global provider of systems software and virtualization technology for mobile devices and other embedded systems, announces the opening of its European headquarters to meet the needs of the leading vendors in the global wireless industry. Building on the company’s ongoing worldwide success and expansion, Open Kernel Labs is showing its commitment to the European market by providing local sales, services and support.

As part of its enhanced local presence, Open Kernel Labs has promoted engineering director Abi Nourai to Technical Director, Europe.  Nourai will be in charge of European operations, bringing extensive embedded engineering and engineering management expertise to his new role – to provide a vital base for delivering commercial and technical resources to European customers.  The addition of European staff also lets the company provide customers direct and instant access to a worldwide engineering and support team.

“European OEMs and operators lead in advancing wireless technologies, fostering development and rapid adoption of new mobile devices and consumer services,” said Nourai. “European mobile industry players will benefit from Open Kernel Labs secure embedded hypervisor software architecture and the local presence we provide.”

This location, the fifth for Open Kernel Labs, extends market presence in Europe, enabling greater global market reach.  “Establishing a European Headquarters marks an important milestone for Open Kernel Labs – today the company can offer a local presence in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific,” said Steve Subar, co-founder and CEO of Open Kernel Labs. “The choice of location and of Abi Nourai to run operations there represents the extent of our commitment to serving the global wireless industry.”

Award-winning OKL4 Software Technology
Open Kernel Labs continues to evolve its award-winning OKL4 software technology, having recently released the latest version of its embedded hypervisor, OKL4 3.0 and OKL4 Nano. OKL4 enables the design of more secure and reliable Smartphones while reducing bill of materials, accelerating time-to-market and decreasing the impact of growing software complexity. Additionally, OKL4 is available under an open source license and is supported by an active developer community.

Open Kernel Labs

Open Kernel Labs is the leading supplier of open source embedded hypervisor and virtualization technology to developers of embedded designs for mobile handsets and other consumer electronics applications. Backed by the largest, independent team of microkernel developers, Open Kernel Labs delivers OKL4, an embedded hypervisor, which offers the highest performance combined with strong protection and security features. OKL4 provides developers with a robust, open source platform for building secure, differentiated embedded applications. For more information about Open Kernel Labs and its products, visit Open Kernel Labs is a spin-out from NICTA, Australia’s preeminent Center of Excellence for information and communications technology,

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Chris Walker
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Marti Konstant
Open Kernel Labs
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