9/7/2006 8:31:00 AM
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 7, 2006–Microvision, Inc.
(NASDAQ:MVIS), the world leader in the development of scanned beam
high-resolution displays and imaging systems, today announced that it
has joined the Symbian Platinum Partner Program to support the growing
market for Symbian OS(TM). As a Platinum Partner, Microvision is
extending its Flic Cordless Laser Bar Code Scanner product to the
Symbian ecosystem, to promote the development of feature-rich
commercial bar code reading applications for Symbian OS.
Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market leading open
operating system that powers today’s most popular smartphones. Symbian
OS is licensed by the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers and
to date, over 83 million Symbian smartphones have shipped worldwide to
over 250 major mobile network operators.
“With the rapid uptake of smartphones worldwide, businesses of all
sizes, including large enterprises, are seeking ways to mobilize their
field workers to improve productivity,” said Jerry Panagrossi, vice
president of US operations, Symbian. “One way businesses are achieving
this objective is by turning to bar code data capture on mobile
devices running field service, route accounting, sales force and
inventory management applications that utilize mobile operators’ data
networks. We are delighted to welcome Microvision to the Symbian
Platinum Partner Program, bringing their Flic Cordless Bar Code
Scanning Technology to Symbian smartphones worldwide.”
“This partnership increases awareness of the simple and affordable
Flic Cordless Laser Bar Code scanner with the worldwide development
community targeting Symbian OS. This is consistent with our strategy
of enabling affordable mobile data collection across platforms,” said
Ian Brown, Microvision’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “By
becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we extend our mobile bar code
scanner product line into the Symbian OS ecosystem and expand our
relationships with application developers, smartphone manufacturers
and mobile operators.”
About Microvision, Inc.
Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., Microvision, Inc. is the world
leader in the development of high-resolution displays and imaging
systems based on the company’s proprietary silicon micro-mirror
technology. The company’s technology enables solutions and products in
a broad range of industrial, consumer, military, and medical
applications. For more information about bar code products, please
visit www.flicscanner.com. For more information about Microvision’s
display capabilities, please visit www.microvision.com.
About Symbian Ltd.
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses
Symbian OS, the market leading open operating system for advanced,
data-enabled mobile phones, also known as smartphones.
Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world’s leading handset
manufacturers and has built close co-operative business relationships
with leading companies across the mobile industry. During H1 2006, 24
million Symbian OS phones were sold worldwide to over 250 major
network operators, bringing the total number of Symbian OS phones
shipped to 82.8 million.
Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with
offices in the United States, Europe (England and Sweden (UIQ
Technology AB)), Israel and Asia (India, P.R. China, Korea, and
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statements include the following: our ability to raise additional
capital when needed; market acceptance of our technologies and
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our competitors; our ability to keep up with rapid technological
change; our dependence on the defense industry and a limited number of
government development contracts; government regulation of our
technologies; our ability to enforce our intellectual property rights
and protect our proprietary technologies; the ability to obtain
additional contract awards; the timing of commercial product launches
and delays in product development; the ability to achieve key
technical milestones in key products; dependence on third parties to
develop, manufacture, sell and market our products; potential product
liability claims, and other risk factors identified from time to time
in the company’s SEC reports and other filings, including the
Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC.
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SOURCE: Microvision, Inc.