TapRoot, Beceem Offer Windows Mobile Support for WiMAX Chipsets

TapRoot Systems Inc., a leading provider of embedded software solutions and reference platforms for smartphones, announced a collaboration with Beceem Communications, the leading mobile WiMAX chipset provider, to support Windows Mobile 6.0 on Beceem’s mobile WiMAX chipset.

“We continue to position ourselves well in the smartphone space by offering tangible products across current and emerging markets like Mobile WiMAX,” said Justin Helmig, Director of Product Management at TapRoot Systems. “Beceem’s leadership in bringing WiMAX chipsets to market combined with our expertise in the WLAN and Telephony space provides for a powerful combination in supporting the mobile WiMAX market.”

“As the WiMAX market continues to mature, Beceem’s leadership in the design and development of chipsets ensures that there are market-ready solutions for WiMAX in mobile, portable and fixed applications,” said David Patterson, VP of Marketing at Beceem Communications. “TapRoot’s domain expertise in the wireless device arena is uniquely positioned to further help us drive early acceptance of Mobile WiMAX devices.”

Global WiMAX infrastructure spending will rocket from $655m today to $7.36bn by 2009, just three short years away, driving the demand for innovative Mobile WiMAX devices according to a brand new report from Rethink Research. In addition, WiMAX spending will go from 22.5% of all broadband wireless spend in 2006 to be the dominant platform in the market, with a 63% share. Wireless will increase its share of the broadband market from 2% to around 17% in the early years of the next decade (2010).

More info: Beceem Communications

About TapRoot Systems Inc.
TapRoot Systems, Inc. provides embedded software products and system integration services for the global mobile phone marketplace. The company specializes in dual-mode (telephony and WLAN) solutions for the industry’s major mobile operation systems; Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R), Linux(TM) Mobile, and Symbian(R). TapRoot Systems Inc. is a Microsoft(R) development partner, a MontaVista(TM) Mobilinux(TM) Partner, a Symbian Platinum Partner, a S60 Contractor and a S60 Wireless Technology Provider. TapRoot Systems is a privately held, venture-funded corporation headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA with development facilities in Dallas, Texas, Vancouver, British Columbia and Shanghai, China. TapRoot sales offices are located in the United States, London, Taipei, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo.