TapRoot, Freescale Team to Integrate Windows Mobile with 3G Chipset

TapRoot Systems Inc., a leading provider of embedded software solutions for smartphones, has been selected by Freescale Semiconductor to accelerate the commercialization and integration of Microsoft’s new Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system with Freescale’s latest 3G chipsets. TapRoot Systems is a trusted partner in the mobile industry for delivering Windows Mobile solutions and rapid commercialization support for the most advanced silicon platforms. Increased consumer demand for a rich feature set in a compelling form factor is driving demand for Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 software running on single core platforms.

“We are pleased to be collaborating with Freescale on the integration of Windows Mobile 6.1 with their latest 3G MXC platform,” said Bob Bicksler, CEO of TapRoot Systems. “The combination of Windows Mobile 6.1, Freescale’s latest 3G silicon technology, and TapRoot’s technology will provide an integrated, high performance, cost effective platform for OEMs and ODMs to produce differentiated smartphones.”

“TapRoot System’s experience with Windows Mobile and its ability to quickly optimize software for advanced silicon platforms has made TapRoot a preferred partner to help accelerate the launch of Windows Mobile 6.1 software on our 3G single core platform,” said Tom Deitrich, senior vice president and general manager of Cellular Products for Freescale Semiconductor. “We believe TapRoot is an excellent partner with a successful Windows Mobile commercialization track record that will help Freescale meet strong OEM/ODM demand for the latest Freescale chipsets.”

Microsoft expects to ship 20 million licenses of Windows Mobile software in its 2008 fiscal year. Today, more than 140 Windows Mobile phone designs are available from 160 mobile operators in 55 countries. TapRoot Systems has the deep experience and expertise needed to accelerate commercialization and enhance Windows Mobile 6.1 for silicon vendors, OEMs, ODMs, and operators.

About TapRoot Systems
TapRoot Systems Inc. provides software products and services for the mobile device marketplace. The company specializes in foundational software solutions and creative applications for the industry’s major mobile operating systems: Microsoft® Windows Mobile®, Microsoft Windows CE®, Linux® Mobile, and Symbian OS®. TapRoot is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a MontaVista(tm) Mobilinux(tm) Partner, a Symbian Platinum Partner, an S60 Contractor and an S60 Wireless Technology Provider. TapRoot Systems is headquartered in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, USA with development facilities around the world.