TRANGO Virtual Processors Extends Virtualization to Symbian OS

TRANGO Virtual Processors® announced it has partnered with Symbian to support the growing market for Symbian OS[tm] mobile phones, extending the benefits of virtualization to the Symbian ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market leading open operating system for mobile phones. Symbian OS is licensed by the world’s leading handset manufacturers, and to date, over 200 million Symbian devices have shipped worldwide to over 250 major network operators.

“This partnership reflects our focus on the mobile market and the unique value we offer to mobile phone designs in particular,” said Brad Suessmith, Senior VP and GM, TRANGO Virtual Processors. “By becoming a Symbian partner, we are increasing the reach of the TRANGO Hypervisor while strengthening our relationships with Symbian mobile phone users, application developers, manufacturers and carriers.”

“Partnering with companies such as TRANGO Virtual Processors will help fuel the development of compelling solutions for our fast-evolving mobile market,” said Mike Whittingham, Vice President Ecosystem Development, Symbian. “The addition of TRANGO Virtual Processors to our partner program underscores our commitment to enabling innovation within the expanding Symbian ecosystem.”

“Virtualization has only recently become available on mobile phones – we look forward to seeing this technology enable new value for our licensees” added Whittingham.

About TRANGO Virtual Processors
TRANGO Virtual Processors is a leading provider of virtualization IP for embedded processors, licensing the TRANGO Hypervisor to major semiconductor and device manufacturers. The company helps customers build robust security architectures, deploy new value added services, and reduce their development costs as well as their bill-of-materials. Headquartered in Grenoble, France, TRANGO Virtual Processors has sales and support offices in the US, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

About Symbian Limited
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market-leading open operating system for mobile phones. 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 Q1 2008, 18.5 million Symbian smartphones were sold worldwide to over 250 major network operators, bringing the total number of Symbian smartphones shipped up to 31 March 2008 to 206 million. Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Asia (India, P.R. China, and Korea) and Japan.