Caldera Establishes Japanese Subsidiary -- Caldera K.K. -- With Support From Fujitsu and Hitachi.
OREM, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2001
Local Office Demonstrates Caldera's Long-Term Commitment to
Providing Linux and UNIX for Business in Japan;
Fujitsu and Hitachi Show Support Through Investment
Caldera International Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), the global leader "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business," Thursday announced the formation of its Japanese subsidiary, Caldera K.K.
Backed by key industry partners, Caldera K.K. will have local offices providing local Linux and UNIX business solutions to the Japanese marketplace. Investments by Fujitsu Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd. in Caldera K.K. accelerate and support Caldera's business focus.
"Fujitsu welcomes the establishment of Caldera K.K.," said Akira Ozora, general manager, Linux Division of Fujitsu Ltd. "We believe the high reliability and stability of OpenLinux will lead toward its increased application in the business market.
"We have been expanding our product line-up and support menu for business-use Linux systems, and now, in cooperation with the newly established Caldera K.K., we look forward to providing optimal Linux solutions for our customers in Japan and further expanding Linux applications for the business market."
"Hitachi sees Caldera as a leader in providing Linux and UNIX solutions for Japan," said Masato Manda, director, Linux Business Center, Platform Solution Development Division of Hitachi Ltd.
"Our support for Caldera K.K. is reflective of that leadership. Caldera K.K. brings with it the services, knowledge and technology that we believe will ensure success in a Japanese business setting. Hitachi will work hand-in-hand with Caldera to take Linux to the next level in the market."
"Japan partners have waited a long time for a strong Linux provider to demonstrate a lasting business commitment," said Ransom Love, chief executive officer of Caldera International.
"Caldera K.K. now provides customers with local, customized Linux and UNIX solutions. Fujitsu and Hitachi's choice to invest in Caldera demonstrates their confidence in our ability above others to meet the needs of the Japanese business market."
Makoto Asoh will lead Caldera K.K. as its representative director and country manager. Asoh previously worked with Nihon SCO, which was recently acquired by Caldera. Love announced the formation of Caldera K.K. in Tokyo at a press conference held May 31, 2001. Love will deliver a keynote speech at LinuxWorld Tokyo on June 1, 2001 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tokyo Big Site.
Caldera International Inc.
Caldera International is the leader in "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business." Caldera was the first to create the "Develop-on, Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers.
Based in Orem, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and has 15,000+ resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and services, visit http://www.caldera.com.
Caldera and "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Caldera Systems Inc. All other products, services, companies, events and publications are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.
LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
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The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The company wishes to advise readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.
Those factors include the failure of the products described above to operate as designed due to incompatibility with some platforms or other defects; our reliance on developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of those technologies; the company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve the broad recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU general public license; our reliance on third party developers of components of our software offerings; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights; and disruption in the company's distribution sales channel.
These and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are also discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Form 10-Q.
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