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esmertec Announces Support for the New Mobile Information Device Profile MIDP2.0; Jbed's Unique Speed and Size Advantage is Now Also Available for the New Industry Standard.

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ZURICH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2002

esmertec AG (www.esmertec.com), a leading global supplier of embedded Java(TM) virtual machines (JVMs) for the mobile world, today announced a new version of its Jbed(TM) Micro Edition (ME) which provides full support for the new MIDP 2.0 specification.

This new standard for mobile information devices delivers greater functionality than its predecessor, MIDP1.0, including better support for gaming, audio applications and security.

esmertec's flagship product, Jbed(TM) ME, is one of the smallest and fastest JVMs for mobile phones and other resource constrained devices on the market today. Jbed achieves its performance advantage through the use of full compilation instead of interpretation. Furthermore, Jbed achieves this performance without the use of hardware acceleration.

"Everyone assumes that hardware acceleration is faster, but this is not the case. The esmertec implementation beats hardware acceleration by a factor of 2 and with a smaller footprint ", explains Hansruedi Heeb, Chief Technology Officer at esmertec. "And in the mobile phone world speed is money and size is money," he adds, bringing Jbed's benefits to the point.

This plus the fact that compilation requires less memory enables deployment and unmatched execution of rich content and complex applications on small mobile devices right down to entry-level handsets.

"Not everyone will have a state of the art, high end mobile phone, therefore having an implementation which is tuned to the needs of the entry level market is particularly advantageous", said Thomas Hauser, Product Manager, esmertec.

esmertec is working with device manufacturers and silicon vendors to include the latest version of Jbed ME in their solutions and expects to have customer announcements before the end of the year.

About esmertec AG

esmertec is a leading provider of Java(TM) solutions for the mobile world. Its wireless and enterprise class solutions are based on Sun Microsystems' J2ME(TM) technology and the Jbed Micro Edition Platform. The Jbed(TM) platform delivers service providers, mobile device manufacturers, application developers and enterprise IT organizations the rich user experience of high performance computing on small devices. Founded in 1999, esmertec is based in Switzerland with sales, engineering and support offices in the United States and Singapore. For more information, visit the esmertec website at www.esmertec.com or send your request by email to info@esmertec.com. For specific queries, please contact: Thomas Hauser, Product Manager, thauser@esmertec.com.

Jbed, Jbed Micro Edition CLDC, Jbed Micro Edition CDC, FastBCC, HostBCC, and TBCC are registered trademarks of esmertec. Java and all Java-based trademarks are registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other brands and products are trademarks of their respective holder/s.
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