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VirtualLogix Showcases How Mobile Handsets Using Real-Time Virtualization Leapfrog the Competition at Upcoming 3GSM World Congress.

Demonstrations to Reveal How Virtualization Dramatically Improves Competitiveness by Quickly Creating Feature-Rich, Reliable and Secure Handsets at Low Cost

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- VirtualLogix[TM], Inc., the Real-Time Virtualization[TM] company, today announced that the company will demonstrate how real-time virtualization enables the rich functionalities of Linux on low-cost handsets at the upcoming 3GSM World Congress, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain on Feb 12-15. With real-time virtualization software from VirtualLogix, handset makers are developing feature-rich mobile handsets on single-processor core chips, thus lowering bill of materials, while simultaneously increasing security and reliability.

At 3GSM in its booth located in Stand 2.1B04, Hall 2, VirtualLogix will demonstrate its new, Mobile eXperimentation (VLX-MX) Edition for Mobile Handsets, a freely available edition enabling designers to experience the power of virtualization at no up-front investment. VirtualLogix will demonstrate VLX for Mobile Handsets with NXP Semiconductors (Stand 8B110, Hall 8) and Trolltech (Stand 2C72, Hall 2). VirtualLogix will also promote its active participation in the Linux Phone Standards Forum (LiPS) at the show, underscoring the company's commitment to promoting Linux development in the mobile handset market.

"Linux and real-time virtualization are critical technologies for companies to compete because they enable the consolidation of functionality previously found in multiple devices into a single handset," said Mark Milligan, vice president of marketing at VirtualLogix. "By working with NXP Semiconductors and Trolltech, we reveal how a single-core processor running Linux can open up new mass market possibilities for the mobile industry. As a result -- carriers and consumers benefit through more innovative, reliable phones and services at a lower cost."

3GSM World Congress Demonstrations with VirtualLogix technology will include:

VirtualLogix and NXP Semiconductors (Stand 8B110, Hall 8)

VirtualLogix and NXP will demonstrate how real-time virtualization software enables NXP to introduce the rich functionalities of Linux into low-cost feature phones on a 3G handset. The solution will show how a real-time OS (for the modem) and Linux (for the application) run simultaneously on the single microprocessor architecture of the NXP Nexperia cellular system solution 7210 for Linux, resulting in a 50 percent lower bill of materials.

"New mobile devices require the rich functionality of open operating systems," said Michel Windal, marketing director, Cellular Systems at NXP Semiconductors. "By collaborating with VirtualLogix, we are now delivering open operating systems on low-cost, high-volume, feature phones by running the open OS together with the mobile phone stack simultaneously, on shared hardware."

VirutalLogix and Trolltech - (Stand 2C72, Hall 2)

VirtualLogix and Trolltech will demonstrate how its real-time virtualization software speeds the integration of Trolltech's Qtopia platform into lower-cost, high-volume feature phones by running Qtopia and its Linux host, together with the radio modem stack and its RTOS host, on a single ARM9 processor core.

"By utilizing VirtualLogix's real-time virtualization technology, we enable OEMs to deliver top-of-the-line features at a lower cost," said David Bialer, who heads Trolltech's Qtopia partner community. "We are pleased to show Qtopia on a single core processor, as it illustrates how real-time virtualization software from VirtualLogix and Trolltech technology can provide manufacturers with a fast path for Linux on feature phones."

VirtualLogix - VLX for Mobile Handsets (Stand 2.1B04, Hall 2)

VirtualLogix will demonstrate how to speed the inclusion of open operating systems into low-cost, high-volume, feature phones by running the open OS together with the mobile phone stack simultaneously, on shared hardware. VirtualLogix will show how a fault tolerant architecture enables the full operation of core phone services even when the open operating system has been corrupted by mobile malware. This capability preserves the minimum phone capabilities, while the full handset services are being repaired and restarted.

VirtualLogix also showcases its VLX for Mobile Handsets - eXperimentation (VLX-MX) Edition, which is fully functional and provides device manufacturers with the ability to evaluate the benefits of real-time virtualization -- risk free. To learn more, please refer to the company's recent announcement: VirtualLogix Launches Mobile eXperimentation Edition for Handsets.

In addition a complementary, real-time virtualization podcast is available for download at

About VirtualLogix, Inc.

VirtualLogix[TM], Inc. is the global leader in Real-Time Virtualization[TM] technology for connected devices. VirtualLogix VLX enables multiple operating system environments to run concurrently on shared hardware and provides a range of performance, fault tolerance and security options to address specific market requirements. As a result, the world's largest semiconductor companies, manufacturers, OEMs and carriers are able to reduce development and bill of material costs, improve time to market by leveraging existing software investments, and create conditions that meet their business goals. With more than 20 years of experience developing system software for network infrastructure, digital multimedia and mobile handsets, VirtualLogix is paving the way for the development of next generation connected devices.

VirtualLogix, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. with operations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 408.636.2800, or +33 1 39 44 74 00.
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