Asianux Extends its Support for Mobile Internet Devices

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Intel Developer Forum, Taipei (15 October 2007) - Today, the Asianux Consortium (Red Flag from China, HAANSOFT from Korea, and Miracle Linux from Japan) announced that it is extending its coverage from servers to Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) with its Asianux Mobile Midinux Edition. The Asianux consortium is collaborating with Intel to optimize Linux solutions for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs).

Red Flag, the premier member of Asianux, was the first OSV to cooperate with Intel in developing Linux OS for MIDs and released the first MID Linux Product, Midinux1.0, at Computex in June 2007. So far, several leading OEMs and ODMs have decided to deploy Midinux in their MID products. Based on Midinux, the capability of Asianux Mobile Midinux Edition is optimized for Intel based Mobile Internet Devices.

The Asianux Consortium has set up an R&D center in Beijing and local support centers in Seoul and Tokyo. The consortium also plans to set up a branch in Taipei to provide local technical support to its Taiwanese customers.

Dong Jia, President of Red Flag Software in China states: “A Mobile Internet Device is a new and exciting product for the consumer market. We have been collaborating with Intel for over two years and developed a powerful Midinux OS for this segment. Now, with the contribution in MID of Asianux consortium's three members, Asianux mobile enhance the strength of Midinux in terms of strong local technical support in the Asia Pacific region"

Takeshi Sato, President of Miracle Linux in Japan, said that Mobile Internet Devices, combined with broadband wireless such as WiMAX, represent a significant growth of opportunity in Japan. Miracle Linux will be aggressively promoting the development, enhancement and support of Asianux Mobile Midinux Edition as part of the collabollation in the Asianux consortium. I am pleased to announce that Asianux has been expanding its total Linux distribution by extending the coverage from Servers to MIDs.

J.J. Baek President & CEO of Hancom in Korea said: "We are delighted to be working with Red Flag and Miracle Linux to deliver an optimized Linux OS for Mobile Internet Devices. We intend to drive the adoption of Asianux Mobile Midinux to a range of MID customers in Korea and build Linux competency in conjunction with the software vendors”.

“Linux OS is well-suited to meet our customers’ requirements for power, performance, responsiveness, footprint, and cost on Mobile Internet Devices,” said Pankaj Kedia, Director of Global Ecosystem Programs in the Ultra Mobility Group at Intel Corporation. “We welcome the interest of the Asianux Consortium to scale their business model and support our customers across Asia Pacific and on a worldwide basis. Intel’s low power technologies, combined with Asianux’s moblin compliant OS and software, will help meet our customer needs."

The Asianux Consortium expects to release its Asianux Mobile Midinux Edition in January 2008. This edition will build on the strengths of Red Flag’s Midinux efforts and will extend its reach with Hancom and Miracle Linux. The Asianux Consortium expects that this edition to become the platform for a growing number of applications. The customer support model, which is set up by Asianux, will provide reliable customization and after sale service for clients in each country. The Asianux Consortium is cooperating with several international leading PC/consumer electronic products vendors for Asianux Mobile Midinux Edition. The Asianux Consortium covers 4 countries and 25 percent of the world’s population.

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