Asianux Corporation Established In Wuxi


Wuxi (20th December 2007) - Asianux Consortium members Red Flag Co., Ltd. (China), HAANSOFT Inc. (Korea) and Miracle Linux Corporation (Japan), formally announced that the Asianux Corporation has been established in Wuxi, Jiangsu .P.R. China as a joint venture company of the Asianux Consortium. The establishment of the Asianux Corporation is based on a ‘4-co’ cooperation business model and over 4 years of close cooperation, relationship and experience among the 3 companies.

The Asianux Corporation will conduct development, marketing, and distribution of their Linux Operating System, which has been recently involved in server and mobile device platforms, as well as in desktop platforms on the Asian OSS market. The Asianux Corporation integrates together the resources of its 3 companies in terms of technology, workforce, finance and management. By concentrating together the competitive advantages from the 3 companies, development is accelerated, decisions are taken quicker and response time is reduced, thus allowing the Asianux Corporation to provide its clients with a more efficient service. In addition, the Asianux Corporation is the guarantee for the Consortium members of an ideal platform to cooperate with its global partners.

Wuxi is the new emerging city in IT, especially for the software industry. The Wuxi government considers software as one of the pillar industries and is striving to promote it. The revenues of the software industry for 2006 were over 10 billion RMB, and 25 time those of 2000. With the support of a positive policy from the government and a great developing environment, more and more Chinese and International companies settle in Wuxi Software Park.

Outline of the Asianux Corporation

Mr. Weijian Jiang, Secretary-General of the ChongAn district of Wuxi city comments:
“Forming Asianux is a great achievement of the strategic alliance of three leading Linux Research & Development companies. We appreciate the trust and the strategic investments from those companies in ChongAn district. We are sure that the development of ChongAn’s scientific industry will definitely go-ahead to a new stage. We are also seriously committed to carrying on providing efficient and high quality services and to creating a healthy environment for the enterprises to strengthen and develop. We sincerely wish that the Asianux Corporation will happily grow here. We look forward to seeing it reaching the rest of the world and standing up for Asia.

Investors (Asianux Founding Members)
Mr. Dong Jia, CEO of Asianux Co.,Ltd states: "The Asianux Consortium has formally established the Asianux Corporation. We received great support from the city's and the district's governments in WuXi.
Asianux has a strong and solid base in terms of technology and market share and is also invested by three powerful Linux corporations. By combining the resources of those companies, we believe that Asianux will definitely enhance and strengthen the consortium’s development, marketing and services. Asianux will therefore continue to develop and expand and provide quality and value-added open platforms to enterprises and individuals alike."

Miracle Linux President, Takeshi Sato, said: “The Asianux Corporation is a very unique company, jointly established by CJK companies, that targets the Asia-Pacific and worldwide open-source markets. Three companies have succeeded in co-developing Asianux over three years and they are now expanding their collaboration from Server to Mobile market. The Asianux Corporation allows us to reinforce our relationship with global IHVs and ISVs. They will widely provide certified hardware and software that run on Asianux in the market. The three companies will create one more powerful company, able to reach the market faster and provide superior products with even better reliability, availability and services. In order to achieve this, we will support all of our users’ requirements, from SMB to mission-critical market. I believe that Asianux success equals to MIRACLE LINUX success, and vice versa."

"The Asianux Corporation will be a worldwide company for Linux business. Hancom and the other Asianux Consortium companies will concentrate their strength on the 4-Co alliance; Co-development, Co-brand, Co-marketing, Co-support" said Jong-Jin Baek, CEO of Hancom Inc. He added: "You may expect the Asianux Corporation to become a world-wide Linux distribution company."

"We congratulate RedFlag, Miracle Linux and Hancom on forming the Asianux Corporation", said Ram Peddibhotla, Director of the Open Source Technology Center at Intel. "We’ve been working closely with each of these companies in enabling Intel(r) technologies such as Multi-Core, LessWatts project and Virtualization to provide customers a reliable, energy efficient computing experience. Now with Asianux, we look forward to the continuing collaboration and creating new computing opportunities across a spectrum of platforms - from Mobile Internet Devices to Intel’s multi-core processor based server platforms"

About members

Red Flag Software Co., Ltd.
Since its founding in June 2000, Red Flag Software has been rapidly and firmly growing to become the largest Linux company in Asia with more than 150 employees. Under their headquarters located in Beijing, there are two subsidiaries in Guangzhou and Shanghai, and well-established sales channels and service networks are deployed nationwide. The product line includes high-end Linux server OSs, cluster systems, desktop OSs, embedded systems, technical support services and trainings. Red Flag Linux has been adopted by many various industries: governmental, educational or financial organizations but also in telecommunications, media, insurance, transport, logistics, or China Post for example.

Miracle Linux Co.
Miracle Linux Co. is a dedicated Linux distributor for the server Operating System (OS) market in Japan, and since its foundation in June 2000 it has played an important role in promoting Linux for Japanese enterprise users. Through its product, also named MIRACLE LINUX, it has empowered Linux not only as a cost-effective OS but also as an enabler to drive business forward. Adopting “Customer First” as its slogan, Miracle Linux offers a rich variety of support and service, from system consultation to end-user support, in order to satisfy even the most demanding requirements from its customers. In particular, its specialty in kernel hacking and localization is highly regarded among the industry. Furthermore, Miracle Linux is an enthusiastic admirer of Open Source Software (OSS) and it has been actively participating in numerous OSS projects run by the Japan Information-Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) and other OSS communities.


Recognized as a national icon in Korea, Hancom is the leading software vendor in Korea represented by its overwhelming success in the word processor market. Since its inception in 1990, over 10 million copies of Hangul word processor has been sold. Moreover, with the development of Hancom Office in 2004, it has been nibbling at Microsoft's dominance in the local Office Suite market.
Hancom is the first listed company on KOSDAQ
On the Linux front, Hancom has developed a variety of Linux solutions, such as Asianux, Office suites for Linux (Hancom office for domestic market and Thinkfree Office for worldwide market), and Workdesk as a groupware. As a leading Linux company in Korea, Hancom has 90% market share in public sector. Currently Hancom will try to expand the business items with variety open source software.

VietSoftware, Inc. was established in March 2000 as a software company specializing in international outsourcing for foreign companies and software development for the Vietnam market. Since 2004, the company has been structured as a group of IT companies totalling more than 250 employees and operating in the most dynamic fields of information technology; VietSoftware specializes in software development and services, VietSoftware International in software outsourcing, BPO Alliant in software and IT training, Viettech in CAD/CAM/CAE, CyberVietnam in Internet business and e-commerce, and MobizCom in online payment technology. The company group has been recently re-structured to become an IT company group under the name of VSI Corporation. VietSoftware is a member of VSI Corporation.

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