Asianux concludes a triumphant year by welcoming their 5th member


Bangkok, Thailand (December 17, 2008) - Today, the Asianux Consortium, which was founded by Red Flag from China, Hancom from Korea, MIRACLE Linux from Japan and VietSoftware from Vietnam, officially announced that WTEC of Thailand will join Asianux Consortium as the 5th members.

Following Asianux' big success on the Mobile products market in 2008, the Asianux Consortium keeps on expanding in Asia and welcomes their new member, WTEC of Thailand, at the end of the harvest year. WTEC Company Limited, founded in 2003, specializes in the field of System Integration and IT services, with over 400 customers in both the corporate and the government sectors. The company was rated by IDC as one of the fifteen most interesting companies in Thailand in 2007. As a member of the Open Source Software Network (OSSN) - an organization ran by the Ministry of Science of Thailand - WTEC has taken part in many initiatives that helped to push the open source awareness in Thailand. Owing to their contribution and effort, WTEC became the major commercial advocate of open source software and a leading open source house.

With WTEC joining them, Asianux solidifies even more their position on the Linux for Enterprise OS market in Asia and improve their contribution worldwide.

WTEC will release Asianux products nationwide; they will also develop Linux for Enterprise OS business through Asianux in addition to their own open source software business. WTEC already secured a variety of open source technologies and delivered many solutions based on open source software.

Thanks to the unique ‘4-CO’ business model of Asianux - co-development, co-brand, co-support and co-marketing - the Asianux Consortium differentiates itself from other Linux vendors such as Red Hat and Novell. Asianux is contributing to establish an Asian standard Linux Platform in terms of combining Asia wisdom and taking advantages of integrated local resources. According to IDC, Asianux has developed into the 3rd largest Linux vendor in 2007. Since most Asian countries have strong intention to promote local software industry and OSS technology, Asianux business model gets applause from Asian countries. After WTEC, the Asianux Consortium expects more and more companies to join them in the near future.

Dong Jia, President of Red Flag Software states: “With the contribution of every member, Asianux achieved a great success in 2008. We are pleased to welcome WTEC in the Asianux Consortium at the end of this triumphant year. With WTEC we will expend our coverage in Asian to deliver more qualification products and service to customers. We want to welcome more and more Asian countries within Asianux in order to build and share our brilliant future”

"I am incredibly pleased that Asianux welcomes WTEC as the 5th member and provider from Thailand following China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.” Takashi Kodama, President & CEO of MIRACLE Linux, said that “The market of the enterprise software in Thailand was $180M in 2008 and grew 15% this year. Current Linux market share is approximately 8% in Thailand; however, due to the spread of official licenses, I believe that the Linux market share will increase, which contributes to the progress of Asianux. The Japanese government supports and invites over 250 engineers through the Computer Association of Thailand to provide training on software development. I strongly wish that Asianux works for the improvement of Open Source Software in Thailand thanks to MIRACLE LINUX experience. "

Sujin Kim President & CEO of Hancom said that “It is remarkable for Asianux to take yet another step forward, expanding new business opportunities by adding a 5th member, WTEC, to the Asianux community. We expect that bringing this new partner will strengthen the collaboration system in the Asian enterprise Linux OS market, as well as accelerate the global competitiveness of Asianux.”

Dr. Tran Luong Son, President of VietSoftware said: “The accession of WTEC from Thailand to Asianux as the 5th member is great good news for all consortium members. This means a further expansion of Asianux in Asia, which has once again proved the significance of the 4-CO of the consortium. A greater membership of Asianux will lead to greater user confidence and larger market for the consortium

Phiroon Phihakendr, Managing Director of WTEC said, “We are very honored to be the 5th member of the Asianux consortium as we will have a chance to take part in promoting our Asian flavor of Linux in a big and Asian way. As businesses get harder to be profitable especially with the economic downturn at the moment, a lot of companies will take a serious look at open source. I am confident that the market will be more receptive to Asianux’ way of selling than those of our counterparts’. Thank you for the big welcome from the members. We are looking forward to learning from the big boys.”

About Asianux
Asianux Corporation, established in December 2007, is invested by Asian leading Linux vendors Red Flag Co., Ltd. Of China, Hancom Inc. of Korea and Miracle Linux Corporation of Japan as the joint venture company of Asianux Consortium. Asianux co-development project is a unique software business project in Asia, which started from December 2003 and is based on the concepts of ‘4-CO’ business model: co-development, co-brand, co-support and co-marketing. Asianux Consortium aims to co-develop a unified Linux platform, whose members include Red Flag, Miracle, Hancom and VietSoftware from Vietnam. Integrating the resources of 3 companies in terms of technology, human resources, finance, management etc., the Asianux Corporation develops, markets and distributes the Linux Operating System Software, which has recently been involved in Server and Mobile device platforms on the Asian OSS market. Asianux released Asianux Server 3 as the latest version of their Server platform and Asianux Mobile Midinux@ 2.0 as the latest version of MID Platform.
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