SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
- October 2, 2003 - Nazomi Communications, Inc., the inventor of universal and scalable solutions for boosting the performance of multimedia and JavaÔ applications, today announced its disappointment over the court's order granting partial summary judgment in favor of ARM. Nazomi had initiated a patent infringement suit against ARM in May 2002 alleging that ARM's Jazelle technology infringes on Nazomi's United States patent #6,332,215. ARM claims to have redesigned its technology to avoid infringement of the patent.
"We respectfully disagree with the court's decision that the current version of ARM Jazelle technology does not violate the Nazomi patent and we intend to appeal this ruling to the court, " said Mukesh Patel, President and Chief executive officer of Nazomi. "We are confident of our patent position. If we allow this decision to stand, all companies that innovate risk having their intellectual property rights unjustly expropriated." About Nazomi Communications
Nazomi Communications, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based fabless semiconductor company focused on providing multimedia application processor solutions to mobile phone manufacturers. Its solutions support processing and performance boosting of Java, video and imaging, 2D/3D graphics, animation, gaming, and other multimedia applications. In 2003, the company has announced significant technology agreements with Sharp and SK Telecom. To date, the company's acceleration technology for the Java platform and the JA108 application processor chip has already been included in over 1 million cell phones. Nazomi's application processors are supplied in the form of a standalone chip as well as stacked with memory combo devices in the form of a MCP (multi-chip package). The company owns fundamental patents on hardware acceleration technology for the Java platform. Nazomi, a privately-held company, was founded in September 1998, and is located at 2200 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, California, 95054, phone: (408) 654-8988, fax: (408) 654-2938, web: www.nazomi.com