February 21, 2005 -- TTPCom Ltd, the world’s leading independent supplier of digital wireless technology, today announces the opening of its office in Taiwan. The new facility will be staffed primarily by technical engineers to provide local support to TTPCom’s growing customer base in Taiwan which includes leading handset manufacturers such as Asustek, ASMobile, BenQ, Quanta and Inventec Appliances Corp.
Taiwan hosts a significant number of handset manufactures and original design manufacturers (ODMs) that produce a large and growing proportion of wireless devices sold world-wide. The mobile industry is likely to continue its growth and will soon rival PC production as one of the largest contributors to the Taiwan economy.
Dr Jin-Lung Chirn, who will be heading up the new office commented: “We have long-term relationships with our customers in Taiwan, many of whom are playing an increasingly important role in the global handset market. We are committed to providing the highest possible quality of support and have therefore opened a local office to help meet the growing demand for our GPRS, EDGE and 3G protocol software and Ajar applications platform. The local staff will continue to support established organisations in addition to assisting companies wishing to extend their capabilities from PC based products to wireless devices and mobile handsets”.
Mr Mike Chen , Vice President at Inventec Appliances Corp. headquartered in Taipei adds: “We have worked with TTPCom for several years now. The majority of our OKWAP handsets are also based on TTPCom’s platforms, so having engineering support in Taipei will enable us to accelerate the time to market for future designs”.
“We have recently developed a 3G handset with the benefit of on-site support from TTPCom’s technical team” stated HC Hung, Vice President of ASUSTeK Computer Inc. “A local team of engineers with expertise in different fields is also likely to prove really useful in the future, helping us keep ahead of the market by developing new differentiated products and bringing them to market quickly”.
TTPCom’s Ajar Platform combines a comprehensive applications framework, a toolset for the development and testing of applications and user interfaces and a complete suite of applications for today’s leading-edge phones. It enables a single applications investment from low-end to high-end multimedia phones and portability across multiple modems and multiple architectures. In addition, Ajar’s flexibility enables handset manufacturers to quickly and easily develop a greater selection of products whilst introducing a higher level of differentiation. A number of TTPCom and third party applications are pre-integrated, including Java™, MMS, email, WAP2.0, digital camera support, embedded and downloadable games, polyphonic ringtone and music phone technology, voice recognition and multimedia content.