Renesas Joins the Symbian Foundation‏

1. June 2010 at 13:03

http://mobilitytoday.com/vbmcms/images/renesas.GIFToday, Renesas Electronics Corporation and Symbian Foundation announced that the Renesas will participate within Symbian’s open source ecosystem and drive innovation centered on the combination of Renesas’ next-generation multi-core CPU technology and cutting-edge multimedia and graphics capabilities provided by the Symbian platform. Renesas also intends to contribute to the development of the Symbian Hardware Abstraction Interface (SHAI), which will make hardware adaptation easier than ever before.

About Renesas Electronics :
Renesas Electronics Corporation, the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers, is a premiere supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad-range of analog and power devices. Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide.

TOKYO, Japan, LONDON, UK and SAN FRANCISCO, US, June 1, 2010 – Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and Symbian Foundation Limited today announced that Renesas has joined the Symbian Foundation, bringing its advanced mobile chipset technologies and expertise to the Symbian ecosystem. The availability of Renesas chipsets that support the Symbian platform enables OEMs worldwide to create Symbian-compliant devices that fully meet the needs of network operators, accelerating the adoption of Symbian around the world.

Renesas has a proven record of providing mobile chipset platforms for NTT DOCOMO’s FOMATM MOAPTM (S) Symbian-based smartphones. By becoming a member of the Symbian Foundation, Renesas has re-affirmed its commitment to working with the Symbian community to realize a truly exciting, unique multimedia user experience for mobile consumers.

Renesas has joined the Symbian Foundation to proactively participate within the open source ecosystem and to drive innovation centred on the combination of Renesas’ next-generation multi-core CPU technology and cutting-edge multimedia and graphics capabilities provided by the Symbian platform. Renesas also intends to contribute to the development of the Symbian Hardware Abstraction Interface (SHAI), which will make hardware adaptation easier than ever before.

“Symbian is thrilled to welcome Renesas Electronics Corporation as a member of the Symbian community,” said Larry Berkin, Head of Global Alliances at Symbian. “We value greatly Renesas’ vast industry and technology expertise as a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions and are certain that their active contribution, not only to the platform but also to the community, will further enrich the Symbian user experience of the future with fantastic multimedia and graphics capabilities.”

“Calling on years of experience in providing mobile chipset platforms for NTT DOCOMO’s FOMA MOAP(S) Symbian-based smartphones, Renesas is well placed to work with Symbian to enable a compelling multimedia-focused user experience on new mobile devices to come,” said Hideaki Chaki, Senior Vice President and Vice President of 2nd SoC Business Unit of Renesas Electronics Corporation. “We believe that Symbian’s global reach will allow us to further expand our mobile platform business into the smartphone market outside Japan.”