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F-Origin and Trolltech Partnership Delivers Motion Control Functionality to Linux-Based Devices

Partnership Streamlines Development For Creating Next-Generation User Interfaces For Mobile Devices

PLEASANTON, Calif. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- F-Origin, pioneers in innovative touch screen, gesturing and motion-control solutions and platforms, and Trolltech, creators of application development platforms for desktop and mobile devices, today announced that they are partnering to bring motion control to Linux-based devices. The partnership will enable a new generation of post-iPhone interfaces that take innovation and usability to a new level.

As part of the partnership, Trolltech and F-Origin are working together to seamlessly integrate Trolltech's Qtopia platform for Linux based devices with F-Origin's IRIS Motion Control SDK. Together, they provide a solution that enables simple and quick creation of motion-controlled interfaces, games and applications.

"As the bar continues to rise in mobile usability, the ability to efficiently implement never-before-seen user interfaces is imperative," said Benoit Schillings, Trolltech CTO. "Our partnership with F-Origin will aim to efficiently deliver the next-generation of user interfaces. They are a leader in creating motion and gesture-based navigation functionality, which adds great value for our Qtopia customers."

Trolltech's Qtopia platform allows device manufacturers to easily create and customize the user experience by providing a mature, flexible foundation that enables efficient creation of Linux-based devices and interfaces.

"Trolltech has a highly flexible and open platform for creating handheld user interfaces," said Joe Carsanaro, President and CEO of F-Origin. "When it came time for us to choose a platform to demonstrate our IRIS technology, Qtopia was a natural fit. The ease of use and flexibility of Qtopia makes it an ideal platform to build upon for companies seeking to create interfaces that have never been seen before."

The new Qtopia extensions for IRIS allow Qtopia applications to draw on a virtual surface that is larger than the physical screen. IRIS renders a 3D first-person perspective view of this surface, which users can control by simply tilting the device and dragging a finger across the display area.

The IRIS API stack also provides a rich toolbox of features that Qtopia developers can use to design their own innovative motion-controlled interfaces. The services provided by these APIs include:

-- Detection and notification of meaningful motion events, such as landscape/portrait rotation and gestures. -- Mapping physical device movement to the virtual movement of 3D objects, virtual cameras, etc. -- Real-time modeling of the device's precise orientation with respect to gravity, as well as its relative orientation with respect to some starting orientation. -- Filtering, normalization and more. About F-Origin, Inc.

F-Origin is the leading provider of innovative touchscreen, motion control and UI technologies that enable OEMs and ODMs to rapidly and cost-effectively develop intelligent interface solutions for mobile and fixed display devices. F-Origin's creative technologies increase OEM and ODM profit margins by reducing product development time and costs, increasing device marketability, improving product ease of use and increasing design flexibility. F-Origin has offices in Silicon Valley and North Carolina. More information is available at http://www.f-origin.com/.

About Trolltech

Trolltech creates application development platforms for desktop and mobile device innovation. Trolltech's software increases the appeal of our customer's desktop applications and devices while reducing their risks and software development costs. Trolltech's technologies accelerate the evolution of software by unleashing the creative power of the developer.

Trolltech software is the foundation for thousands of leading products worldwide, many from Global 2000 companies. Trolltech is a second-generation open source company, with a dual licensing business model that supports open source values and methodology in a profitable, sustainable business. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TROLL. For more information about Trolltech, please visit http://www.trolltech.com/.

F-Origin is a trademark of F-Origin, Inc. Trolltech is a registered trademark of Trolltech ASA. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

Press contacts: U.S. Europe Candace Locklear Andrea Willige SparkPR Six Degrees Public Relations +1 415 321-1876 + 44 1628 480280 [email protected]@sixdegreespr.com Asia Andy Coffaro Yvonne Liao FortyThree, Inc. Ruder Finn Asia 831.401.3175 + 86 10 64 62 73 21 [email protected]@ruderfinnasia.com

F-Origin, Inc.

CONTACT: U.S., Candace Locklear of SparkPR, +1-415-321-1876,
[email protected]; or Andy Coffaro of FortyThree, Inc., +1-831-401-3175,
[email protected]; or Europe, Andrea Willige of Six Degrees Public
Relations, + 44 1628 480280, [email protected]; or Asia, Yvonne
Liao of Ruder Finn Asia, + 86 10 64 62 73 21, [email protected], all for
F-Origin, Inc.

Web site: http://www.f-origin.com/
http://www.trolltech.com/

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