REDMOND, Wash., and SHENZHEN, China — Oct. 8, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. and YuLong Computer Telecommunication Scientific Co. Ltd. (YuLong Telecommunication) today announced a patent licensing agreement that enables YuLong Telecommunication to integrate Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol on the company’s mobile phones. By licensing Exchange ActiveSync, YuLong Telecommunication can provide mobile users with the ability to synchronize e-mails, calendars, contacts and notes between mobile devices and Microsoft Exchange Server using Exchange ActiveSync direct push technology.
“We are pleased to enter into this patent licensing deal with YuLong Telecommunication for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync,” said Steven Chen, senior director of Microsoft Business Division China. “Microsoft is committed to enhancing the consumer experience through intellectual property (IP) collaboration, and we believe this deal is an important step in continuing to work more collaboratively with companies in China to help deliver better products to consumers and develop a more vibrant IT industry.”
YuLong Telecomunication is the largest Windows CE phone original equipment manufacturer in China, and as a result of this agreement plans to release Coolpad brand handsets pre-installed with Microsoft direct push technology.
“People in China, as well as the rest of the world, are demanding more secure, better wireless synchronization with their mobile devices. Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync technology has become the choice for mobile synchronization and communication around the world,” said Li Wang, standing vice president of YuLong Telecommunication. “By implementing the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync specification technology, we are enabling our customers to easily manage their Exchange e-mail, calendar and contacts on their mobile phones.”
Exchange ActiveSync is a communication protocol which allows mobile clients to synchronize e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks with Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft has been licensing the Exchange ActiveSync protocol for mobile devices since 2003.
Microsoft’s Commitment to Licensing IP
Today’s announcement builds on the growing industry adoption of Exchange ActiveSync by device licensees such as Apple Inc., ASUSTeK Computer Inc., HTC Corp., Nokia Corp., Palm Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB.
The Exchange ActiveSync Patent Licensing Program is another example of the important role IP collaboration plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant IT ecosystem. Since the launch of its IP licensing program in December 2003, Microsoft has entered into more than 500 licensing agreements and continues to develop programs that make it possible for customers, partners and competitors to access its IP portfolio. The program was developed to open access to Microsoft’s significant research and development investments and its growing, broad patent and IP portfolio.
More information about Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is available at http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/default.mspx. Additional information about Microsoft’s IP licensing program is available at http://www.microsoft.com/iplicensing.
About YuLong Computer Telecommunication Scientific Co. Ltd.
Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (“Yulong Telecommunication”), founded in 1993, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Wireless Technologies Limited (Listed on the main board of HKEX. Stock Code 2369). It is dedicated to wireless data integration solutions with smart phones at the core. It is a professional provider of integrated solutions for smart phone sets, mobile data platform systems and value-added business operations in China.
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