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Intrinsyc Join Open Handset Alliance

Article by: Mike Barrett
Date: 2 Jun 2011

Intrinsyc have announced that they have joined the Open Handset Alliance. For those of you who have not heard of Intrinsyc they are the company responsible for the Destinator SatNav software.

The Open Handset Alliance's mission statement is "A commitment to openness, a shared vision for the future and concrete plans to make that vision a reality. The OHA is a group of 81 technology and mobile companies who have combined to develop Android "the first complete, open, and free mobile platform"

Reading the press release it is difficult to work out what part of the Intrinsyc IP or resources are to be contributed to the project, but one can safely assume that as a commercial company Destinator will not become an open source project.

The full press release follows:

Intrinsyc joins Open Handset Alliance

Will Support Market Expansion of Android Platform with Complementary Software and Services

VANCOUVER, BC – June 1, 2011 – Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. (TSX: ICS) (“Intrinsyc”), a leading Android™ software solutions provider to the global mobile device community, today announced that it is bolstering its support of the Android device market with the announcement of membership in the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). The OHA is a consortium with over 80 mobile industry members that are strongly committed to promoting the open and royalty free Android platform.

Intrinsyc was an early supporter of the Android platform and has been a key contributor to the rapid adoption of Android on smartphone, e-reader and tablet platforms, having successfully delivered numerous project engagements with industry leading device manufacturers and silicon vendors.

In addition to providing the engineering expertise on award winning mobile devices, Intrinsyc developed and licensed device management and telephony software to accelerate their time to market. Intrinsyc’s RapidRIL™ provides a fast and reliable solution for Android telephony and has been licensed by several Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEM”), Silicon Vendors, and Modem Vendors.

Intrinsyc also has valuable expertise in Android application development as a result of the development of navigation/LBS applications that are used by leading Android smartphone manufacturers, such as LG Electronics, and sold through Android Market™ under the brand name Destinator®.

Android is enjoying enormous success as a complete and open platform for smartphone development and is expanding as a great fit for tablets, and other consumer devices,” stated Tracy Rees, Intrinsyc’s Chief Executive Officer. “Intrinsyc is a leading enabler of the Android platform and looks forward to building on our commercialization efforts with new software and services engagements.”

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