CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - February 25, 2009) - Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), the leading provider of embedded virtualization software for mobile phones and broadband internet devices, today announced that the company was selected as a finalist in the startup category in the EE Times ACE Awards, the fastest-growing electronics industry recognition program. OK Labs -- a startup delivering the OKL4 embedded hypervisor to hundreds of millions of devices -- is the first-ever virtualization recipient of this prestigious honor, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts. The EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrates innovators and leaders who bring creativity and revolutionary technology to the global industry that changes the way we work, live and play.

At the helm of an emerging market, OK Labs creates methods and technologies that define the market as they are introduced. "To be recognized as a finalist for the EE Times ACE Awards reinforces our commitment to building the mobile market for embedded hypervisor solutions," said Steve Subar, President and CEO of OK Labs. "We are also enthusiastic to see our customers among the finalists. This is a testament to the success of OKL4 and its contribution to the products and services offered by these companies."

"This year's ACE Awards finalists mark a shift in the industry, as the electronics industry becomes more focused on creating technologies attractive to consumers -- from educational toys, to microphones, cell phones and light sensors," said Junko Yoshida, editor in chief, EE Times. "The 2009 finalists represent the execution of forward-thinking technologies and creativity that captures the imagination of consumers, illustrating the influence that electronics and embedded design professionals have on today's culture."

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Open Kernel Labs is the global leader in open source virtualization software for mobile devices, consumer electronics and embedded systems. Backed by the largest, independent team of microkernel developers, the OKL4 embedded hypervisor is deployed on more than 250 million mobile phones worldwide. Chipset suppliers, handset OEMs, and mobile network operators depend on OK Labs to deliver high performance solutions that decrease BOM cost, reduce complexity and speed time-to-market.

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