|Ericsson forms new company focusing on Bluetooth technology licensing|
Posted: 22-Nov-2000 [Source: Ericsson press release]
[New company to strengthen Ericsson's position as Bluetooth market leader.]
Ericsson forms new company focusing on Bluetooth technology licensing Ericsson, one of the promoters and main driver of the Bluetooth wireless technology, will form a new company for the Bluetooth technology business.
The company will expand the Ericsson Bluetooth portfolio, which today includes components and consumer products, by licensing Bluetooth
technology for solutions ranging from hardware and software to Bluetooth knowledge, training and support. The decision is made to further strengthen Ericsson's position within the Bluetooth market place. A separate company will allow Ericsson to become more focused on technology licensing and further strengthen its position as Bluetooth market leader.
The new company will license its Bluetooth intellectual property to chip-and module manufacturers as well as large OEM manufacturers specialized in mobile consumer devices.
Today, there are over 2000 companies that have joined the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) with the aim to produce Bluetooth products.
Jurgen Neckmar has been appointed acting manager for the new company that presently involves over 100 people.
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