Insignia Announces Integration of its Java-Enabling Technology with Latest Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 Business PDA

Wireless Linux Device Uses Insignia Technology to Provide Integration With Enterprise Applications for Mobile Workers

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 19, 2002 -- Insignia Solutions(R) (Nasdaq:INSG) announced today that Sharp Corporation's newly launched Zaurus SL-5600 PDA includes its Java(TM)-enabling technology. The Zaurus SL-5600 is a powerful and expandable Linux(R)-based business PDA and wireless capable solution for enterprise users and professional consumers. Following this agreement, Insignia's technology is now available on all models in the Sharp Zaurus range.

Insignia's software enables Zaurus users to easily download and run Java-based content on the Zaurus SL-5600. Use of the Insignia Jeode(TM) software makes it simple to migrate and run enterprise applications on the device, as well as Java content created by the estimated 250,000 mobile Java developers worldwide.

Designed for the enterprise user with a heavy workload, the Zaurus SL-5600 features Sharp's high-resolution color-reflective QVGA LCD screen technology, a cleverly designed integrated QWERTY keyboard with a sliding cover, extra-long battery life with a rechargeable, replaceable 1700 mAh battery standard, a unique new memory architecture offering the corporate user 64MB of protected flash memory, plus 32MB of SDRAM, dual expansion with Compact Flash(TM) and SD/MMC card slots. In addition, it features a powerful Intel(R) XScale(TM) 400MHz processor and an integrated speaker and microphone offering corporate users an advanced mobile enterprise device for all their business and personal needs.

"The combination of wireless connectivity, superior functionality and high performance makes the new Zaurus a perfect fit for the needs of the business market," said Mark McMillan, president, Insignia Solutions. "Key to this is its ability to extend enterprise applications to mobile users quickly and easily using our Java-enabling software in order to deliver real business benefits. This new agreement with Sharp further demonstrates our leadership in the mobile Java marketplace."

Insignia Jeode is an implementation of Insignia's industry-leading Java virtual machine environment, tailored for the limited memory resources and browsing requirements of PDAs and related smart handheld devices. It is fully compatible with the PersonalJava(TM) specification, and supports all PersonalJava 1.2 class libraries, including optional classes, and features Insignia's patent-pending Dynamic Adaptive Compilation technology, which delivers responsive Java application performance.

About Insignia Solutions

Insignia Solutions' provisioning-infrastructure software enables wireless carriers and mobile device manufacturers to fully capitalize on the mobile service opportunity. Founded in 1986, Insignia is a market-share leading supplier of Java virtual machine software solutions for high-growth markets including mobile, digital TV, telematics, and embedded systems. More than 40 million units of Insignia's JVM(TM) technology are licensed by major partners including Samsung, HP, BSQUARE, Wind River, Fujitsu, NEC, Toshiba, Motorola and Siemens AG. Insignia Solutions is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol INSG. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California with R&D and European operations based in the United Kingdom, and its Asian HQ in Japan. For additional information about Insignia or its products please visit

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