Open Kernel Labs Named 2008 Golden Mousetrap Award Best Product Finalist

Design News Magazine's Golden Mousetrap Award Recognizes an Embedded Virtualization Company for the First Time Ever

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 23, 2008) - Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), a global provider of systems software and virtualization technology for embedded systems in mobile devices, has been awarded finalist status for the 2008 Design News magazine's "Golden Mousetrap" awards for OKL4 2.0 with Secure HyperCell™ technology.

For more than two decades, Design News has recognized engineering innovation and creativity in product design. Design News selected OK Labs, an industry leader whose software is deployed on over 250 million devices, as a standout product in the Hardware/Software category.

OK Labs Secure Hypercell™ technology, available with OKL4, encapsulates and isolates individual applications, device drivers, critical services or complete OSes, making it possible to add functionality incrementally, without undermining the security of the existing system. OKL4 helps developers to create enterprise-safe connected devices, providing trustworthy virtualization and secure componentization. Its lightweight implementation and high performance communication helps developers to consolidate processors, enabling shorter time-to-market and lower BOM costs.

"Mobile Handsets are getting smarter, more complex and increasingly connected. With these advancements come increased risks of security attacks; not just on the individual device, but beyond the handset to any other connected system, from the enterprise network to the wireless carrier. Device security is now paramount," said Steve Subar, CEO and president, OK Labs. "OK Labs being named a finalist for the Golden Mousetrap Award further validates the industry need for device security and recognizes the strength of our innovative, comprehensive approach to securing mobile devices."

"Our Golden Mousetrap Awards give innovators the recognition they justly deserve," said Design News Editor-in-Chief, John Dodge. "We extend our sincerest congratulations to the winners and finalists."

Over the past few months, OK Labs has received multiple awards, including: both the Editor's and the coveted Readers' Choice Award from; recognition as a "Cool Vendor" in a 2008 Gartner report; and finalist status for the SYS-Con Reader's Choice Awards.

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About Open Kernel Labs:

The Open Kernel Labs leading technology in embedded systems software and virtualization enables the development of safe, trustworthy and affordable devices. Backed by the largest independent team of microkernel developers, OK Labs delivers OKL4, an advanced microkernel solution, which offers the highest performance combined with strong protection and security features. OKL4 provides developers with a robust, open source platform for building secure, differentiated embedded applications. For more information about OK Labs and its products visit OK Labs is a spin out from NICTA, Australia's preeminent Center of Excellence for information and communications technology,

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