Symbian Joins Futuremark's Smartphone Benchmark Development Program

June 20, 2005

Symbian Joins Futuremark's Smartphone Benchmark Development Program

Largest smartphone operating system provider also licenses Futuremark source code

Saratoga, CA and Symbian Partner Event, Tokyo, Japan – June 20th, 2005 – Futuremark Corporation, a leading provider of performance-analysis software and services, announced today that Symbian is joining its handheld benchmark development program. In addition, Symbian is licensing source codes for Futuremark's current SPMark04 product and two forthcoming handheld benchmark products.
"Symbian's stamp of approval of Futuremark's Smartphone Benchmark Development is evident in its joining the program," said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Futuremark. "Having the world's largest smartphone operating system provider working with us as we define and implement industry standard performance gauges testifies just how important it is for the whole Symbian ecosystem to have unbiased high-quality benchmarks," Sarkkinen added.
Symbian develops Symbian OS™, the market-leading open mobile operating system for advanced mobile phones (also known as smartphones), that is licensed to the world's leading handset manufacturers. . Futuremark Corporation has created industry's first publicly available Symbian OS platform performance test suite, SPMark04. It measures the performance and power efficiency of Symbian OS-based smartphones, and includes OpenGL ES API 3D game scenes, image processing, as well as native Symbian OS applications such as address book and calendar. In addition, Futuremark is currently working on next generation OpenGL ES and mobile Java performance benchmarks.
"As Symbian enters the mass market with Symbian OS smartphones, we are committed to delivering the best possible platform to our customers, who in turn can offer the best possible mobile phone user experience," said Mike Whittingham, director, strategic programs, Symbian Ltd. "Futuremark's products will help Symbian and the Symbian ecosystem delivers the best in class products by offering a standard metric to measure Symbian OS phone performance from which we will all learn." Whittingham added.

About Symbian Ltd
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS™, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.
Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world's leading handset manufacturers. The following Symbian OS licensees have Symbian OS-based mobile phones in production and / or in development: Arima, BenQ, Fujitsu for NTT DoCoMo FOMA, LG, Lenovo, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Sendo, Sharp, Siemens, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. In the first quarter of 2005, more than 6.75m Symbian OS-based mobile phones were sold worldwide, taking the installed base of Symbian OS phones to more than 32 million.
Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in the United States, Europe, Israel and Asia (Bangalore, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo).
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About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series and SPMark™ (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 12 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit

© 2005 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark® and SPMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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