Business Editors/Technology Editors
DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30,2005--Esmertec(TM), leader mondial des développeurs indépendants de solutions informatiques pour la téléphonie mobile et les outils logiciels intégrés, a annoncé aujourd'huique, selon ses prévisions, son introduction en bourse avait suscité une demande très forte et que l'offfre était actuellement sursouscrite 9 fois à 20 CHF, soit le haut de la fourchette de prix d'introduction.
( BW)(ESMERTEC) Bookbuilding Period for Esmertec IPO Extended by Two Days until Friday, July 1; First Trading on SWX Swiss Exchange Envisaged for Monday, July 4
Business Editors/Technology Editors
DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2005--Esmertec(TM), a leading global, independent developer of software solutions for mobile handsets and embedded devices, announced today that its envisaged IPO has attracted very strong demand and that the order book is currently covered over 9 times at CHF 20, the top end of the price range
Following the publication of the Preliminary Offering Memorandum on June 14, Esmertec has received letters from Tao Group Limited generally referencing certain patents and patent applications of the Tao Group. The Tao Group, based upon its misinterpretation of information posted on Esmertec's website, has expressed concerns that Esmertec's technology may overlap with certain of its asserted patent rights.
Following confirmation from intellectual property lawyers in the United States, Esmertec has found that the statements made by the Tao Group are without merit and erroneous. If required, Esmertec will vigorously defend its interests and does not expect that the costs of any such legal action would be material
The Board of Directors and the management of Esmertec as well as the Joint Bookrunners, UBS Investment Bank and Deutsche Bank, have decided to provide this information to potential investors prior to pricing the envisaged IPO. Therefore, the bookbuilding period will be extended until noon on Friday, July 1 and the first day of trading on the Main Board of the SWX Swiss Exchange is expected on Monday, July 4.
Esmertec is a leading provider of software solutions for mobile phones and embedded devices. Our high-performance solutions are delivered to chipset and embedded devices manufacturers in mobile and landline telecommunication, home-multimedia, machine-to-machine and consumer electronics markets.
Engineered for smallness, Esmertec's wireless Java(TM) (J2ME(TM)) solutions, mobile applications and components, and object-oriented software platform (OSVM(TM)) are designed to extract maximum performance from hardware environments
Founded in 1999, Esmertec is a global company headquartered in Zurich, with engineering, sales and customer support operations in Switzerland, China, Denmark, France, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK and the USA.
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