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Wokingham, UK, September 11th, 2007 - Perforce Software announced that UIQ Technology AB, an independent software provider to leading mobile phone manufacturers, is using Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management (SCM) system, to version and manage its source code and documentation. UIQ Technology credits Perforce with playing an instrumental role in the development of the newest version of the company’s open software platform, UIQ 3.1, embedded in many leading smartphones including Motorola’s new RIZR Z8 and Sony Ericsson’s W960i phones. UIQ is pre-integrated and tested with Symbian OS.

“Perforce SCM has helped us remain in control during the rapid evolution of smartphone handset technology,” said Jonas Lindeborg, VP Software Development. “Perforce gives us a fast, reliable and scalable management system for our UIQ code base.”

More than 200 software engineers actively develop and maintain the UIQ platform. UIQ’s collection of source code is very large and consists of a range of active code streams including current and upcoming releases as well as previous releases still maintained for older smartphones.

Perforce’s architecture enables close collaboration between all contributors to the UIQ platform. For example, UIQ Technology uses Perforce to store documentation alongside source code. Perforce also enables remote development, accessed by users over a VPN, as well as by those in the head office in Ronneby, Sweden.

“Perforce helps our pre-system integration process because its branching and merging capabilities enable developers to test code rigorously in their personal branches before merging it back for colleagues to use,” adds Lindeborg.

Of critical importance to UIQ Technology is Perforce’s ability to support atomic change transactions and efficiently branch multiple codelines. Atomic changelists ensure the integrity of changes made to multiple files. Perforce’s unique Inter-File Branching™ system facilitates the branching and merging of many thousands of files. These two features allow UIQ Technology to manage large numbers of codelines at one time—ensuring the integrity of the codebase while bringing products to market faster.

About UIQ Technology

UIQ Technology AB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. UIQ Technology creates and licenses the open software platform, UIQ, to leading mobile phone manufacturers. The flexible and customizable user interface and development platform is pre-integrated and tested with Symbian OS, the leading industry standard operating system for mobile phones.

About the Perforce SCM System

Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is an award-winning tool that tracks and manages software development for enterprises large and small. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development, and supports developers across more than 50 operating systems. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.

About Perforce Software

Founded in 1995, Perforce Software Inc. develops, markets, and supports Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System. Perforce Software is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., and sells worldwide. The company has international operations in Europe, Japan, and India. In addition to application software companies, Perforce customers represent a broad range of industries including the game development, electronics, pharmaceutical, and financial services markets.

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