Porticos Awarded Sony Ericsson Contract for Next Generation Mobile

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Porticos, a mechanical design and product development services firm in Research Triangle Park, was recently selected to deliver the mechanical design for a next generation mobile phone for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. “This is a good example of how our strong mechanical design and innovative problem solving can help corporations make and save money through the design process,” says Jonathan DeLine, President of Porticos. “A corporation like Sony Ericsson can take on additional projects that run concurrently with existing mobile phone projects, allowing them to introduce a broader mobile phone portfolio without incurring the cost associated with hiring long term resources.”

Mark Weadon, Manager of Sony Ericsson’s Platform Development Team said, “Porticos was selected based on their strong track record and experience in delivering quality mechanical solutions for high-tech products like mobile phones. They have a history of delivering designs that meet our stringent performance requirements without compromising the look, shape, or feel of the phone.” The contract began in late 2003. Deliverables from the contract will last throughout 2004.

About Porticos — Porticos, Inc. is a mechanical engineering and product development company located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Established in 2003, Porticos continues to produce innovative and effective solutions for its clients and the markets they serve. Porticos, Inc. provides mechanical design, analysis, research and development services to clients including Dell, Motorola, Raytheon, Emerson, and many others. For more information on how Porticos “turns good ideas into great products,” please visit www.porticos.net.

About Sony-Ericsson — Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB offers mobile communications products for people who appreciate the possibilities of powerful technology. Established in 2001 by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Sony Corporation, the joint venture continues to build on the success of its two innovative parent companies. Sony Ericsson creates value for its operator customers by bringing new ways of using multimedia communications while mobile. The company’s management is based in London, and has 4,000 employees across the globe working on research, development, design, sales, marketing, distribution and support. For further information, please visit: www.SonyEricsson.com