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QualityLogic Inc. announced today that it has been selected by Microsoft Corp. to provide certification testing services for its new Â?Designed for Windows for Pocket PC 2002Â? logo program.

Moorpark, CA – April 17, 2002 – QualityLogic Inc. announced today that it has been selected by Microsoft Corp. to provide certification testing services for its new “Designed for Windows for Pocket PC 2002” logo program. The program will allow end-users to easily identify software products that are compatible with Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002 devices and incorporate new functionality featured in Pocket PC 2002, where applicable.

“A vital component of Microsoft’s Mobile2Market — the Marketplace Framework for Mobile Applications that enables a process for the delivery of network-ready wireless applications for Windows Powered mobile platforms — is the certification of mobile applications,” said Vimal Sethi, product manager for the Mobility Group at Microsoft Corp. “We’re thrilled that QualityLogic is teaming with us to ensure Pocket PC 2002 application compliance with Microsoft security and network guidelines so mobile operators and end users know it meets the high bar for excellence we’ve set.”

For developers of Pocket PC 2002-compatible applications, QualityLogic’s certification testing ensures their products are fully functional on Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002 devices and were designed to take advantage of the unique benefits of running on these devices. This independent evaluation also gives developers of “Designed for Windows for Pocket PC 2002” applications an edge in the market, since buyers know that certified applications meet Microsoft’s stringent requirements.

ISVs with one or more products that pass certification testing for this logo program are eligible to join the Microsoft Certified Partner Program at the Member level. Certified Partners benefit from their participation in this program through the increased revenue, lower cost of doing business, faster time to market, and market recognition opportunities that are made available exclusively to Microsoft Certified Partners. More information on the Microsoft Certified Partner Program can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/partner/partnering/certified/.

James Mater, President and CEO, QualityLogic, stated, “QualityLogic is pleased to have the opportunity to conduct Pocket PC Certification on behalf of Microsoft. With the proliferation of mobile applications on the market, it’s more important than ever for ISVs to ‘Get Certified’. Certification provides a level of differentiation from the competition and assures buyers they are getting superior products – and peace of mind.” Mater continued, “QualityLogic has a long history of providing testing services for the telephony industry, and years of experience working closely with Microsoft.”

QualityLogic has extensive experience testing mobile devices, operating systems, m-commerce applications, telephony applications and wireless LANs for clients such as Microsoft, Intel Dialogic, Nokia, Ericsson, Kyocera and Novavox, to name a few. For more information, go to http://www.qualitylogic.com/certification_programs.html.

About QualityLogic

QualityLogic, named to the Deloitte & Touche “Los Angeles Technology Fast 50” for three consecutive years, provides flexible quality assurance solutions serving business at all levels, from hardware device and software product tests to enterprise-wide QA initiatives. Visit QualityLogic’s Web site, http://www.qualitylogic.com, or call (800) 436-6292 ext. 122.

QualityLogic is a registered trademark of QualityLogic Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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