LAS VEGAS, CES 2008, January 7 /PRNewswire/ -- OKI Electric Industry, Co., Ltd., the leading Japanese electronic equipment manufacturer and Alpine Electronics Inc, Japan's leading manufacturer of in-car audio equipment, mobile multimedia components and in-car navigation systems joined forces with Runcom Technologies Ltd, the pioneer in ODFMA(R) enabling technologies for Mobile WiMAX. The three companies will demonstrate the world's first car navigation system with streaming content based on Mobile WiMAX technology at Runcom's booth (Sands 72702) at International CES 2008 in Las Vegas from January 7th to 10th.

The companies worked closely for the past several months to develop a Mobile WiMAX in-vehicle navigation system with embedded broadband wireless communications capabilities to enable the system to upload information such as road maps, attractions, near by events and additional Location Based Services, to report car maintenance status and failures and many other broadband IP applications.

"We are pleased to demonstrate the world's first mobile WiMAX car navigation system at the CES. OKI will add its share to the mobile WiMAX ecosystem with the compact-flash cards and in-vehicle navigation system which will enable users with new and exciting services," said Masasuke Kishi, EVP of Network Systems Company, OKI Electric Industry.

Israel Koffman, VP of Marketing of Runcom added, "According to the understanding between the companies Runcom will provide it's market first and leading mobile WiMAX RNA200 as well as its new RNA300 ASIC with enhanced capability."

Alpine is interested in a new car navigation system with mobile WiMAX communication technology and trying to research and develop it ahead in the industry.

About OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1881, OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd. is Japan's first telecommunications manufacturer, with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. OKI provides top-quality products, technologies and solutions to its customers through its info-telecom system business, semiconductor business and printer business. All three businesses function as a collective force to create exciting new products and technologies that satisfy a spectrum of customer needs in various markets. Visit OKI's global web site at

About Alpine Electronics Inc.

Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics system supplier and an ISO certified global corporation. Alpine specializes in engineering and manufacturing products for mobile media systems that include audio, video, navigation and connectivity solutions. With research and development facilities in Asia, Europe and the U.S., Alpine is the automotive specialist for premium sound systems and vehicle navigation for both aftermarket and OEM factory installations. For more information, visit Alpine on the Internet: or contact at

About Runcom Technologies Ltd.

Runcom is a technology company pioneering OFDMA based silicon solutions for User Terminals and Base Stations that comply with the IEEE802.16e-2005 standard for WiBro and Mobile WiMAX applications; Runcom Products include the PHY and MAC communication layers. Runcom RNA200 ASIC was the first Mobile WiMAX compliant ASIC in the Market. For more information, visit Runcom on the Internet: or contact Israel Koffman at

Press Contacts: For OKI: For Europe and Americas: For Asia and Other Areas: Naomi Takeuchi Akiko Horiguchi Public Relations Division Public Relations Division Phone: +1-408-737-6279 Phone: +81-3-3580-8950 Email: Email: For Alpine: Ko Shiraishi Tokyo Office PR Group Phone:+81-3-3494-1179 For Runcom: Israel Koffman VP Marketing Phone:+972-545-303110 Email:

Press Contacts: For OKI: For Europe and Americas: Naomi Takeuchi, Public Relations Division, Phone: +1-408-737-6279, Email:; For Asia and Other Areas: Akiko Horiguchi, Public Relations Division, Phone: +81-3-3580-8950, Email:; For Alpine: Ko Shiraishi, Tokyo Office PR Group, Phone:+81-3-3494-1179,; For Runcom: Israel Koffman, VP Marketing, Phone:+972-545-303110, Email: