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Mobile Games Interoperability Forum Names Management Board

The <a href="http://www.mgif.org">Mobile Games Interoperability Forum (MGIF)</a> announced formation of its management board, and named the first officers of that Board.

Game Developer, Staff

February 28, 2002

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The MGIF Management Board is comprised of the four MGIF founder companies - Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia and Siemens - plus four elected sponsor companies: Capcom, Codeonline, Konami and Picofun. The current board will serve through 2002. It consists of:

  • Chair of the board: Graham Thomas of Nokia

    • Vice Chair: Paul Goode of Motorola

    • Treasurer: Amr Attia of Siemens

    • Membership Liaison: Bo Nordblom of Ericsson

    • Technical Liaison: Matti Hamalainen of Codeonline

    • Marketing Liaison: Anders Storm of Picofun

    • Certification Activities Liaison: Tony Bickley of Konami

    • Developer Liaison: Yosuke Yoneda of Capcom The MGIF is a program of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO). It was formed by Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia and Siemens in July 2001 to address the issues of portability and interoperability in the mobile games space. The MGIF specifications will allow game developers to produce and deploy mobile games that can be distributed across multiple game servers and wireless networks, and played over different mobile devices. The MGIF says it will not specify functionality for mobile devices -- it will work with and provide input to appropriate standards bodies and forums to enable an open end-to-end games environment. The MGIF will only define API specifications and will not produce a mobile game platform. In addition from the four founding companies, the MGIF Sponsors are Borland, Capcom, Cash-U Mobile Technologies Ltd., Codeonline, Digital Bridges, iFone, Konami, Metrowerks, Picofun and Terraplay Systems.

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