WOBURN, Mass., Apr 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced that its FlipFont™ mobile font download application will be included in a range of mobile devices from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. that are expected to ship in 2010. Samsung's Galaxy S, introduced last month at CTIA Wireless 2010, is the first product to feature FlipFont as an embedded application and provide users with the ability to enhance their mobile experience with fonts.
Samsung's Galaxy S also represents the first mobile phone ever to integrate FlipFont as a built-in application. In addition, the device becomes the first FlipFont-supported phone based on the Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android™ mobile platform.
Monotype Imaging's FlipFont application provides the ability to preview, select, license and download type from an online selection of mobile-optimized fonts from Monotype Imaging's renowned Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® typeface collections. Users activate downloaded fonts for use on supported phones, enabling the display of menus and various applications in the chosen font. Users of supported Android-powered mobile phones from Samsung will have direct access to a selection of mobile-optimized fonts through Google's Android Marketplace.
"I believe that our customers will benefit from the ability to tap into a wide range of distinctive fonts right from their mobile phone. FlipFont offers unique value that enhances the mobile user experience," said Dr. Hankil Yoon, vice president of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.
"Samsung's track record for innovation extends into the company's recognition that fonts can serve as a reflection of the individual user's personality," said John Seguin, executive vice president of Monotype Imaging. "With its commitment to taking the world in imaginative new directions, it's fitting that Samsung has taken a leadership position to endorse font downloading and bring FlipFont to the Android environment. Together we're focused on enabling more Samsung customers to enhance their phones with fonts."
Further information about FlipFont, supported phones and mobile-optimized typefaces can be found at www.flipfont.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of U.S. $96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. Further information is available at www.samsung.com.
About Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for manufacturers and developers of consumer electronics devices including laser printers, copiers, mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, navigation devices, digital cameras and software applications and operating systems. The company also provides printer drivers and color imaging technologies to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Monotype Imaging technologies are combined with access to more than 13,000 typefaces from the Monotype, Linotype and ITC typeface libraries - home to some of the world's most widely used designs, including the Times New Roman®, Helvetica® and ITC Franklin Gothic™ typefaces. Fonts are licensed to creative and business professionals through custom font design services, direct sales or e-commerce portals. Monotype Imaging offers fonts and industry-standard solutions that support all of the world's major languages. The company is based in Woburn, Mass., with regional offices in the U.K., Germany (Linotype), Japan, China and Korea, in addition to U.S. regional offices in Mt. Prospect, Ill., Redwood City, Calif. and Boulder, Colo. Information about Monotype Imaging and its products can be found at www.monotypeimaging.com.
Monotype is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. FlipFont is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Times New Roman is a trademark of The Monotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. Linotype is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Helvetica is a trademark of Linotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions in the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype GmbH. ITC is a trademark of International Typeface Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. ITC Franklin Gothic is a trademark of International Typeface Corp. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2010 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.
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