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Pantech Ships Tuxera File Systems in High-End Android Smartphones

October 23, 2012

HELSINKI, Finland and SEOUL, Korea, October 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Delivers Market Leading SD Memory Card Performance and Reliability in Record Time to

Tuxera Inc. announced today that Pantech has integrated and licensed Tuxera exFAT into
its award-winning Android smartphones. Powered by Tuxera software, Pantech smartphones can
now support 64GB and higher capacity SDXC flash memory cards, which greatly expand the
available storage space for pictures, videos and apps. The first model with SDXC is
Pantech Vega R3 with 5.3-inch screen and LTE running on Qualcomm S4 Pro. Pantech has also
licensed Tuxera NTFS to be included in future models.

With Tuxera software Android and other device manufacturers get support for the latest
SDXC high capacity memory card standard as well as USB storages. Tuxera file systems also
greatly enhance the performance of standard SD and SDHC cards and internal MMC flash
storages. The solutions offer the best available performance from any file system and
include Tuxera’s innovations for fail safe level reliability and on-the-fly check and
repair functionality.

Pantech chose Tuxera because of proven market leadership, combining the best time to
market with guaranteed reliability and top performance. The performance improvements also
fit well with Pantech focus on Android optimization for improved battery life and
usability. As a result, Pantech Vega R3 writes to SDXC cards double as fast as the current
Android smartphone market leader.

“Pantech Vega R3 is our flagship LTE model. R3 stands for Real, Remarkable, and
Revolutionary. We believe this to be our best Android smartphone yet in many regards –
the best performance, the best user experience and the best battery life.” said Lee Jun
Woo (COO) at Pantech. “We are pleased to include Tuxera file system solutions to all our
latest LTE models. Tuxera has the ultimate exFAT solution for SDXC and their cloud based
24/7 technical support helps us dramatically reduce the time to market.”

“Pantech is our marquee customer in the high end Android smartphone market because of
Pantech’s segment-leading focus on device performance and user experience.” said Paul
Choo, Senior Country Manager, Korea. “Today, Tuxera stands as the leading provider of
Android file systemslargely thanks to our close work with leading manufacturers like
Pantech with whom we proudly share a relentless drive to ship quality products to the
markets worldwide.”

About Tuxera: Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music,
pictures, videos and other content to be ported across mobiles, tablets, home
entertainment, consumer, industrial or any other electronics. Tuxera’s industry-standard
file system solutions for Android, Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have hundreds of
millions installations. Close collaboration with industry leaders ensures reliable
compatibility and helps to set high standard in performance, low power use for embedded
and mobile solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.tuxera.com

About Pantech: Pantech Co., Ltd., is one of Korea’s top three mobile handset makers.
Pantech has received wide-ranging industry recognition for its innovative handset designs,
and has also introduced a significant number of breakthrough technologies in the mobile
phone industry. Established in 1991, Pantech collectively has approximately 3,500
employees and 6 regional sales offices worldwide. For more information on Pantech, please
visit http://www.pantech.com.

        For more information, please contact:
        Viet-Anh Le
        Marketing Manager


Source: PR Newswire