Noah Education to Embed Trolltech's Qt to Develop Next Generation Learning Devices

2008-07-09 14:34 763

SHENZHEN, China, July 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Noah Education Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NED), China’s leading provider of supplementary education content and services, today announced that it has partnered with the software company Trolltech to develop a new generation of multi-functional learning devices for the China market. Trolltech’s flagship product, Qt, is a cross-platform application framework for desktop and embedded development. Noah will employ Trolltech’s Qt for Embedded Linux, which will allow Noah to build off the embedded, free and open-source Linux operating system to create more advanced applications and state-of-the-art interactive features for the company’s digital-learning devices (“DLDs”).

“We are confident this partnership with Trolltech will enable us to develop new products with even higher levels of technical facility,” said Zheng Wei, senior vice president of Noah. “The unique and rich user experience brought by the Trolltech Qt for Embedded Linux will help us to rapidly build applications and stylish user interfaces, effectively shortening the product development cycle and enhancing the Noah user experience.”

Mr. Dong Xu, Noah chairman and chief executive officer added, “Noah is the market leader in terms of sales in China’s DLD market and a nationally recognized brand. Our company is known for delivering the highest quality educational content on effective and engaging platforms. Students today expect and respond to cutting-edge, interactive technology in their studies. The incorporation of Trolltech’s framework into Noah’s new products will further enhance our offerings and create an even more captivating learning experience for students.”

About Trolltech

Trolltech provides cross-platform software development frameworks and application platforms. Trolltech’s Qt is used in popular software such as Skype, Google Earth, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Lucasfilm and by more than 5000 customers worldwide. Trolltech’s Qtopia has enabled a new generation of exciting consumer devices such as mobile handsets, video-phones, set-top boxes and media players. Trolltech’s software has shipped in more than 15 million devices. Trolltech is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TROLL. For more information about Trolltech please visit the company’s website: or .

About Noah

Noah Education Holdings Limited (“Noah”) is a leading provider of supplementary education content to China’s elementary and middle school students. Noah develops and markets interactive educational content, software and delivery platforms that combine traditional education content with digital and multi-media technologies to cater to students’ interests and enhance academic efficiency and performance. Noah employs a nationwide sales network, powerful brand image, and accessible and diversified delivery platforms to attract students to its innovative content. Noah delivers its education content via Noah electronic educational products, Noah’s online website and after-school tutoring centers. The interactive and comprehensive structure of Noah’s offerings encourages students and teachers to form knowledge-sharing communities around the Noah brand. Noah was founded in 2004 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol NED.

For more information about Noah, please visit .

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Wendy Li

Noah Education Holdings Limited

Tel: +86-755-8204-3465


Helen Plummer

Ogilvy Financial (Beijing)

Tel: +86-10-8520-3090


In the United States:

Jessica Barist Cohen

Ogilvy Financial (New York)

Tel: +1-646-460-9989


Source: Noah Education Holdings Limited
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