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At the same time Jan will assume the newly created role of Head of Sony Ericsson Silicon Valley. Jan will be based at the company’s Redwood Shores, California, offices and will report directly to Bert Nordberg, President, Sony Ericsson.

Jan brings 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, during which time he has served as CTO of Ericsson as well as led the company’s development of both GSM and 3G technologies. He also has vast experience in building technology partnerships and alignment with leading operator customers in the US, Europe, Japan and China. Since 2008 Jan has been based in San Jose, California, and has been responsible for technology strategies for the Ericsson Group.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Bert Nordberg, President, Sony Ericsson, said: “I am very pleased today to announce the appointment of Jan Uddenfeldt to our management team as our new CTO and Head of Sony Ericsson Silicon Valley. Jan is deeply rooted in the telecommunications industry, and he will bring a wealth of experience and insight to Sony Ericsson. Over the years he has gained a deep understanding of our industry’s leading technologies, as well as our key operator customers around the world.”

Commenting on the appointment, Jan said: “I am happy to be joining Sony Ericsson during these very exciting and dynamic times in the telecommunications industry. I believe the transition of the mobile phone to the mobile internet is truly beneficial to Sony Ericsson, whose strong focus has been in designing and creating high-end smartphones. The decision to strengthen Sony Ericsson in Silicon Valley is a natural one as the area is the epicentre for the development of mobile operating systems and application software.”

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Note to Editors: Sony Ericsson Silicon Valley is one of four Sony Ericsson R&D sites worldwide. The global other sites are based in Lund (Sweden), Beijing and Tokyo. As a key centre for new technology and partnerships, the Silicon Valley office aims to tap in to new technology developments and harness the technology trends of the future.

Sony Ericsson is a 50:50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson established in October 2001, with global corporate functions located in London and operations in all major markets. Our vision is to become the industry leader in Communication Entertainment; where new styles of communicating through the internet and social media, become entertainment. Sony Ericsson offers exciting consumer experiences through phones, accessories, content and applications.