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Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, United Kingdom, 2009/02/05 - World Logic Corporation, a leading-edge technology company developing advanced methods of text and information entry, announced the appointment of Jim Yano as Chief Operating Officer, as part of its refocus on business growth for 2009.
Mr Yano brings a wealth of experience to his new role, after previously holding the position of VP of sales and marketing for Aspectrics, a developer of patented scientific instruments. Yano also previously held senior a position with Agilent Technologies. He holds an MBA with honours from St Mary's College, Moraga, California and a BS in Chemistry from Cleveland State University, Ohio.
The appointment of Jim Yano to the role of COO represents the first stage of WordLogic's expansion strategy. An established technology company, WordLogic will be addressing its distribution channels, markets, sales strategy and growth under Mr Yano's direction. Mr Yano is a skilled developer of key channel partner relationships and has in-depth knowledge of global business cultures, business development and product development. His initial duties as WordLogic COO will be to develop and execute the company's business plan, as well as initiating the growth of the OEM strategy.
WordLogic is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The initial focus for the company is to develop a cutting-edge text input technology for mobile devices with a touch screen that utilize the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. The core of the technology is a word and phrase text prediction engine. Upon typing a letter the system offers the user a list of completion candidates, which can be rapidly selected and inserted into the text. The same technology was later introduced to the desktop, micro-PC and tablet computer markets.
Mr Yano, COO of WordLogic said: "I believe that WordLogic is a company that has great potential and I am excited about the challenges and opportunities the business model presents me with. In recent years, the company has developed and expanded its product range, which is an area we plan to continue to strengthen as we further develop our patent portfolio."
The WordLogic solution is used as typing software, an assistive technology, a research tool and an aid in language learning and instruction. It delivers predictive text solutions designed to accelerate the entry of text and information. The company's product portfolio includes WordLogic's Predictive Keyboard, a software that provides an entry system, adapting to a user's vocabulary and tendencies to predict the next most common letters, words, or phrases; and incorporates dictionary, thesaurus, spellchecker, calculator, multilingual symbol capability and fast access to internet sites from common software applications. Its software also incorporates internet search engines, like Google, that enable a user to highlight a word, press the search key, and automatically initiate a Google search or retrieve the Merriam Webster Dictionary definition of the word.
Frank Evanshen, CEO and Chairman of WordLogic, comments: "We are delighted to welcome Jim to the team here. He brings with him a blend of product development with marketing and sales expertise, which will prove invaluable to WordLogic. It is an exciting time for us and we are very fortunate to have such a talented team.
For further information about WordLogic Corporation and its services, please email, phone +1 604-257-3660.
About WordLogic Corporation
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC WordLogic Corporation (wordlogic.com) is a leading-edge technology company developing advanced methods of text and information entry into personal computing devices ranging from small handheld Mobile devices to Tablet and Desktop computers. WordLogic has several patents granted on its current products with several new applications currently under consideration.