Openwave Systems is focused on the mobile data software and services industry. It pioneered HDML, a precursor to WML. Openwave Systems operates two of its products as companies. They are known as Openwave Mobility and Openwave Messaging. In 1999, with the introduction of WAP standards, it acquired Apiion, Ltd. of Belfast. In 2001, it merged with Software.com and in 2002 it acquired SignalSoft Corp., the developer of location based services, who developed the first platforms to provide E911 services as per the first Federal Communications Commission requirements. In 2004 Openwave acquired Nombas Inc., the developer of Cmm, which was later enhanced to support ECMAScript and renamed ScriptEase. In January 2006, Openwave closed the $120 million acquisition of Musiwave, a French music application services provider for mobile phones founded by Gilles Babinet. In February 2008, Openwave launched a contextual advertising system for mobile phones. Mobile browser software by Openwave Systems shipped on over one billion handsets, Â at one point approx 49% of the global browser-capable device shipments, to over 70 mobile operators. Openwave System was established by Alain Rossmann in 1996. It is based in Redwood City, California.