Faith, Inc.

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Faith, Inc. is a Japan-based organization that provided MIDI-related services and downloadable content to Qualcomm and device manufacturers. It was founded in 1992 by Hajime Hirasawa.

Before founding Faith, founder Hajime Hirasawa was hired at Nintendo in 1990, and wrote soundtracks for two games: Time Twist: Rekishi no Katasumi de... and Star Fox. Following the completion of his work for Star Fox, he left Nintendo over disputes regarding the ownership of his music, and went on to found Faith the same year, a year before Star Fox was released.

Faith had deals to produce synthesizers with NEC and Rohm, and worked in collaboration with Qualcomm, Inc. to develop the CMX multimedia solution.

Moderati, Inc. (Faith West)

Moderati logo

In May of 2002, Faith West, Inc. was founded as a US-based subsidiary of Faith. In June of the same year, it started the Modtones service, which provided downloadable polyphonic ringtones to many carriers including:

  • Alltel
  • AT&T Wireless
  • Bell South
  • Cellular One
  • China Unicom
  • Hutch CAT Thailand
  • Sprint PCS
  • Telstra Australia
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Virgin Mobile US

In 2005, Faith West changed its name to Moderati.

On 12 Feb, 2007, Moderati was acquired by Bellrock Media, Inc.[1]