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ACCESS to Provide Advanced Embedded Software Solution for Intel’s Newest Applications Processors

ACCESS’ Browser Technologies to be Included in the Intel® PXA250 and Intel® PXA210 Applications Processors Based on the Intel®XScale Microarchitecture

TOKYO, JAPAN/FREMONT, CA – February 26, 2002 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., a leading global provider of software and services for IP-based consumer electronics devices, today announced that it will provide an embedded software solution for the Intel® PXA 250 and Intel® PXA 210 applications processors based on the Intel® XScale microarchitecture.

The software solution includes uMore, a uITRON-based real-time OS, the NetFront® microbrowser for intelligent home appliances, AVE-TCPTM, a TCP/IP protocol stack which supports the IPv6 standard, and AVETM-File, a file system for embedded applications. This multi-component embedded software solution enables resource-constrained products to deliver high performance and high functionality while maintaining low-power consumption. This is an optimum solution that is available for a wide variety of Internet devices ranging from PDAs to cellular phones.

ACCESS’ software solution will be demonstrated for the first time outside of Japan at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, CA, February 25-28, 2002.

“We’re very pleased to provide our embedded software, which includes the NetFront browser, for the Intel PXA 250 and Intel PXA 210 applications processors based on the Intel XScale microarchitecture. With the increased speed of today’s communications infrastructure, the functionality of mobile devices such as PDAs and cellular phones has become more diversified, resulting in ever expanding browser requirements. At the same time, it is necessary for high-performance browsers to maintain low-power consumption. We believe that Intel’s applications processors, which combine both high-power processing capability and low-power consumption, will be one of the best solutions in the market,” stated Toru Arakawa, president and CEO, ACCESS Co., Ltd.

“Consumers today want to access the Internet, share information and stay connected wherever they go, and that puts significant processing demands on their cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs),” said Peter Green, general manager of Intel’s Handheld Computing Division. “These demands will only increase over time. The new Intel XScale microarchitecture-based processors deliver longer battery life and increased computing power for accessing the Internet with handheld communications and telematics devices today, and well into the future.”

The Intel PXA250 and Intel PXA210 applications processors will enable the ability to deliver richer music, movies and games as well as many of the latest applications being developed for the workplace. The new processors complement the Intel® StrongARM* SA-1110 applications processors, the leading platform for Pocket PC devices today, and set the stage for a new class of high-performance, low-power wireless communications devices.

About NetFront
NetFront® is one of the world’s most popular embedded Internet browsers and was designed from the ground up for consumer information appliances. Since its introduction in 1995, more than 53 million commercial-license copies of NetFront® and its micro version, Compact NetFront® have been shipped for use in over 150 different consumer information appliances. Among these appliances are Internet TVs, PDAs, set top boxes, car navigation systems (telematics), smart phones, web/screen phones, vertical intranet terminals, video game consoles, word processing machines and Internet kiosks. NetFront® provides the key advantages of high portability, flexible UI customization, and high performance within limited CPU/memory resources.

AVE-TCP is one of the industry’s first TCP/IP protocol stacks to support the next-generation IPv6 standard. It features a dual stack function that supports IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously, making it fully adaptable to either operating environment. With a 16-year successful track record dating back to 1986, it supports the use of IP in a variety of information appliances such as next-generation mobile phones and home networks.

About AVE-File
AVE-File is a file system for embedded applications that enables dedicated equipment such as fax-machines, printers and other OA equipment, digital cameras, potable music players, car audios, automatic vending machines and telephones to store data and/or exchange data with PCs. It supports SD card and Flash memory as well as FAT12, 16, 32, VFAT.

About uMore
uMore v4.0 is an ITRON 4.0-compliant real-time OS for the next generation of mobile devices. Utilizing a CPU’s power-saving function, the uMore OS optimizes an appliance’s limited resources to allow for high performance and high functionality while using low power consumption.

About ACCESS Co, Ltd. and ACCESS Systems America
ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchane: 4813) is a leading global provider of software and services for IP-based consumer electronics devices. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront® and Compact NetFront® browsers power over 150 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’ Compact NetFront microbrowser is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode service. To date, more than 53 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 40 major Internet device manufacturers. ACCESS Systems America, Inc. (ASA) is the U.S. subsidiary of ACCESS Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan and is based in Fremont, CA. More information is available at and

This press release is not an offer of any securities of ACCESS Co., Ltd. for sale in the United States. Such securities have not been registered in the United States under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent such registration or an exemption there from.

NetFront, Compact NetFront, Premium Content Subscription Server (PCSS) and IOT Suite are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. NetFront is a registered trademark of NetFront Communications, Inc. in the United States and is used under a license. i-mode is a trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries. WAP Certified, WAP, and WAP forum mark are registered trademarks of Wireless Application Protocol Forum Ltd. worldwide. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.