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Wind River Certifies ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser

NetFrontBecomes First Certified Native Embedded Browser for Wind River’s VxWorks® Operating System

Tokyo, Japan / Fremont, CA, USA – September 5, 2002 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a leading global provider of software and services for IP-based consumer electronics devices, today announced the certification of ACCESS’ NetFront Software Developers’ Kit (SDK) for Wind River’s (Nasdaq: WIND) VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS). Through Wind River’s WindLink Partner Program, ACCESS Systems America Inc., the North American subsidiary of ACCESS Inc., and Wind River Systems Inc. will work together to deliver a wide variety of solutions to customers worldwide. Furthermore, this certification strengthens the existing partnership by offering customers NetFront, the world’s most widely used embedded browser, as a pre-integrated solution with Wind River’s VxWorks RTOS, the most popular embedded operating system, and WindML, Wind River’s 2D graphics stack and device driver framework.

NetFront SDK is the first native browser development kit to be officially certified by Wind River’s VxWorks RTOS.

NetFront is a full-featured and efficient browser with sophisticated modularity. With over 62 million licenses sold and powering over 177 different consumer electronics Internet devices from over 40 major manufacturers, NetFront is the most widely used embedded browser in the world. ACCESS and Wind River will work closely together via the WindLink Partner Program to provide integrated embedded Internet software solutions for developers seeking to build next-generation Internet services within their offerings for the consumer, industrial, medical, automotive and aerospace/defense markets.

“By joining forces with Wind River, developers of one of the world’s most popular embedded real-time operating systems, ACCESS is clearly demonstrating our commitment to the embedded community,” said Toru Arakawa, President and CEO, ACCESS Co., Ltd. “We are proud to be the only certified native browser available for VxWorks’ RTOS, and we are proud of our partnership with an industry leader like Wind River.”

“A recognized global leader in embedded browsers and services, ACCESS now offers our customers a pre-integrated solution that can speed their time-to-market” said Caroline Yao, Director of Partner Solutions at Wind River. “By certifying the NetFront SDK, we are now able to offer a pre-integrated, proven, scalable, robust and secure browser solution to the worldwide embedded developers community.”

About Wind River Systems Inc.
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity software for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide, and technology deployed in over 160 million products spanning a full spectrum of markets.

About the Wind River Windlink Partner Program
The WindLink Partner program is focused on helping hardware and software developers, system integrators and consultants create and sell products and services that complement or are integrated with Wind River products. Wind River continually seeks out partners in strategic market segments such as Internet infrastructure, telecommunications, Internet appliances, consumer electronics and semiconductors. WindLink partners work hand-in-hand with Wind River to provide total solutions to joint customers.

About NetFront
NetFront is a modular, scalable browser designed to meet the unique requirements of resource-constrained consumer information appliances, delivering high performance and an extensive feature set with low memory and power requirements. NetFront’s modular architecture allows for custom configurations for specific target hardware. This unique scalability allows NetFront to cover a broad range of appliance profiles from mobile phones to digital televisions.

About ACCESS Co, Ltd.
ACCESS Systems America, Inc., is the U.S subsidiary of ACCESS Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a leading global provider of software and services for IP-based consumer electronics devices. The company’s NetFront suite of browser software powers over 177 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, PDAs and car navigation systems. ACCESS’ Compact NetFront microbrowser is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode service. To date, more than 62 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 40 major Internet device manufacturers. ACCESS Systems America is based in Fremont, CA. More information is available at


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