TOKYO, Japan / Fremont, CA, USA – January 27, 2003 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of integrated data platforms and Internet access technologies for the mobile communications market, and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: SANYY) announced that Sanyo has licensed ACCESS’ NetFront™v3.0 browser for its new color screen and camera-equipped SCP-5300 phone and new color screen SCP-4900 phone (some additional models will also be powered by NetFront). With the NetFront browser the SCP-5300 and SCP-4900 are among the most advanced Internet-enabled phones available in the U.S. today. The agreement was signed between ACCESS Systems America, Inc., a subsidiary of ACCESS, and Sanyo.
With over 80 million licenses deployed in over 191 different consumer devices, ACCESS’ NetFront is the most widely used embedded browser in the world. It powers handhelds, mobile phones, car navigation systems and other resource-restricted Internet devices. With NetFront v3.0, the Sanyo SCP-5300 and SCP-4900 phones allow for easy and intuitive web browsing, gaming, messaging and more.
“As the first phone in the U.S. with integrated photo and multimedia capabilities, the Sanyo SCP-5300 is setting a new standard. We chose to incorporate ACCESS’ NetFront v3.0 browser because it is a proven and sophisticated browser solution,” said Atsushi Kodera, Group Vice President and General Manager of the Communications/Information Technology Division of Chatsworth, California-based Sanyo Fisher Company, which markets Sanyo PCS phones in the United States. “To facilitate the delivery of 3G services to the U.S., it’s crucial to work with a company that has extensive engineering experience and leading technologies. That partner for us is ACCESS.”
“Our browser makes the Sanyo SCP-5300 and SCP-4900 the most sophisticated Internet-enabled phones on the U.S. market,” said Toru Arakawa, President and CEO, ACCESS Co. Ltd. “We are excited to join with industry leaders like Sanyo to make them available in the U.S. as we continue to deliver advanced wireless services globally.”
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: SANYY) is a $20 billion manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial electronics, including multimedia and telecommunication products. Based in Chatsworth, California, Sanyo Fisher Company (a division of Sanyo North America Corporation, a subsidiary of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.) markets PCS phones, audio systems, portable and mobile audio equipment, televisions, DVD players, dictation machines, digital still cameras, home appliances, LCD projectors, security video equipment and air conditioning systems.
For more information, visit Sanyo’s U.S. web sites at www.sanyo.com and www.sanyowireless.com.
About ACCESS Co. Ltd. and Overseas Subsidiaries
ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is a global provider of integrated data platforms and Internet access technologies for the mobile communications market. ACCESS develops and markets PCSS, an integrated platform that enables wireless network operators to rapidly deploy value-added data services on 2.5G and 3G networks and generate revenue from premium branded third-party content. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront and Compact NetFront browsers power over 191 different commercial products worldwide. The NetFront microbrowser is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode service. ACCESS Co. Ltd. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with ACCESS Systems America, its U.S. subsidiary, in Fremont, California. ACCESS Systems Europe is located in Oberhausen, Germany and ACCESS (Beijing) Co., Ltd in Beijing, China. More information is available at www.access.co.jp and www.access-us-inc.com.
ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are 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 license. i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S and other countries.
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan
81 (3) 5259-3685
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
49 (208) 8290-6432
ACCESS China Inc.
86 (10) 6566-9636
ACCESS Systems America
|Bite Communications||Anne-miek Hamelinck