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ACCESS NetFront™ Browser Nominated for Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Award

Tokyo, Japan / Fremont, CA, USA – August 13, 2003 –ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and access technologies, today announced that its NetFront® v3.0 browser has been nominated by Pocket PC magazine for an annual Best Software Award in the “Internet Browsers and Web Utilities” category.

The 2003 results will be announced on October 22 in conjunction with the Pocket PC Summit and CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment conference in Las Vegas. The winners will appear in the January 2004 issue of Pocket PC magazine.

NetFront v3.0 is the latest version of the most widely deployed and actively used embedded Web browser in the world, powering approximately 250 million devices. It is a modular, WAP 2.0-compliant embedded browser that supports a wide variety of non-PC Internet devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to automobile telematics systems.

“Our goal with NetFront has always been to support multiple platforms and to provide end-users with the broadest feature-set and richest browsing experience,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO, of ACCESS. “We are honored to have our browser recognized as one of the best for the Pocket PC platform.”

About NetFront
NetFront v3.0 supports the WAP 2.0 specification as well as the latest W3C specifications, including support for HTML 4.01, XHTML (XHTML Mobile Profile), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and SSL v3.0 (Secure Socket Layer). NetFront v3.0 also provides unique features such as Smart-Fit rendering, a display technology that intelligently renders Web pages to fit the narrow screen widths of mobile devices, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling while enabling an uncompromised mobile browsing experience.

ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has subsidiaries in Fremont, California, Oberhausen, Germany, and Beijing, China. ACCESS is a global provider of mobile content delivery and access technologies for information appliances. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront® and Compact NetFront® browsers power 244 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, over 92 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 80 major Internet device manufactures (As of May, 2003). ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001. More information is available at or

ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront is registered trademark 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. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owner.


Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan
Kazunori Takahashi
81 (3) 5259-3685
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
China Contact:
ACCESS China Inc.
Delia Liu
86 (10) 6566-9636
US Contacts:
ACCESS Systems America
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
Bite Communications Anne-miek Hamelinck
(415) 614-3622