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Samsung Selects ACCESS to Provide Advanced Internet Software Technologies for Mobile Handset Portfolio

Multi-Year Agreement to Accelerate the Development and Availability of Advanced New Mobile Handsets and Internet Software Solutions for Mobile Customers Worldwide

TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, CA, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany, / BEIJING, China – November 19, 2004 – ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that it has been selected by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., to provide advanced Internet software technologies for its mobile handset portfolio. The multi-year agreement will synchronize ACCESS’ strength in Internet software with Samsung’s strength in mobile handsets to accelerate the development and availability of advanced new mobile handsets and Internet software solutions for mobile customers worldwide.

ACCESS is recognized as one of the leading Internet software developers with a technology portfolio that includes advanced Internet software technologies like NetFront, the world’s most widely deployed and actively used embedded browser. Samsung is recognized as one of the leading mobile technology companies in the world today with a technology portfolio that includes some of the most advanced mobile handsets in the world. In synchronizing with each other’s technological strengths both companies expect to deliver superior solutions to the mobile market.

“Samsung has made great progress in the mobile market over the past few years, and we are fully committed to move to the next level,” said Mr. Ki Tae Lee, president, Telecommunication Network Business, Samsung. “To attain this goal, it is important to partner with leading companies like ACCESS that have the commitment and resources to provide the best Internet software technology solutions today and well into the future.”

“We are extremely pleased to engage in this multi-year agreement with a mobile technology leader like Samsung,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “ACCESS has long been committed to providing the best possible Internet software technologies to our customers and partners. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Samsung.”

ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices throughout the world including major centers in the U.S., Germany, and China. ACCESS is a leading global provider of mobile Internet technologies and consultation services for the beyond-PC market. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology powers 293 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’ NetFront browser technology is most widely deployed in mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode and FOMA services. To date, over 139 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures. 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 and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. i-mode is a trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries. NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan
Risako Onoda
+81 (3) 5259-3685
China Contact:
Access China Inc.
Delia Liu
+86 (10) 6566-9636
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
US Contacts:
ACCESS Co., Ltd. U.S. Branch
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
Bite Communications Anne-miek Hamelinck
(415) 365-0395