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TOKYO, Japan – June 28, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that it has entered into collaboration with Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX), the world’s fourth largest semiconductor company, to facilitate the development and deployment of next generation mobile handsets worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement ACCESS will work with Infineon to bring state-of-the art mobile browsing and mobile JavaTM functionality through its advanced NetFront Mobile Client Suite to Infineon’s APOXI® application framework and Multimedia Mobile Phone Platforms powered by the S-Gold™ base band processor family. The collaboration with ACCESS further reinforces Infineon’s ability to provide mobile handset manufacturers worldwide with comprehensive solutions that streamline the development and deployment of 2.5G and 3G mobile handsets.
Infineon’s Multimedia Mobile phone platform enables manufacturers of next generation multimedia handsets to develop highly optimized handsets that range from consumer handsets with entertainment features including Java-enabled gaming, location and navigation features, HiFi music and polyphonic ring tones up to business handsets with video streaming, email, touch-screens, and connectivity technologies. Infineon’s APOXI application framework enables rapid development of Man Machine Interfaces (MMIs) and integration of applications for mobile communications devices. APOXI is deployed in a wide range of media-rich handsets worldwide and was designed to meet the special requirements of mobile, embedded devices and provides specific, open APIs.
ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client Suite is a highly integrated, modular, and extensible mobile Internet browser and communications solution that dramatically reduces integration costs for mobile handset manufacturers deploying advanced Internet-enabled handsets. NetFront Mobile Client Suite includes ACCESS’ globally popular NetFront browser, a customizable UI architecture, MMS client, PIM client, Sync client, SMIL Player, Java Platform and more. Netfront Mobile Client Suite together with Infineon’s Multimedia Mobile Phone Platforms and APOXI application framework provides mobile handset manufacturers with a comprehensive and seamless solution that reduces development costs while delivering a rapid deployment path for their 2.5G and 3G multimedia mobile handsets.
“Infineon’s highly-competitive platform portfolio includes all hardware and software components required for high-performance multimedia phones. Infineon’s platforms help mobile phone manufacturers to significantly reduce development times and time-to-market benefiting from fast adaptability to design trends. We are pleased to partner with a leading application provider such as ACCESS with its ability to further accelerate the complex production cycle of leading handset manufacturers,” said Axel Bialke, vice president, Communication Division at Infineon Technologies Japan.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Infineon to provide a comprehensive and powerful solution for mobile handset manufacturers targeting the 2.5G and 3G market,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “Infineon’s Multimedia Mobile Phone Platforms and APOXI application framework in combination with ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client Suite delivers an optimized solution for the rapid and seamless deployment of advanced multimedia mobile handsets throughout the world.”
About NetFront Mobile Client Suite
ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client is a comprehensive, flexible, modular, and extensible software sutie solution that takes the evolving phoneware category to powerful new levels of efficiency and functionality. NetFront Mobile Client Suite offers mobile device manufacturers and mobile operators an integrated solution that includes a customizable UI, Browser, MMS Client, PIM Client, SyncML Client, Java VM and more.
ACCESS is a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies to the beyond-PC market. Its NetFront browser, widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, is a cornerstone to the company’s vision of making the ubiquitous Internet a reality. NetFront technologies are delivering full Internet browsing and related services to next-generation mobile devices and consumer electronics ranging from digital TV to automobile telematics. For more information: www.access.co.jp or www.access-us-inc.com.
ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront is a trademark or registered trademark of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries. Java, all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, inc. in the U.S. and other countries.All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Information on Infineon Technologies is available at www.infineon.com
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