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ACCESS Demonstrates ACCESS Linux Platform™ running on Texas Instruments OMAP3430 Applications Processor

BARCELONA, SPAIN—3GSM World Congress — February 12, 2007 — ACCESS CO., LTD today announced they will be demonstrating ACCESS Linux Platform v1.0 running on Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI’s) industry–leading OMAP platform, including the OMAP3430, during this year’s 3GSM World Congress taking place February 12-15, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain.

This demonstration showcases the scalable, ultra low power and high performance of the OMAP processor and the open, flexible and customizable architecture of the ACCESS Linux Platform software.

ACCESS Linux Platform is the industry’s first truly integrated, commercial grade Linux®-based platform designed for smartphones and converged mobile devices. The ACCESS Linux Platform software is designed to provide handset and device manufacturers, operators and application developers with an open, extensible and unifying platform to develop, distribute and enhance a wide variety of mobile phones and converged devices while carrying on the hallmarks of the Garnet OS (formerly know as Palm OS®) operating system including an innovative and user friendly User Interface design.

The OMAP3430 multimedia applications processor, the first member of TI’s OMAP 3 architecture is designed to enable laptop-like productivity and advanced entertainment in 3G handsets. The industry’s first application processor to be designed in a 65-nanometer (nm) CMOS process, the OMAP3430 operates at a higher frequency than previous generation OMAP processors while lowering the core voltage and adding power reduction features.

“TI’s OMAP processor architecture is ideally suited for next-generation, powerful and innovative mobile phones and converged devices,” said Tomihisa Kamada, ACCESS co-founder and CTO. “We believe the demonstration we’re showing at the 3GSM World Congress highlights how the combination of the ACCESS Linux Platform and TI’s industry–leading OMAP platform will enable our licensees to create feature–rich phones that provide consumers with access to digital music, entertainment, web browsing and a host of other services.”

“Customers looking to design, build and distribute high-performance phones that should find the combination of ACCESS Linux Platform and the OMAP3430 applications processor a very compelling proposition.” said Markus Tremmel, worldwide manager of TI’s Cellular Systems Ecosystem. “Its completeness, customizability and flexibility make it ideal for delivering fully featured Linux phones to the market quickly.”

TI and ACCESS Demonstration
The demonstration of the ACCESS Linux Platform running on TI’s OMAP platform will be shown in the ACCESS booth throughout the 3GSM World Congress.

The ACCESS booth is located in the Courtyard of the Fira de Barcelona in CY06. The 3GSM World Congress 2007 will be held Monday, February 12 – Thursday, February 15 at the Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. TI will also feature the demonstration in the TI booth, 8A84, on February 12 and 13. Exhibit hours are:
Monday 12th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Tuesday 13th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Wednesday 14th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Thursday 15th February: 09.00 – 17.00

About TI OMAP Processors
TI’s OMAP processors deliver low-power, high-performance multimedia processing to enable the kind of high-end user experience consumers expect while watching videos or playing games at home. The OMAP platform has been integral in defining mobile entertainment, with OMAP processors used in high-quality mobile video applications to deliver high-performance and power efficiency, allowing handset manufacturers to bring the entertainment center to the handset.

About ACCESS Linux Platform
ACCESS Linux Platform is the industry’s first fully integrated, commercial grade Linux®-based platform for mobile phones and converged devices. The ACCESS Linux Platform includes a Garnet OS (formerly known as Palm OS®) compatibility layer, known as Garnet VM. ACCESS has publicly demonstrated that most properly written 68K-based Garnet OS applications will run on ACCESS Linux Platform-based devices with little or no modification.

ACCESS recently announced that the Product Development Kit (PDK) for ACCESS Linux Platform is now available to licensees.

ACCESS CO., LTD., is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront browser, Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS®) and the ACCESS Linux Platform provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index under the number 4813.
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