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ACCESS NetFront™ Deployments Surpass 600 Million Worldwide

Tokyo, Japan, – September 10, 2008 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that worldwide deployments of its NetFront products, notably NetFront Browser for mobile handsets and Internet-enabled devices, surpassed 600 million at the end of August 2008.

NetFront Browser, an Internet browser offering high performance in environments with constrained memory and CPU resources, such as smartphones, MIDs (mobile Internet devices) and embedded devices, has a proven record of installation in handsets from mobile operators and major device manufacturers throughout the world. NetFront Browser has also been installed in numerous other Internet devices, including digital TVs, set-top boxes and automobile telematics systems.

ACCESS anticipates increased deployment of its NetFront products in the home gateway market following the recent introduction of NetFront IP Connect, a new, NGN-compliant middleware for home gateways co-developed with IP Infusion Inc., ACCESS’ wholly-owned subsidiary and a leading provider of intelligent network software solutions.

“As the popularity of 3G mobile telephony grows and the rollout of next-generation networks advances worldwide, new opportunities to deploy ACCESS products continue to emerge,” said Toru Arakawa, CEO, president and co-founder of ACCESS. “We are eager to fulfill the promise of a ubiquitous society, where numerous devices are interconnected, and promote a richer digital lifestyle for people everywhere.”

Figures for total NetFront product installations and device models are as follows:

Date Total Installations Models
October 31, 2003 108,380,000 267
September 30, 2005 214,030,000 721
November 30, 2006 316,000,000 1,017
August 31, 2007 440,240,000 1,233
January 31, 2008 544,500,000 1,349
August 31, 2008 639,150,000 1,552

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 ACCESS Linux Platform, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit

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