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ACCESS™ Connect Ecosystem Attracts New Partners, Strengthens Leadership in Mobile, Beyond-PC Markets

GSMA Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, – February 16, 2009 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced more new members to ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE), a global partner program that cultivates initiatives between ACCESS and its partners to create new business opportunities in the mobile and consumer electronics markets. ACCESS Connect Ecosystem is driving development of innovative digital environments by making it easier for new products and services based on open platforms to get to market.

ACCESS Connect Ecosystem, established in February 2007, is designed to create an elite network of world-class partners to facilitate the development of technologies and solutions for the mobile and beyond-PC markets. More than 100 companies and organizations have joined the program to date.

The new members of ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (in alphabetical order) are:

AccuWeather, Inc.:, The World’s Weather Authority®, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins for locations all over the world each day via the Internet, mobile web, and wireless devices, through the airwaves, in print and on digital signage. meteorologists deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, carriers, and device manufacturers, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free fixed and mobile web sites.

Mapbar (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.:
Mapbar is the leading local search based, interactive online map community, and leading mobile-location based service provider in China. Mapbar integrates data, technology and a map engine.

Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.:
Founded in 1881, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. is Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer. Headquartered in Tokyo, OKI provides top-quality products, technologies and solutions to customers through its info-telecom system business and printer business. All businesses function as a collective force to create exciting new products and technologies that satisfy a spectrum of customer needs in various markets.

PTET is a holding company of PTAC (China National Postal and Telecommunications Appliances Corporation) which is responsible for comprehensive communication technology applications and value-added telecommunications businesses. PTET delivers technology applications, e-commerce and Internet technology services for business users and provides a full range of mobile Internet services under the Moosuo brand. PTAC is China’s largest wholesale company for mobile devices.

STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today’s convergence markets.

ACCESS Connect Ecosystem partner companies can use integrated ACCESS platforms and solutions–such as ACCESS Linux Platform, an open, flexible, next-generation mobile software platform based on Linux® NetFront Browser for mobile devices and consumer electronics; NetFront Widgets, a comprehensive widget solution; and NetFront Living Connect, the DLNA-guideline-compliant middleware for home network equipment–to develop new technologies and products and provide new services together with ACCESS.

Introduced at Mobile World Congress in 2007, ACCESS Connect Ecosystem started with over 40 global partners in the telecommunications, consumer electronics and media industries. Today over 100 leading of the industry ecosystem’s key players–silicon vendors, operators, middleware and infrastructure partners, strategic ISVs, hardware OEMs, system integrators and content providers–are ACE members, including:

ABAXIA, AccuWeather, Analog Devices, AnyDATA, AppForge, Arcsoft, ARM, Arphic Technology, Astraware Limited, Axell, Bluestreak Technology, Broadcom Corporation, BRYCEN, Bytemobile, Careland, Chosen Security, Cidana, CodeSourcery, Collabora, Comodo Group, CRI Middleware, Cyberon, Cybertrust, Digicert, Digital Airways, Digital Aria, Discretix, DynaComware, EASTON, Embedio, Emtrace Technologies, Entrust Japan, Expway, FeliCa Networks, Fluendo S. A., Freescale Semiconductor, FUJITSU BROAD SOLUTION & CONSULTING, Gemini Mobile Technologies, GlobalSign K.K.,, HI CORPORATION, Hifont System, Hitachi Advanced Digital, Infineon Technologies Japan K.K., InnoPath Software, IT ACCESS, Kingsoft, Leadcore Technology, LIM, LINGTU Software Company, Mapbar Technology, Marvell Semiconductor, Me2B UK, Mentor Graphics Corporation, Mobile Complete, MOCOCO, Monotype Imaging, MontaVista Software, Motricity, MOVIAL, MOZAT (China) Pte, NAVITIME JAPAN, NEC Electronics Corporation, Netone Technology, Novarobo (Shanghai) Technology, Oki Electric Industry, OMRON SOFTWARE, On2 Technologies (Hantro), OpenedHand, Orange, PacketVideo Japan Corporation, Panasonic Corporation Semiconductor, PATTEK, Penpower Technology, POSTAL & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENTEL TECHNOLOGY, Qsound Labs, RadiSys Japan K.K., Realeyes 3D S.A., Red Bend Software, Renesas Technology, Roundbox, SanDisk Corporation, SECOM Trust Systems, Sigmatrix Technology, Softfront, Sophia Systems, Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai), Sprint Nextel, STMicroelectronics, Stratus Technologies Japan, Telefónica Móviles España, Tensilica K.K., Texas Instrument, UnisCode, Verisign Japan K.K., Versant Corporation (ex. Db4objects), ViXS Systems, WindRiver, Wireless Industry Partnership Connector (WIP), and Zi Corporation.

For details of on the ACE partner program, please visit the ACCESS website at

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 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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