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NetFront™ Browser Scores Top Share in China 3G Mobile Market

ThinkBank statistics confirm ACCESS is top player in 3G mobile browser, TD SCDMA and WDCMA markets for 2009

Beijing, China, – June 8, 2010 – ACCESS China Inc., a subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that according to a report from ThinkBank, ACCESS garnered the highest market share for mobile browsers in China’s 3G markets in 2009. ThinkBank is a leading Chinese mobile industry research firm.※1 According to ThinkBank, ACCESS’ NetFront Browser had a 40.4% share in the Chinese 3G mobile browser market, a 64.3% share in the TD SCDMA market and a 45.5% share in the WCDMA market※2.

In addition to NetFront Browser, ACCESS’ cutting edge products and solutions have been widely adopted in mobile products using the CDMA2000 EVDO, TD-SCDMA and WCDMA standards launched by China’s three major 3G operators. Currently, ACCESS offers the most comprehensive range of mobile Internet software and services in China. In 2009, ACCESS’ NetFront Browser became the leading mobile browser deployed in handsets for China’s 3G market. Chinese manufacturers of 3G handsets have consistently selected ACCESS NetFront products as the software of choice for devices targeted at global markets.

NetFront Browser is the most advanced, versatile and powerful full Internet browser for mobile and beyond-PC devices. Specifically designed and optimized to deliver high performance in resource-constrained environments, it has been deployed by major operators, handset manufacturers and consumer electronics manufacturers around the world. NetFront Browser v4.0, the company’s latest version, is equipped with a super fast JavaScript engine to provide an optimized Internet environment. As of January 2010, shipments of NetFront products, including NetFront Browser for mobile handsets and Internet-enabled devices, reached approximately 900 million in more than 2000 different device models.

Shipment of 3G handsets in mainland China are forecast to reach 57 million in 2010 . ACCESS is well-positioned to take advantage of this growth. ACCESS has also established solid partnerships with key local operators and handset manufacturers, including China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corporation, Yulong Telecommunication and TCL Communication.

“ACCESS’ achievements in China are the result of our commitment to provide customers with technologies that support a variety of standards for their local partners. We will continue to grow our partnerships and cooperation with Chinese mobile operators and handset manufacturers,” said Pierre Suhandinata, president and CEO of ACCESS China. “ACCESS is dedicated to providing the most advanced mobile Internet technologies and value-added services to end users, handset manufacturers and operators. Our mission is to give users all over the world the most comprehensive mobile experience possible.”

About ACCESS and ACCESS China
ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) 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 provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States.

ACCESS China Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., was established in July 2002 in Beijing as a total solution provider for mobile Internet and beyond-PC markets, with a focus on providing an improved, easy-to-use end-user experience. ACCESS China has over 500 employees.
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  1. ThinkBank is a leading Chinese mobile industry research company and a preferred source of mobile Internet intelligence, providing accurate analytics on mobile device, software and services based on its nationwide retail panel and consumer panel covering 150 cities of 31 provinces in China.
    (Please note that ThinkBank’s data is based on actual sales to consumers.)
  2. Source: Thinkbank mobiMetrix Research Data, 2009

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