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ACCESS NetFront™ Browser Deployed on Pantech Handsets for Global Markets

Tokyo, Japan, – August 26, 2010 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that Pantech, one of South Korea’s top three mobile handset makers, has deployed the company’s NetFront Browser on new handsets to be sold through carriers in global markets. In the U.S., NetFront Browser is available on the Pantech Pursuit, the company’s first touch screen handset that also features a sliding keyboard and 3G capability, and on the Pantech Ease, a quick messaging phone with menus and features designed for ease of use and convenience. In Italy, Pantech selected NetFront Browser for its MDCube handset, available through H3G. ACCESS has a successful track record of working with Pantech, having already provided NetFront Browser for previous Pantech devices for 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 products, including NetFront Browser for mobile handsets and Internet-enabled devices, have been deployed in 923 million devices worldwide, representing 2,054 different device models.

“Pantech is widely recognized as an innovative leader in the mobile phone industry, with 10 million handsets shipped worldwide in 2009,” said Tomihisa Kamada, president, CEO and co-founder of ACCESS. “We are honored that they have once again chosen NetFront Browser to bring easy Internet access to their exciting new handsets. Our software technologies have been deployed by all three Korean mobile device makers, who are shipping handsets with NetFront Browser to markets around the world, including Japan. ACCESS will continue to support mobile phone makers in developing innovative products that stimulate the industry worldwide.”

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront Browser, ACCESS Linux Platform and Garnet OS, provides 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 is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit

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