ACCESS Systems America Active in Promoting IP-based Data Services Standards within CDMA Community

FREMONT, CA – February 12, 2002 – ACCESS Systems America, a global provider of innovative embedded software and server solutions for the wireless and wired industry, today announced that it has joined the CDMA Development Group (CDG) to help lead the adoption and implementation of CDMA wireless systems around the world. The CDG is comprised of the world’s leading CDMA service providers and manufacturers.

“We have been closely working with the CDG to define next-generation data service requirements, so we look forward to being a active member,” said Sergei Krupenin, Senior Product Marketing Manager at ACCESS Systems America. “We feel we will be able to provide valuable input into helping the CDG define IOTA [Internet Protocol Over The Air] provisioning.”

“We welcome ACCESS Systems America to the CDG,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “ACCESS’ wireless software and server solutions give the company unique insight on next-generation data services and business models. We believe they will be important contributors to the CDMA community and to the advancement of wireless communications.”

By joining the CDG, ACCESS Systems America reinforces its commitment to help promote open, IP-based wireless standards. The development of the Compact HTML standard, driven by ACCESS Systems in cooperation with Matsushita, NEC, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi and SONY, through the WWW Consortium is a previous example of the company’s commitment to promote such standards globally.

“Standards like TCP/IP, IPv6, XHTML and Java will help drive the evolution of the always-on pervasive Internet,” stated Krupenin. “Broadband connections to the home and 2.5G and 3G wireless services will provide the bandwidth for exciting new services like mobile digital television, telematics, and home monitoring systems. With standards, the post-PC Internet and the wireless Internet will become a stream of data and services that anyone can access, anytime and anywhere.”

About the CDMA Development Group
The CDMA Development Group is a nonprofit trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA technologies. The 110 member companies of the CDG include many of the world’s largest wireless operators and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of cdmaOne and CDMA2000 features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on cdmaOne- and CDMA2000-related matters. For more information about the CDG, visit the CDG Web site at http://www.cdg.org.

About ACCESS Systems America, Inc.
ACCESS Systems America, Inc. (ASA) is the U.S. subsidiary of ACCESS Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a leading global provider of software and services for IP-based consumer electronics devices. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront® and Compact NetFront® browsers power over 150 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’ Compact NetFront micro browser is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode service. To date, more than 53 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 40 major Internet device manufacturers. ACCESS Systems America, Inc. is based in Fremont, CA. More information is available at www.access-us-inc.com.


This press release is not an offer of any securities of ACCESS Co., Ltd. for sale in the United States. Such securities have not been registered in the United States under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent such registration or an exemption there from.

NetFront, Compact NetFront, JV-Lite, AVE, and AVE-TCP are registered trademarks owned by ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. NetFront is a registered trademark of NetFront Communications, Inc. in the United States and is used under a license. i-mode is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


Contacts

Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan

Kazunori Takahashi
81 (3) 5259-3685
prinfo@access.co.jpcom
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
hoeck@access-sys-eu.com
US Contacts:
ACCESS Systems America
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
mmorales@access-us-inc.com
Antenna Group Public Relations Carrie Bonforte
(415) 977-1925
carrie@antennagroup.com