Tokyo, Japan / Fremont, CA, USA /Oberhausen, Germany – October 21, 2002 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a leading global provider of software and services for IP-based consumer electronics devices, announces that Sony has licensed ACCESS’ NetFront v3.0 browser for use in Sony’s CLIE PEG-NX70V / NX60 PDA, sales of which commenced in Japan on October 19, 2002 and are expected to begin in North America in late October.

NetFront v3.0 provides Sony CLIE PEG-NX70V/NX60 users with a rich and powerful mobile Internet experience, including SSL security. NetFront v3.0 for CLIE features the following special functions:

1.) 320 x 420 dot high-resolution wide display compatibility

2.) Three screen display settings:

Standard display: displays web pages as they would normally appear on browser screen
Reduced display: images and tables are reduced 50%
“Just-Fit” display: images and tables are displayed in a layout that fits within the browser screen and text is wrapped within the screen margins

3.) Page Memo: Save website pages as they are displayed on Memory Stick and browse online

4.) Auto Cruise: Latest bookmark setting is automatically downloaded when connecting to the Internet

5.) Tap and scroll function: Scroll in all directions by dragging cursor on screen

“With its rich features, SSL security and next-generation services, the Sony CLIE PDA is a perfect device for both the consumer and the enterprise user,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS Co., Ltd. “We are very pleased to have our NetFront v3.0 browser in such a powerful device.”

About NetFront
NetFront v3.0 is a modular, scalable browser designed to meet the unique requirements of resource-constrained consumer information appliances, delivering high performance and an extensive feature set with low memory and power requirements. NetFront’s modular architecture allows for custom configurations for specific target hardware. This unique scalability allows NetFront v3.0 to cover a broad range of appliance profiles from mobile phones to digital televisions. In addition to the latest W3C specifications HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0, NetFront v3.0 supports enhanced features such as Dynamic HTML, ECMA Script (JavaScript), DOM (Document Object Model), CSS, and SSL (Secure Socket Layer). JV-Lite2, a J2ME compliant Java runtime environment, and an MMS client are also available as optional modules.

About ACCESS Co, Ltd.
ACCESS Systems America, Inc., 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. The company’s NetFront suite of browser software powers over 177 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, PDAs and car navigation systems. ACCESS’ Compact NetFront microbrowser is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode service. To date, more than 72 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 40 major Internet device manufacturers. ACCESS Systems America is based in Fremont, CA. More information is available at www.access-us-inc.com.


ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. NetFront is a registered trademark of NetFront Communications, Inc. in the United States and is used under license. CLIE and Memory Stick are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation in Japan. i-mode is a registered 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