NetFront Browser Selected as Favorite from Among Nine Nominees by Pocket PC End Users

TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, CA, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany – April 18, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that its NetFront® browser for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC was selected by Pocket PC end users for the first annual 2004 Club Pocket PC Award in the Best Internet Software category. Eight products from seven other companies, including Bitstream, Cool.STF, Déjà Vu Software, Microsoft, NSC Software, Southway and Spb Software House, were nominated in this category.

Club Pocket PC Award nominees in the Best Internet Software category collectively received 8,500 votes with ACCESS’ NetFront for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC coming out as the overwhelming favorite garnering 48% of the total votes submitted. The Club Pocket PC Awards are sponsored by some of the leading Pocket PC publications in Germany including: Club Pocket PC Salzburg, Pocket PC Magazin, Club Pocket PC Munich, mobile2day, PPC Welt Community, Pocketland, World of PPC, and Microsoft Germany.

“We are extremely honored to receive this award because Club Pocket PC award winners are selected by the most important judges—Pocket PC end-users,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “ACCESS is focused on providing the best Internet browser solution for the Windows Mobile/Pocket PC platform, so being selected for an award that is determined by end-users, like the Club Pocket PC Awards, is validation that we’re on track to achieving our goal.”

About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed over 164.9 million deployments globally that include 515 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from 90 major Internet device manufacturers. NetFront supports a wider range of operating systems than any competing browser including solutions for Palm® OS, Symbian OS, Linux OS, Microsoft® Windows® Mobile/PocketPC and mobile handset environments like BREW®. NetFront browser technology is used by the world’s leading mobile operators, software providers and electronics manufacturers including Adobe, Alpine, Amoi, AT&T Wireless, Casio, Epson, Hitachi, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, palmOne, PalmSource, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, TCL, Toshiba, UTStarcom and more.

About ACCESS
ACCESS is a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies to the beyond-PC market. Its NetFront browser, widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, is a cornerstone to the company’s vision of making the ubiquitous Internet a reality. NetFront technologies are delivering full Internet browsing and related services to next-generation mobile devices and consumer electronics ranging from digital TVs to automobile telematics. For more information: www.access.co.jp or 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. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


Contacts

Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan

Risako Onoda
+81 (3) 5259-3685
prinfo@access.co.jpcom
China Contact:
Access China Inc.
Delia Liu
+86 (10) 6566-9636
delia.liu@accesschina.com.cn
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
hoeck@access-sys-eu.com
US Contacts:
ACCESS Co., Ltd. U.S. Branch
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
mmorales@access-us-inc.com
Bite Communications Anne-miek Hamelinck
(415) 365-0395
annemiek.hamelinck@bitepr.com