NetFront Browser for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC Continues Global Winning Streak

TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, CA, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany – May 12, 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 Austrian-based Praktiker Multimedia and Electronics Magazine for a Best High-End Web Browser Award in the Windows Mobile/Pocket PC category.

Located in Vienna, Austria, Praktiker Magazine is an established electronics magazine that has been in existence for 60 years. Praktiker’s test editors selected NetFront for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC as the best high-end Web browser because, unlike Pocket Internet Explorer, ACCESS’ advanced browser includes support for up to five tabbed windows, Java, CSS, the ability to upload and download files, and a broad selection of additional support for all popular Internet data formats.

“We are very pleased to see that NetFront for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC continues to generate interest from the global Windows Mobile/Pocket PC community as this award adds to the list of global awards that the NetFront browser has garnered from organizations and publications throughout the world including Best Internet Software (Club Pocket PC, Germany) and Best Internet Browser (Pocket PC Magazine, U.S.),” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “ACCESS is committed to providing the best Internet browser solution for the Windows Mobile/Pocket PC platform, and the awards that NetFront has received, including this latest award from Praktiker Magazine, demonstrate that our commitment is being recognized.”

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

Kyoko Obara
+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