• ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Global Partner Program focused on fueling growth of converged technologies and device markets
  • Partner program helping to drive development and adoption of new mobile and converged technologies and solutions
  • 10 new members added–global ecosystem now includes over 55 mobile operators, device manufacturers, infrastructure providers, software developers, semiconductor companies and content providers

CTIA WIRELESS–ORLANDO, FLORIDA—March 27, 2007—ACCESS CO., LTD., today announced that 10 companies have joined its recently launched ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Partner Program, a global initiative that brings together companies in the telecommunication, consumer electronics and media industries to drive market leadership of converged solutions developed by ACCESS and its partners. The program, which kicked off last month with over 45 charter members, now has over 55 member companies.

“Helping to build a global ecosystem for the mobile and converged device markets is something we feel very strongly about,” said Toru Arakawa, ACCESS CEO and co-founder. “ACCESS is committed to the growth and success of the mobile Linux market. We believe a key to success is a strong and vibrant ecosystem that includes the operators, device manufacturers, infrastructure providers, software developers, semiconductor companies and content providers. We are honored that industry leading companies share our view and have joined the ACE program.”

The newest members of the ACE global partner program announced today include:

  • Astraware Limited
  • Comodo Group Inc.
  • HIFONT SYSTEM CORP.
  • IT Access Co., Ltd.
  • OMRON SOFTWARE Co., Ltd.
  • RadiSys Japan K.K.
  • Roundbox Inc.
  • SanDisk IL Ltd.
  • ViXS Systems
  • Zi Corporation

ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Global Partner Program

The ACE partner program joins together the current partner programs from ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. (previously PalmSource’s Palm Powered Mobile World.), and ACCESS CO., LTD. (ACCESS Advanced Alliance program). The newly created ACE partner program is designed to create an ecosystem of world-class partners that will unleash the potential of the digital life generation by driving development and adoption of new mobile and converged technologies and solutions.

As part of its strategy to enable a truly connected world, the ACE partner program is an integral component in the delivery of interconnected products targeting today’s Digital Life Generation. ACCESS enables Digital Life by delivering open, extensible and unifying platforms that partners can leverage and build on including:

ACCESS Linux Platform

  • A complete next-generation mobile Linux® platform for smart mobile devices

 NetFront Mobile Client Suite

  • A mobile browser and application suite now in millions of devices worldwide

NetFront Living Connect

  • Advanced technologies for the home networking and digital TV markets based on Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) standards

NetFront IMS Client Package and NetFront Media Player

  • One of the industry’s first IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) solution for businesses that provides leading edge IMS solutions that tightly integrate Internet viewing and messaging environments with audio and visual media

In addition to the companies announced today, current member companies of the ACE program include:

AnyDATA Corp.
AppForge, Inc.
ArcSoft, Inc.
BlueStreak Network, Inc.
Bytemobile, Inc.
Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd
Digital Airways
DynaComware Corporation Corporation
EASTON CO., LTD.
Embedio, Inc.
Emtrace Technologies, Inc.
FUJITSU BROAD SOLUTION & CONSULTING, Inc.
GeoTrust Japan, Inc.
Go Daddy Software, Inc.
Hantro
HI CORPORATION
Hitachi Advanced Digital, Inc.
Infineon Technologies Japan K.K.
InnoPath Software
InterVideo
LIM Corp., Ltd.
Linux Phone Standards Forum (LiPS)
Marvell
Me2B UK, Ltd.
MOCOCO, Inc.
Monotype Imaging, Inc.
Motricity, Inc.
Orange
PacketVideo Corporation
PATTEK CO., Ltd.
PenPOWER Technology, Ltd.
Penthera Technologies, Inc.
QSound Labs, Inc.
Red Bend Software, Inc.
Realeyes 3D S.A.
Renesas Technology Corp.
SoftFront
Sophia Systems Co., Ltd.
Sprint Nextel
Telefónica Móviles España
Tensilica K.K.
Texas Instruments, Inc.
VeriSign Japan K.K.
Wireless Industry Partnership Connector, Inc. (WIP)



About ACCESS CO., LTD.
ACCESS CO., LTD., is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront browser, Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS®) and the ACCESS Linux Platform provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 27 subsidiaries and affiliates within 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 http://gl.access-company.com/

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