• ACCESS Linux Platform SDK & PDK support leading open source compiler

LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 6, 2007 – ACCESS CO., LTD. today announced that components of CodeSourcery’s Sourcery G++ for the ARM® architecture have been incorporated into the ACCESS Linux Platform Software and Product Development Kit (SDK) and (PDK).  Sourcery G++ is a leading open source software development environment based on and containing the entire GNU Toolchain. The incorporation of Sourcery G++ into the ACCESS Linux Platform development kits assures licensees and third-party developers of a commercial-quality GNU toolchain yet still retains the transparency of open-source software.  Through its use of the Sourcery G++ compiler, the ACCESS Linux Platform is compliant with the latest ABI for the ARM® Architecture — enabling broad access to incorporate third-party ABI-compliant libraries — and yet does not limit development with other compliant toolchains.

“ACCESS is committed to supporting open source solutions,” said Larry Berkin, senior director, developer ecosystem and technology acquisition with ACCESS. “The ACCESS Linux Platform combines open source Linux® components with proven ACCESS mobile technologies to provide an integrated, commercial-grade, Linux-based platform for handset and mobile device manufacturers, operators and developers. CodeSourcery’s open source Sourcery G++ development tools are an important part of this solution, and we are pleased to make them available to our licensees and developers.”  

“We are excited to be working with ACCESS to provide high-quality, supported GNU development tools for the ACCESS Linux Platform,” said Mark Mitchell, chief sourcerer of CodeSourcery. “Our combined expertise and technology will enable ACCESS’ customers to deliver innovative mobile phones, converged mobile devices and applications.” 

The ACCESS Developer Network has released the ACCESS Linux Platform Development Suite (SDK and Tools) that incorporates Sourcery G++ to independent developers participating in its Early ACCESS Program. The Early ACCESS Program provides qualified third-party developers access to pre-release technical and market development resources to accelerate innovation on ACCESS Linux Platform. Developers interested in participating in the Early ACCESS Program may apply at:
http://gl.access-company.com/earlyaccess/.

ACCESS Linux Platform PDK
The ACCESS Linux Platform PDK is available to licensees. The PDK includes all the necessary components, tools, samples and documentation to develop customized mobile devices based on the ACCESS Linux Platform software including:

  • All platform components (including a Linux reference kernel)
  • Reference drivers and development kit
  • Application development kit
  • A complete Eclipse-based set of development tools
  • Documentation

About the ACCESS Developer Network (ADN)
As ACCESS’ global developer program for ACCESS Linux Platform and ACCESS Garnet OS (previously Palm OS), the ADN connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan and China, ADN provides technical and business development support to mobile developers, handset manufacturers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching mobile applications and services for ACCESS Linux Platform. More information is available at: www.access-company.com/developers.

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 ACCESS Linux Platform, provide customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit http://gl.access-company.com/

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