Tokyo, October 22, 2009 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced eight new members of its ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE), a global partner program that cultivates initiatives between ACCESS and its partners to create new business opportunities in the mobile and consumer electronics markets. ACCESS Connect Ecosystem is driving development of innovative digital environments by making it easier for new products and services based on open platforms to get to market.

The new members of ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (in alphabetical order) are:

Anhui USTC iFLYTEK Co., Ltd. www.iflytek.com
iFLYTEK is a leading provider of Chinese speech and language technology, serving consumers, businesses and government organizations since 1999. iFLYTEK develops patented, award-winning Chinese speech synthesis technologies, including Chinese and multilingual Text to Speech (TTS) and Automated Speech Recognition software, TTS Services and TTS Chips, and Distributed Speech Synthesis (DSS) technologies.

Beijing InfoQuick SinoVoice Speech Technology Corp. www.sinovoice.com.cn
Founded in October 2000, Beijing InfoQuick SinoVoice Speech Technology Corp. develops all-around acoustic communication value-added services based on Chinese speech and handwriting recognition technology. In 2005, SinoVoice became one of the first companies granted a license for nationwide telecommunication services by the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry. At present SinoVoice can provide many languages handwriting and TTS (Text to Speech) total solution, for instance, Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean.

Conducive Technology Corp. www.conducivetech.com
Conducive Technology Corp. provides FlightStats, an airline, airport and travel information service. FlightStats delivers flight status, flight tracking, on-time performance ratings by flight or by airline, current airport delay metrics, weather information, and much more via mobile application Web service APIs and its Web site at http://www.flightstats.com/. FlightStats tracks over 150,000 flights each day around the globe and is the definitive source for historical airline performance data.

NEXAGE, Inc. www.nexage.com
Nexage is a leading developer of mobile advertising solutions that enable companies to maximize ad revenue from their mobile properties. Its leading product is the AdMax Gateway, a hosted ad optimization service that enables carriers and media companies to fully control and maximize the monetization of their mobile channels. It has been demonstrated to serve text, banner and video ads with higher fill rates and effective CPM than could be achieved previously.

Nuance Communications, Inc. www.nuance.com
Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications and professional services. Its Mobile division builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with mobile devices, applications, and services. Nuance Mobile solutions make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most advanced mobile applications and content — regardless of technical know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.

Sigma Designs, Inc. www.sigmadesigns.com
Sigma Designs is a leading fabless provider of highly integrated SoC solutions that are used to deliver multimedia entertainment throughout the home. Sigma’s SoC solutions include media processors and wireless communication devices which combine semiconductors and software as critical components of high-growth consumer applications including IPTV-based set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, HDTVs, entertainment connectivity devices, and RF-based home control devices. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Sigma Designs also has design centers or sales representatives in Canada, China, Denmark, France, Japan, Korea (third party), Singapore, and Taiwan.

Strauss Technology Inc. www.strausstech.com
Strauss, an innovator in 2.5D graphics engine IP, specializes in digital consumer and industrial applications that provide superior drawing performance with a highly optimized architecture for embedded solutions. Strauss is headquartered in Tokyo with a R&D office in Sunnyvale, CA, U.S.A.

WebTView Ltd. www.webtview.com
WebTView provides an end-to-end cloud-based software platform that dynamically discovers and automatically classifies TV-quality Internet video content. WebTView offers OEMs and service providers this rich and unified video catalog that can be used on any TV, mobile device or PC. This cost effective solution helps OEMs and service providers to generate additional revenue streams while differentiating them from the competition.

ACCESS Connect Ecosystem, established in February 2007, is designed to create an elite network of world-class partners to facilitate the development of technologies and solutions for the mobile and beyond-PC markets. More than 100 companies and organizations have joined the program to date.

For details of on the ACE partner program, please visit the ACCESS website atwww.access-company.com/partners/ace/eco

About ACCESS
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, ACCESS Linux Platform and Garnet OS, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in 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 www.access-company.com

 

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