• NetFrontBrowser Powers eBook for China Market

Beijing, China, November 24, 2009 – ACCESS China Inc., a subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that ACCESS NetFront Browser v3.5 has been selected by Shenzhen-based State Micro Technology Co., Ltd. (SMiT) for its Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) based on the Windows® CE operating system. SMiT is a high-tech company specialized in digital TV and mobile multi-media solutions that owns proprietary intellectual property rights and core technologies and acts as a representative for a number of Chinese ODMs. This is the first partnership between ACCESS China and SMiT and further extends NetFront Browser’s deployment in MIDs designed and customized for the China market.

The first deployment of NetFront Browser v3.5 on a SMiT commercial MID is for a popular eBook designed and produced by SMiT. Thanks to NetFront Browser’s enhanced capabilities, SMiT eBook users can enjoy faster Internet browsing


SMiT’s eBook with ACCESS NetFront Browser

“Our partnership with ACCESS supports SMiT’s key objectives of specializing in DTV, accelerating mobile Internet convergence and promoting the growth of DTV and MID technologies in China through innovation,” said Kevin Jin, deputy general manager, MTV Product Center, Shenzhen State Micro Technology Co., Ltd. “We are confident that our partnership will further enhance SMiT’s position and market share in the MID and information appliances market.”

“Our agreement with SMiT is a breakthrough for ACCESS in China’s MID market and demonstrates our commitment to developing strong and stable partnerships with leading MID manufacturers in China,” said Pierre Suhandinata, president and CEO of ACCESS China. “SMiT is a leader in China’s DTV, mobile multi-media and home network solutions markets. Through this cooperation, we hope to bring a better user experience and improved services to OEMs and end-users who adopt SMiT’s mobile multi-media solutions.”

NetFront Browser v3.5 is designed for Web 2.0 services and provides users with faster speed and enhanced features and capabilities. NetFront Browser v3.5 has already been successfully deployed on millions of mobile devices shipping into global markets, including mobile phones, digital TVs, set-top boxes and car navigation devices. NetFront series deployments surpassed 800 million worldwide at the end of July 2009.

About ACCESS and ACCESS China
ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) 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 and ACCESS Linux Platform provide 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 China Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., was established in July 2002 in Beijing as a total solution provider for mobile Internet and beyond-PC markets, with a focus on providing an improved, easy-to-use end-user experience. ACCESS China has over 500 employees.

About SMiT
Shenzhen State Micro Technology Co., Ltd., (SMiT), is a high-tech company specialized in the DTV industry that owns proprietary intellectual property rights and core technologies. SMiT’s capabilities range from designing large scale integrated circuit chips to developing integrated system solutions. The SMiT products index includes DTV Conditional Access Modules (CAM), DVB-T/C/S2 solutions, DVB-T iDTV and MID. SMiT also endeavors to develop M2M solutions and to provide integrated solutions for industry users. Founded in Oct. 2003, SMiT always takes the expansion of national science and the promotion of the Chinese digital TV industry as its key objectives. For more information about SMiT, please visit http://www.smit.com.cn.

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