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New ACCESS Connect Ecosystem Partners Promote Digital Lifestyle Technologies


Tokyo, Japan – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that ten more companies have joined ACCESS™ Connect Ecosystem (ACE), a global partner program that seeks to enable ACCESS and its partners to jointly build leadership in the integrated solutions market.

ACCESS Connect Ecosystem, established in February 2007, is designed to create a network of world-class partners that will facilitate and strengthen the development of technologies and solutions to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. Over ninety-five companies and organizations have joined the program to date.

ACCESS Connect Ecosystem members are global leaders in their respective industries, and include telecom carriers, consumer electronics makers, chipmakers, software developers and media businesses. Partners promote the development of new technologies, products and services by utilizing integrated platforms and solutions provided by ACCESS. These include ACCESS Linux Platform™, an open, flexible, next-generation mobile software platform based on Linux; NetFront Browser™ for mobile devices and consumer electronics; and NetFront Living Connect™, DLNA guideline-compliant middleware for home network equipment.

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

Abaxia S.A.

Abaxia is a leading software developer specializing in mobile handset software for network operators and handset manufacturers. Abaxia’s market-leading Active Idle Screen Technology enables service providers to introduce a consistent interface across major handset manufacturers.


Cidana produces advanced multimedia software solutions for the handheld, embedded and automotive markets. Cidana’s products include multimedia codecs, middleware and applications for worldwide mobile digital TV (DVB-T, DVB-H, T-DMB, 1-Seg, CMMB, DMB-TH), video streaming, and video playback on ACCESS Linux Platform.

CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.

CRI Middleware has been researching and developing multimedia technologies (such as movie/audio compression, multi streaming, and file compression/management) for over ten years. CRI Middleware provides middleware and tools (such as CRI ADX and CRI Sofdec) to its customers.

DigiCert, Inc.

DigiCert, Inc. is a leading global certification authority specializing in High-Assurance SSL Certificates and Identity Services. DigiCert provides flexible certificate solutions including Extended Validation, Wildcard and UC certificates with unlimited server licenses.

Discretix Technologies Ltd.

Discretix delivers ready-to-deploy embedded security solutions for consumer electronics devices. Protecting the device and its contents, Discretix’ embedded co-processors and applications are tightly integrated to enhance security with an optimal user experience.

FeliCa Networks, Inc

FeliCa Networks is striving for the creation of new lifestyle with the mobile FeliCa technologies that has been integrated in various advanced mobile phones. All services including electronic payments, transportation, coupons and ticketing could be realized on its platform. FeliCa Networks hopes that new lifestyle would make both service providers and users happy and, for this purpose, we would like to continue to research and develop the new technology and operate the platform of the Mobile FeliCa.

Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, and manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries.

Kingsoft Co., Ltd.

Kingsoft Corporation Limited is a leader in development, distribution and services for entertainment and applications software in China. Key products include WPS Office, Kingsoft PowerWord, Kingsoft Internet Security, and online games such as the JX Series and The First Myth. The company also markets products, such as Kingsoft Internet Security and Kingsoft PowerWord, to retail consumers, corporate organizations and government agencies in China.

Leadcore Technology Co., Ltd

Leadcore Technology Co., Ltd. is one of the core members of the Datang Telecom Technology and Industry Group. Based in Shanghai, Leadcore conducts research and development on the TD-SCDMA 3G mobile telecommunications standard. Leadcore’s comprehensive lineup of products includes infrastructure and terminal solutions for both public and private communication networks.

Shanghai Novarobo Technology, Co., Ltd.

Shanghai-based Novarobo provides a Linux-based design platform and SDK as a cost-effective solution for car navigation systems, PNDs, home media centers and smartphones. Novarobo‘s flexible and expandable software design platform integrates applications and middleware with a customized UI designed for consumer products.

For details of other ACE members, please visit the ACCESS website at

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™, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 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


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