JBlend Technology To Be Deployed in Alcatel Mobile Phones

11/25/2002 - Aplix, the global leader in deploying JavaTM technology in mobile phones, announced that its JBlend platform has been selected as the preferred Java solution for mobile phones from Alcatel.

Aplix's JBlend technology has enjoyed unparalleled success in the Japanese market after being incorporated into 33 wireless handset models from 11 different manufacturers to date. As of the end of September this year, JBlend technology has shipped in more than 12 million units of mobile phones and home electronics devices, including mini disc camcorders, digital photo printers, digital image albums, and High Definition Televisions (HDTV).

The Alcatel handsets will incorporate JBlend technology, which includes the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2METM) Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC), Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP), and Aplix's patent-pending acceleration technology. This comprehensive platform will enable Alcatel customers to run pre-installed and downloaded applications such as games and productivity apps.

"Aplix is by far the most experienced implementer of Java technology in mobile phones," said Laurent Guyot, vice-president, Products and Solutions, Alcatel Mobile Phone Division. "Their commercial success and experience in Japan making Java technology in handsets a reality is impressive. They offer intimate knowledge about how to successfully deploy a fast, robust, and stable Java execution environment in a wireless handset context. This combination of market leadership and technical know-how makes them an extremely valuable partner as we roll out our first Java-enabled phones."

"The selection of JBlend technology by a powerhouse like Alcatel is a key milestone as we expand our market leadership from Japan to Europe and the US," said Ryu Koriyama, chief executive officer and chairman of Aplix Corporation.

About JBlend Platform
The JBlend platform is the de facto solution for developing and deploying Java applications and services in mobile phones. It includes a high performance, small footprint Java virtual machine (JVMTM) for a variety of configurations (CLDC, CDC) and profiles/extensions (MIDP, i-mode, wireless messaging, mobile media); and all the porting tools and test suites needed to Java-enable a full line of consumer products. The JBlend platform supports a variety of popular operating systems and microprocessors, and has also been successfully integrated in many digital appliances and embedded devices. In addition, JBlend technology offers device manufacturers the following key benefits:

About Alcatel
Alcatel designs, develops and builds innovative and competitive communications networks, enabling carriers, service providers and enterprises to deliver any type of content, such as voice, data and multimedia, to any type of consumer, anywhere in the world. Relying on its leading and comprehensive products and solutions portfolio, stretching from end-to-end optical infrastructures, fixed and mobile networks to broadband access, Alcatel's customers can focus on optimizing their service offerings and revenue streams. With sales of EURO 25 billion in 2001 and 99,000 employees, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.

About Aplix
Aplix Corporation is the global leader in deploying Java technology in mobile phones. The company's JBlend technology has been adopted as the standard Java runtime environment by leading wireless carriers in Japan, and has been shipped in more than 10 million mobile phones and home electronics products. Aplix was first established in 1986 and has been a Sun Java licensee since 1996. It is headquartered in Tokyo with an affiliate in San Francisco and office in Paris.

JBlend and all JBlend-related trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aplix Corporation in Japan and other countries. Sun, Java, JVM, J2ME, and PersonalJava are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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