JBlend Technology Tops Ten Million Shipments in Mobile Phones

9/3/2002 - Aplix, the global leader in deploying Java technology in mobile phones, announced that its JBlend technology has shipped in more than ten million mobile phones and other embedded products, as of the end of July. Aplix will be showcasing its popular execution environment for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) at booth number 2 at the 2002 Sprint Application Developer's Conference in Las Vegas.

In another significant development, JBlend technology is being deployed in the US for the first time in mobile phones from a number of well-known manufacturers. In addition to mobile phones, JBlend technology has also been incorporated in a variety of home electronics and embedded devices in Japan, such as mini disc camcorders, digital photo printers, digital image albums, and High Definition Televisions (HDTV).

"Aplix has reached a significant milestone that speaks to both the quality of JBlend technology and the strong demand for the J2ME platform by mobile phone manufacturers and wireless carriers around the world," said Juan Dewar, director, Strategic Solutions and Devices, Software Business and Marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "We applaud Aplix for this achievement and recognize their important role in helping make mobile Java technology the leading platform for wireless data services."

"Aplix had a lot of help in reaching this milestone," said Ryu Koriyama, chief executive officer and chairman of Aplix Corporation. " We are grateful to Sun for the wonderful support given to Aplix over the years as one of the earliest Java technology licensees. We also want to thank our customers for selecting JBlend technology as their Java solution."

About JBlend Platform (www.JBlend.com)
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 (JVM) 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 Aplix Corporation (www.aplixcorp.com)
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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