11/23/2005 - ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies announced that ACCESS have collaborated with Accelerated Technology(r), a Mentor Graphics Division (Nasdaq: MENT) to bring ACCESS' NetFront(tm) Mobile Client Suite solution to the Accelerated Technology Nucleus(r) real-time operating system (RTOS). The integration of NetFront Mobile Client Suite with the Nucleus RTOS provides mobile device manufacturers with access to an advanced and comprehensive software solution suite that supports a broad range of device types including multi-media capable 2.5G and 3G handsets.
ACCESS' NetFront Mobile Client Suite is a tightly integrated, flexible, modular and extensible software solution that significantly reduces development time and costs, enabling manufacturers to rapidly introduce advanced new mobile devices. NetFront Mobile Client Suite features technologies proven in millions of mobile deployments throughout the world and includes a customizable UI, browser, MMS client, Java virtual machine and more. The Nucleus RTOS is recognized as one of the most popular real-time operating systems for mobile devices with hundreds of handset designs deployed to date. The joint solution is also expected to facilitate the porting and testing of the NetFront Mobile Client Suite on the wide range of mobile CPU environments that run the Nucleus RTOS.
"This partnership with ACCESS will greatly benefit the community of Nucleus users building mobile devices. The Nucleus RTOS is widely used in handsets, and now these developers can easily incorporate ACCESS' NetFront Mobile Client Suite, into their embedded applications," said Neil Henderson, general manager, Accelerated Technology Division, Mentor Graphics.
"We're very pleased to have partnered with Accelerated Technology to bring NetFront Mobile Client Suite to the Nucleus RTOS," said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. "The availability of NetFront Mobile Client Suite on the Nucleus software provides mobile device manufacturers throughout the world with access to the world-class applications in the suite, including the popular NetFront browser. This joint solution will also facilitate the development of exciting new mobile device solutions leveraging the Nucleus RTOS."
As the part of the joint solution, NetFront browser on the Nucleus RTOS solution will be demonstrated in the Accelerated Technology/Mentor Graphics partner booth at ACCESS' ACCESS Day event at the Tokyo Westin, Tokyo Japan on November 22, 2005.
About NetFront Mobile Client Suite
NetFront Mobile Client Suite is a comprehensive, flexible, modular, and extensible software suite solution that takes the evolving phoneware category to powerful new levels of efficiency and functionality. NetFront Mobile Client Suite offers mobile device manufacturers and mobile operators with an integrated solution that includes a customizable UI, NetFront browser, NetFront Messaging client, SyncML client, Java virtual machine and more.
About the Nucleus RTOS
The Nucleus RTOS is solid and flexible, and ideal for the rich capabilities and complicated task settings that consumers require from their multimedia mobile phones. The Nucleus RTOS is extremely scalable with a minimal memory footprint. Provided with well documented source code and no royalty fees business model, developers using the Nucleus RTOS can help keep product costs down by not passing on the cost of royalty fees to the consumer.
About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronics hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the past 12 months of about $700 million and employs approximately 3,950 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S. W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314.
ACCESS is a global provider of Internet technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. Its NetFront browser, widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, is a cornerstone to the company's vision of enabling Internet access anywhere and on any device. NetFront technologies are delivering full Internet browsing and related services to next-generation mobile devices and consumer electronics ranging from digital TV to automobile telematics. For more information: www.access.co.jp.
ACCESS and NetFront are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in Japan and other countries.
Mentor Graphics, Accelerated Technology and Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation.
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