SOURCE: Aplix Corporation

December 05, 2006 21:00 ET

Aplix and MontaVista Software Form Strategic Alliance to Develop Software for Mobile Linux®

Aplix Also Made an Equity Investment in MontaVista Software

TOKYO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2006 -- Aplix Corporation (TSE: 3727) announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with MontaVista Software Inc. to integrate MontaVista's Mobilinux products with its middleware framework on Mobile Linux®. Also, Aplix made an equity investment in MontaVista Software.

Aplix has been an active player in the development of integrated software solutions for Linux-based mobile phones using its middleware framework and MOAP® (L), the Linux platform developed for NTT DoCoMo, Inc. By teaming up with MontaVista, the leading developer of Linux applications for mobile phones, Aplix will be well positioned to provide fully integrated solutions for all chipsets supported by MontaVista, enabling its customers to improve their development efficiency as well as product functionalities. MontaVista plans to provide development kits and testing tools optimized for Aplix's middleware framework.

MontaVista CEO Thomas Kelly said, "MontaVista is the leading supplier of Linux operating systems for mobile phones with over 20 million shipped in 2005. We believe this new alliance will help to accelerate the market penetration of multi-featured Linux-based mobile phones."

Aplix CEO and CTO Ryu Koriyama said, "The formation of this strategic alliance with MontaVista will help improve the efficiency of the development of Linux-based mobile phones. We are confident that it will enable us to provide highly functional and efficient integrated software solutions for our customers."

About Aplix Corporation

Aplix Corporation is the global leader in deploying Java™ technology in mobile phones. Aplix was first established in 1986 and has been a Sun Java licensee since 1996. Aplix was publicly listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers) in 2003. On August 24, 2004, Aplix and the Taiwan-based company iaSolution finalized the integration of the corporations.

Headquarters: Tokyo
Other offices: San Francisco, Munich, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Seongnam,
Seoul and Okinawa
For more information, please visit: www.aplixcorp.com/ and
www.iasolution.net/
About the JBlend™ Platform

The JBlend platform is the de facto solution for running Java applications and services in consumer electronics devices, including mobile phones. The platform has been licensed by over 50 companies as of December 2005. JBlend technology:

--  Sets the pace by maintaining market leadership through innovation.
--  Has proven results, enabling first-to-market deliveries for our
    customers.
--  Over 267 million mobile phones and consumer electronics devices have
    been shipped with JBlend as of September 2006.
    
About MontaVista Software Inc.

MontaVista is the leading embedded Linux provider for the telecommunications market. MontaVista delivers a complete, flexible and open operating system which allows designers to innovate across a wide range of mobile and wireless devices and communications infrastructures. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., MontaVista has operations in 15 countries. For more information, please visit www.mvista.com

Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.

MOAP is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.

Java and all other Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

JBlend and all related trademarks thereto are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aplix Corporation in Japan and other countries.

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