SOURCE: Aplix Corporation

October 31, 2005 20:11 ET

Aplix Announces Advanced Java™ Specifications Available for QUALCOMM's BREW® Solution

TOKYO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2005 -- Aplix Corporation (TSE: 3727), a global leader in deploying Java™ technology on mobile phones, today announced the availability of Jblend™ for QUALCOMM's BREW® solution.

Aplix's JBlend solution is a Java environment that is platform independent, meaning that it can be integrated into a variety of operating systems and mobile phone environments. By providing JBlend on the BREW client, the amount of time required for a handset manufacturer to support the Java requirements of a wireless operator is dramatically reduced.

Aplix has a very comprehensive Java roadmap, especially with regards to advanced Java requirements for 3G phones. Major operators' Java specifications for 3G such as Vodafone's VFX and NTT DoCoMo's DoJa are supported by JBlend, as well as a variety of industry standard specifications. QUALCOMM's BREW solution is successfully deployed with 56 commercial operators and has earned BREW publishers and developers over $350 million as reported in June 2005.

"We are pleased that Aplix's JBlend enables Java content on BREW phones," said Tom Grieco, senior director of BREW Developer Relations for QUALCOMM Internet Services. "This product demonstrates the truly open nature of the BREW solution by offering publishers and developers the ability to develop applications in the programming language of their choice, thereby extending the benefits of the BREW solution to a wider audience."

"We are very excited to support BREW with a pre-integrated version of JBlend. BREW is a successful wireless solution, and our customers are very pleased to have the time-to-market advantages realized by a pre-integrated version of JBlend on BREW," said Wesley Kuo, president and CSO, Aplix. "Given our excellent position in the Java market, as well as the global success of the BREW solution, we believe both companies' customers will benefit."

QUALCOMM's BREW solution is designed to meet the distinct and varied needs of wireless operators, handset manufacturers, publishers, developers and end users around the world. BREW products and services include: an open, extensible client platform that supports robust systems and application software including personalized and branded user interfaces for mass market devices; a J2EE™-based, modular delivery system that enables the distribution of content, applications and user interfaces to wireless devices across all air interfaces; a dedicated professional services team that supports the integration of customized implementations; and the wireless industry's first global marketplace to support the monetization of applications and services developed in all programming languages. The BREW solution can make the wireless visions of innovative companies a reality.

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

Regional offices: San Francisco, Munich, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, and Korea (in progress)

For more information, please visit: www.aplix.co.jp/ 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 30 companies as of December 2004.

JBlend technology:

--  Sets the pace by maintaining market leadership through innovation.
--  Has proven results, enabling first-to-market deliveries for our
    customers.
--  Over 129 million mobile phones and consumer electronics devices have
    been shipped with JBlend as of June 2005.
    
JBlend and all related trademarks thereto are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aplix Corporation in Japan and other countries.

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

QUALCOMM and BREW are registered trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated.

All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

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