SOURCE: Aplix Corporation

February 14, 2007 22:00 ET

iaSolution Forms Strategic Alliance With Tencent -- the Largest Instant Messaging (IM) Service Provider in China

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- iaSolution Inc. announced today that it has become the exclusive Java™ ME Platform Partner of the leading Chinese Internet and Mobile value-added services provider Tencent (SEHK: 700) to support its full range of KJava products on different mobile platforms (e.g. MTK, Windows Mobile, etc.).

Being the leading Instant Messaging (IM) software provider and one of the best known consumer brands in China, Tencent's QQ IM represents over 70% of market share and has over 500 million registered user accounts, with a record of more than 20 million simultaneously online user accounts. Their mobile IM service, branded Mobile QQ, has been widely deployed and preloaded into some of the hottest selling handset models for the Chinese youth, where over 80% of those are KJava based.

"Meeting the increasing consumer expectations is crucial for our customers. We are glad to see the commitment of Tencent towards Java, and we believe by combining our proven JBlend™ Java platform which has been deployed in about 30% of Java-enabled handsets globally with consumer-preferred branding applications like QQ, we are able to help our customers to launch more compelling products more easily. We are proud to be the first vendor in the market to offer full product line for Tencent mobile applications as pre-bundle option on JBlend," said Derek Chim, Senior Vice President of Aplix Corporation.

"Java is a preferred technology to develop mobile applications for feature phones. We are happy to work with iaSolution to further optimize our KJava-based products, and deliver a better user experience to handset users," said Chengmin Liu, Senior Vice President of Tencent.

About iaSolution Inc.

Established in 2000, iaSolution has committed itself to becoming the partner of choice in Asia Pacific as the wireless communication software solution provider that continuously creates values for customers and partners through superior knowledge and technologies. To realize this goal, iaSolution focuses on developing embedded software for wireless devices and application platforms for wireless services to help customers and partners to provide value-added services via wireless devices.

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About Aplix Corporation

Aplix Corporation is the global leader in deploying Java technology in mobile devices. It 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.

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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 and shipped in over 267 million mobile phone and consumer electronics devices as of September 2006.

About Tencent

Tencent aims to enrich the interactive experience of Internet users in China by providing a comprehensive range of Internet and wireless value-added services. Through its various online platforms, including Instant Messaging QQ, web portal, QQ Game portal, multi-media blog service Qzone and wireless WAP portal, Tencent services the largest online community in China and meets the user's needs for communication, information, entertainment and e-Commerce on the Internet.

Tencent currently operates three principal lines of business: Internet value-added services, mobile and telecommunications value-added services and online advertising. Shares of Tencent Holdings Limited are traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, under stock code 700. For more information, please visit

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