SOURCE: Aplix Corporation

February 22, 2006 00:00 ET

Jblend™ Platform Deployed in BenQ-Siemens' S88

TOKYO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 22, 2006 -- Aplix Corporation (TSE: 3727) announced today that its JBlend platform is included in BenQ-Siemens' S88, one of the first mobile phones introduced under the dual brand.

After the purchase of Siemens' handset division in 2005, BenQ has been working with Aplix to develop a series of phone models under the new BenQ-Siemens brand. The first such phone model, the S88, uses the JBlend platform and complies with Java Technology for the Wireless Industry (JTWI™) 1.0 [JSR-185]. JBlend will also be deployed in several other phone models that are currently under development.

"We have a successful history of supporting BenQ on diverse mobile phone projects," said Wesley Kuo, President and CSO of Aplix. "Our goal is to continue to utilize the industry-leading features of JBlend to benefit BenQ."

As the first-to-market enabler, Aplix has been trusted by global operators and handset manufacturers to fulfill their desired Java specifications. The JBlend platform has already been deployed on over 150 million mobile devices around the world. Aplix continues its innovative efforts to contribute to the development of consumer products that are even more appealing and easier to use than those we have today.

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.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 150 million mobile phones and consumer electronics devices have
    been shipped with JBlend as of September 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.

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

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