ACCESS Unveils New Corporate Logo; Announces PalmSource to Change Name to ACCESS
TOKYO, Japan and SUNNYVALE, Calif., - Oct. 12, 2006 - ACCESS CO., LTD. (TSE:4813), today unveiled a new brand identity that signifies a milestone in the Company’s history and further highlights ACCESS’ evolution as a leading provider of solutions for the mobile phone and device markets. In addition, the Company also announced that it’s wholly owned subsidiary, PalmSource, Inc., has started the process to begin transitioning its company name to ACCESS.
ACCESS and PalmSource are both recognized as pioneers in the mobile phone and device markets with their respective product and technology portfolios. ACCESS’ NetFront™ browser, which recently surpassed 279 million deployments globally representing 923 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from major Internet device manufacturers, is widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world.
PalmSource is the Company behind Palm OS®, a leading operating system powering mobile devices and phones. More than 40 million mobile phones, handhelds, and other mobile devices run PalmSource software. PalmSource and its proprietary Palm OS have given rise to a large community of users, enterprises, developers and manufacturers, who together make up the Palm Powered™ Economy.
Together, ACCESS and PalmSource are committed to developing products and platforms designed to optimize the capabilities of mobile phones and devices. The first product to leverage the collective technologies and expertise of ACCESS and PalmSource is the ACCESS Linux® Platform (ALP), announced in February 2006.
"Our new logo has been designed to symbolize the transformation of ACCESS as it evolves into a truly global company dedicated to providing innovative products and technology,” said Toru Arakawa, ACCESS CEO, president and co-founder. “The new logo symbolizes our Company values of total customer satisfaction, integrity, innovation, excellence and openness,” Arakawa added.
The new logo modernizes the current ACCESS logo signifying the Company’s evolution as a global corporation with 29 offices in Asia, Europe and the United States. Featuring four spheres emanating from the word ACCESS, the logo is a metaphor for the technologies and products that ACCESS generates, incubates and releases to the world. These spheres represent the technologies, products, industries, and business models that ACCESS and PalmSource have developed as well as the ones it has yet to generate.
Highlighting the two companies coming together as one, the logo features two shades of blue associated with both ACCESS and PalmSource. The overall design represents a company that is developing and providing the mobile phone and device industry with innovative technologies and products.
New Integrated Global Web Site
The new integrated ACCESS and PalmSource web site features a streamlined interface that significantly facilitates the end-user experience. Available in five language versions-- English, Japanese, French, German, and Spanish-- the web site is designed to provide information to a broader global audience. The new ACCESS web site represents the Company’s commitment to providing its global customers, partners and developers with a comprehensive source of timely information that is well structured and readily accessible.
The new ACCESS Web site may be viewed at www.access-company.com.
In addition to the conference sessions, ACCESS Day also featured an exhibit area where ACCESS partners demonstrated a wide range of products. Nearly 30 companies participated including Adobe Systems Inc., Freescale Semiconductor Japan Ltd., FUJI SOFT Incorporated, Google, Inc., Intel K.K., Mentor Graphics Japan Co., Ltd., NEC Corporation, NEC Electronics Corporation, Nippon Ericsson K.K., QUALCOMM Incorporated, Texas Instruments Japan Limited and Toshiba Semiconductor Company.
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© 2006 ACCESS CO., LTD., and PalmSource, Inc.
ACCESS and NetFront are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in Japan and other countries.
The registered trademark LINUX® is owned by Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark in the U.S. and other countries, and licensed exclusively to the Linux Mark Institute
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