Aplix and MontaVista Software to Develop Software for Mobile Linux

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Aplix Corporation 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.

TOKYO, Japan, Dec. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- 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(R). 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(R) (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(TM) 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: http://www.aplixcorp.com/ and http://www.iasolution.net/ .

About the JBlendTM 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


-- 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 http://www.mvista.com .

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

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

other countries.

* JBlend and all related trademarks thereto are trademarks or

registered trademarks of Aplix Corporation in Japan and other


* Java and all other Java-based marks are trademarks or registered

trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other


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

respective owners. Media Contact: Aplix Corporation

Maggie Zhang

Tel: +86-10-5869-5837

Email: maggie@aplixcorp.com

Website: http://www.aplixcorp.com

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