TOKYO -- January 16, 2006 -- Aplix Corporation (TSE: 3727) announced today that its JBlend™ Java™ platform is included in the first commercial OMAP™ 2 processor-based phones in the world market. The Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP2420 application processor powers these new FOMA™ 3G handsets from NTT DoCoMo.
JBlend has been a leading supporter of TI's OMAP 2 processor through a variety of combined efforts between TI and Aplix. As an example, in TI's Developer Village at 3GSM World Congress 2005, Aplix demonstrated Java 3D contents powered by JBlend and Mascot Capsule V4 from HI Corporation running on an OMAP2420 based on Linux.
TI's OMAP2420 was selected to provide advanced multimedia capabilities for the new FOMA 902i series 3G handsets from DoCoMo. Additionally, all 902i series 3G handsets utilize the JBlend product from Aplix for the DoJa™ platform jointly developed by DoCoMo and Aplix. These currently available 3G handsets represent the first commercial handsets on the market using OMAP 2 processors.
TI's OMAP2420 includes both ARM Jazelle (Java hardware accelerator), as well as Imagination Technologies PowerVR MBX (2D/3D graphics accelerator). JBlend utilizes both of these underlying acceleration technologies to improve the overall user experience of Java applications.
"We are very pleased with the TI OMAP 2 processor optimizations Aplix made to create a powerful Java solution for FOMA phones," said Avner Goren, TI worldwide director of marketing, Cellular Systems. "We have known Aplix to be a leader in Java solutions for mobile phones, and we anticipate more collaboration with Aplix on future TI OMAP processor-based platforms utilizing their leading JBlend platform."
About TI's OMAP Developer Network
Aplix is a member of TI's OMAP Developer Network, a group of leading software developers porting advanced applications to TI's high performance, power-efficient OMAP processors. Handset manufacturers adopting OMAP devices enjoy the rapid deployment of compelling wireless applications including streaming audio and video, multimedia messaging, gaming, security, speech recognition, location-based services and mobile commerce across all leading operating systems. Systems level integration services are also provided worldwide by independent OMAP Technology Centers. The OMAP platform has been selected by leading manufacturers, such as Nokia, Palm, NEC, Fujitsu, LG Electronics, Hewlett-Packard, Sendo, HTC and many more, for their 2.5 and 3G wireless devices. For more information, please visit www.ti.com/omap.
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.
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 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.