NTT DoCoMo to Invest in Aplix; Increase Stake in ACCESS

Dec 02, 2005


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NTT DoCoMo, Inc. has announced that it will acquire 15,000 newly allocated shares, or 14.98%, of software company Aplix Corporation for 12.975 billion yen, or 865,000 yen per share. DoCoMo expects to complete this investment process on December 21, 2005. Aplix develops embedded software, mainly middleware for mobile phones and PCs, as well as markets software. Its Java products are sold under the brand name JBlend.

Also, NTT DoCoMo, Inc. has announced that it will acquire 6,356 newly allocated shares in software company ACCESS CO., LTD. for about 15 billion yen, or 2.36 million yen per share, raising its stake from 7.12% to 11.66%. DoCoMo expects to complete this investment process on December 20, 2005. ACCESS develops and markets Internet software, mainly for mobile phones. Their products are marketed under the brand name NetFront.

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