|[December 10, 2012]
ACCESS NetFront™ Browser NX is selected as Browser Engine for Nintendo's Wii U Game Console
TOKYO --(Business Wire)--
ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software solutions to the
mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that Nintendo
has selected NetFront™ Browser NX, a WebKit-based browser, as the
browser engine for its new Wii U™ game console. NetFront
Browser NX is also used in the Nintendo 3DS™, which was released
NetFront Browser NX is a platform-independent WebKit-based browser
developed and provided by ACCESS. It incorporates a unique technology
that improves memory usage efficiency to ensure stable system behavior
even under exceedingly low memory conditions. The browser supports the
latest Web technologies, including HTML5 Canvas, web storage, web
messaging and server-sent events. NetFront Browser NX has been utilized
by numerous device manufacturers worldwide, including Nintendo, since
its release in 2011.
ACCESS customized the basic NetFront Browser NX to function as the
browser engine of the Wii U.
"We are delighted that NetFront Browser NX has been selected for the new
Wii U game console, following its use in the Nintendo 3DS," said Nobuya
Murofushi, president and CEO, ACCESS. "We will support the spread of the
Wii U in the global market, as well as continue helping to further
energize the game market."
The key features of NetFront Browser NX are:
Independent technlogy that ensures memory usage efficiency and system
Flexible customization of the user interface
Supported operating systems: Linux®, Android (News - Alert)TM,
UNIX, Windows® CE and others
Compatibility: Game consoles, TVs, set top boxes, multifunction
printers, car navigators, smartphones, tablets, feature phones and
For information about NetFront Browser NX's other advanced features,
please visit: http://gl.access-company.com/news_event/archives/2011/20110607_nfbnx/
For information about features supported by the Wii U's Internet
browser, please refer to official information provided by Nintendo.
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global provider of advanced software solutions and
services that enable operators, device manufacturers, content owners and
consumers to make the most of today's multi-screen, connected world. It
provides software for mobiles, smartphones and tablets, connected TVs
and set-top boxes in the connected home, automotive, digital publishing
and networking markets. ACCESS solutions have shipped in over one
billion devices around the world. Its product portfolio includes the NetFront™
Software Series and the ZebOS® network
platform, providing customers faster time-to-market, flexibility and
customizability; the ACCESSTM Digital
Publishing Ecosystem for cloud-based, cross-platform digital
publishing and the NetAd mobile advertising platform.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock
Exchange (Mothers' Index, 4813) and operates subsidiaries and affiliates
in Asia, Europe and the United States. www.access-company.com.
© 2012 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, and NetFront are registered trademarks or
trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other
countries. ZebOS is either a registered trademark or trademark of IP
Infusion Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Nintendo 3DS
and Wii U are trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks, logos and
trade names mentioned in the document are the property of their
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