Aplix Solutions Reaches Distribution Agreement with Futuremark Corporation

April 23, 2007

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Aplix Solutions Reaches Distribution Agreement with Futuremark Corporation

To Provide Conformance Test Suite and Benchmark Software for OpenKODE®, OpenGL®ES, Open®VG and Other Futuremark Products in Japan and Asia Pacific



TOKYO, JAPAN – April 24, 2007 – Aplix Solutions, a joint venture company of Aplix Corporation (TSE: 3727) and Quattro Media Corporation, announced today that they have reached a distribution agreement with Futuremark Corporation, the leading provider of performance analysis software for handhelds and PCs, to provide a wide range of benchmarking software and services to operators and handset manufacturers in Japan and Asia Pacific.

As a contributing member of the Khronos™ Group for years and has previously developed benchmarks targeted to measure the performance of devices with software and hardware implementations of the OpenGL® ES, Open®VG and Java™ M3G, Futuremark is one of the few vendors engaged in developing products that support OpenGL® ES 2.0, and was selected by Khronos™ Group to develop the official conformance test suite for the OpenKODE® last December.

With this agreement, operators and handset manufacturers can now have a proper way to assure the compliance and quality of their products with OpenKODE® ,OpenGL®ES, and/or Open®VG APIs implementations by using Futuremark's "de-facto" benchmark software distributed through Aplix Solutions.

"The Agreement with Aplix Solutions, one of Aplix's subsidiaries, enables us to broaden our business opportunities in Japan and Asia Pacific," said Petri Talala, Vice President of Mobile Business Unit of Futuremark. "We have high expectations that Aplix Solutions will play a huge role in helping us fulfill our strategy in the Japanese and Asian market."

"I am delighted that we have signed the distribution agreement," added Masaaki Sekino, President of Aplix Solutions. "By working closely with Futuremark, a global leader of high performance benchmarking products, we can further assist our customers to develop and release high performance products into market in a timely manner."

About Futuremark Corporation
Futuremark Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark and PCMark Series, SPMark and VGMark (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 13 million real life benchmarking results.
Maintains offices: Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland

About Aplix Solutions Inc.
Aplix Solutions Inc. is a joint venture company of Aplix Corporation and Quattro Media Corporation, established in February, 2007. The company focuses on providing wide variety of third-party middleware and applications for mobile phones by collaborating with global third-party companies.
Headquarters: Tokyo

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.
Headquarters: Tokyo
Regional offices: San Francisco, Munich, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Yokosuka, and Okinawa
For more information, please visit: www.aplixcorp.com and www.iasolution.net

*Java and all other Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *3DMark and PCMark Series, SPMark and VGMark are trademarks or registered trademarks of Futuremark Corporation. *OpenKODE®, OpenGS® and Khronos are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Khronos Group. *All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

Company Contact:

Futuremark Corporation
Phone: +358 (0)20 759 8266
Petri Talala
Vice President of Mobile Business Unit
Email: petri.talala@futuremark.com

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