CUPERTINO, Calif. and TOKUSHIMA, Japan --February 3, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) and JUSTSYSTEM of Tokushima, Japan, announced today a joint agreement whereby JUSTSYSTEM will be licensing Symantec’s Just-in-Time Java compiler which is an integral part of Symantec’s Café and Visual Café products. JUSTSYSTEM licensed this component for inclusion into their web browser, which will be bundled in “Ichitaro,” JUSTSYSTEMS’ popular word processor package to obtain top Java performance in the browser by instantly converting Java bytecode to native code on the fly.
“Symantec is pleased to work directly with JUSTSYSTEM in continuing our extension into international business with this agreement with JUSTSYSTEM in Japan. By providing our Just-in-Time compiler to the leader of the Japanese word processing market, JUSTSYSTEM will be able to take advantage of our unique product,” said Mansour Safai, general manager of Symantec’s Internet Tools Division. “We are very committed to the Japanese market and this relationship is very important to our Internet strategy outside of the United States.”
“JUSTSYSTEM is pleased to be working with Symantec and its award-winning products. Symantec has the fastest JIT and its products are the market leaders,” said Masayuki Hayase, director of product development and planning for JUSTSYSTEM. “Symantec’s JIT will initially be bundled with our web browser product to get top Java execution speed.”
Symantec’s Just-in-Time compilers are available in Symantec’s line of Internet Tools which include Symantec Café for Windows 95, NT and Macintosh, Visual Café for Windows 95, NT and Power Macintosh, Visual Café Pro for Windows 95 and NT.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Java, is the de facto standard platform for network computing.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that could cause Symantec’s future development efforts to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among these are the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, the competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on other products, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec products. Additional information concerning those and other factors is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual report on form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 29, 1996 and the company's quarterly report on form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 27, 1996.
About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, or (541) 334-6054.
About JUSTSYSTEM Corporation
JUSTSYSTEM Corporation, based in Tokushima, Japan, is the leading supplier of business productivity software in the Japanese market. The company’s flagship products include Ichitaro, Japanese language word processing software with seven million units in sales and JustNet, a Web-oriented, multimedia online service which is the first of its kind in Japan. JUSTSYSTEM, Inc., Menlo Park, CA, is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of JUSTSYSTEM Corporation. Founded in 1979, Kazunori Ukigawa, President and CEO and 1100 employees are committed to the pursuit of the open and free world of the Internet and computer software technology.
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Additional information on JUSTSYSTEM and its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site at http://www.justsystem.com (U.S.A.).