HI's 3D Rendering Engine MascotCapsule(R) Exceeds 200 Million Shipments in Mobile Devices Worldwide

    The Shipments by Overseas Carriers and Manufacturers also exceed 100
    million units

    TOKYO, March 30 /CNW/ -- HI CORPORATION (Headquarters: Meguro-ku, Tokyo;
President and CEO: Kazuo Kawabata hereinafter "HI") announced today that its
3D rendering engine MascotCapsule(R) reached 230 million shipments in mobile
devices worldwide as of the end of the fourth quarter (October-December) of
    MascotCapsule(R) has been widely adopted worldwide by being embedded into
the handsets of 4 of the top 5 overseas manufacturers. More than 100 million
handsets were shipped with the engine globally as of the end of the quarter.
(The shipments in Japan exceeded 100 million units in the third quarter (July-
September) of 2006).
    MascotCapsule(R) was shipped in a record number of embedded devices other
than mobile phones as of the end of the fourth quarter, reaching 2 million
    "We are very excited that our flagship product MascotCapsule(R) has been
shipped in more than 200 million mobile devices.  We believe that there is a
strong need for 3D graphics in mobile phones worldwide.  We are committed to
cultivating the market and continually upgrading our products to meet the
needs of the market. We will continue our efforts to develop "more comfortable
and fun" computer-interface solutions and services for various mobile devices,
including the continued promotion of MascotCapsule(R), so users can enjoy new
functions brought by the latest technology without experiencing stress and
spending time learning how to use them," said Kazuo Kawabata, HI's President
and CEO.

    (*) MascotCapule(R) is a registered trademark of HI Corporation.
    (*) The names of other products and companies mentioned herein may be
      trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


    Established in 1989, HI is a leading developer and supplier of middleware
for embedded devices.  The company's flagship product "MascotCapsule(R)" is a
real-time 3D rendering engine that has been adopted by Japan's four carriers
as well as carriers in the US, Korea, and China. Major Japanese and overseas
handset manufacturers have obtained a global license from HI.
    Since its release, hundreds of console game quality 3D content and UIs
using MascotCapsule(R) have been released through multiple wireless networks.
For more information, please visit http://www.hicorp.co.jp


     Marketing Division: Mitsutaka Monma
     Tel:     +81-3-3710-2843
     Fax:     +81-3-5773-8660
     Email:   press@hicorp.co.jp
     Address: 5th Floor,  Meguro Higashiyama Bldg.,
              1-4-4 Higashiyama, Meguro-ku,
              Tokyo, Japan 153-0043


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For further information: Mitsutaka Monma of HI CORPORATION, 
+81-3-3710-2843, fax +81-3- 5773-8660, press@hicorp.co.jp Web Site:

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