Aplix Corporation is the global leader in deploying Java technology in mobile phones and other consumer electronics devices. The company was founded in 1986 and has been a Sun Java™ licensee since 1996. Aplix has been publicly listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers) since 2003. In 2004, Aplix and the Taiwan based company, iaSolution, finalized the integration of the corporations. Other than the Tokyo and Taipei offices, there are other regional offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Yokosuka, and Okinawa. The merged company's JBlend™ Java platform has been licensed by over 50 companies as of September 2008. Aplix actively supports the enhancement and standardization process of the latest Java requirements. To achieve this, Aplix cooperates with leading operators and industry consortiums/forums (e.g. JCP, Blu-ray Disc Association, etc.) to accelerate the adoption of Java on a variety of consumer electronics devices. The JBlend platform is the market leading Java platform for mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. Ever since its first shipment on the first-ever Java powered consumer electronic device in 1999, the JBlend platform has been widely adopted by both handset manufacturers and leading wireless operators from around the world. As a first-to-market enabler, JBlend powers the most advanced Java features, and had been shipped on over 531 million units as of December 2008.