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welocalize acquires localization division of techIndex japan

Acquisition creates leader in Japanese translation excellence located in Tokyo

Frederick, MD and Tokyo, Japan: July 18, 2007 – Welocalize Inc, a leading provider of globalization services, announced today the completion of their acquisition of the localization division of TechIndex, a company located in Tokyo, Japan. The acquisition marks a significant expansion in Japan for Welocalize with the addition of experienced, in-house Japanese translators, quality control and project management professionals.

Japanese Market

The acquisition indicates a major milestone for Welocalize in the rapidly evolving Japanese market. “Our clients are increasingly moving their decision making for Japanese localization/translation to Tokyo, and now we will be able to service their in-country needs with a highly-competent, quality-focused team located in the heart of the city,” said E. Smith Yewell, Welocalize CEO.

Passion for Quality

“Both companies are passionate about delivering high-quality services to our clients. In combining Welocalize and the localization division of TechIndex, we believe we offer something new and fresh with an organization in Japan that is smart, innovative and bursting with ideas,” said Sunil Sadhwani, Welocalize General Manager, Japan. “Quality requirements in Japanese are unique, and we have the capability and commitment to deliver to the absolutely highest standards.”

“For more than 10 years, TechIndex has continuously provided localization services and been widely acclaimed as one of the leading high quality providers. I strongly believe that by acquiring TechIndex, Welocalize will inherit its business for further enhancement and development in the Japanese market,” said Yuji Nagasawa, TechIndex Executive Vice President.

About Welocalize

Welocalize offers integrated globalization services for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. In response to unique customer needs, we provide globalization consulting, translation, localization and testing solutions that manage risk, improve repeatability and ensure transfer of knowledge from project to project.

Our clients include Autodesk, Inc.; Canon; Cisco Systems; Computer Associates; IBM; Microsoft; Sun; Symantec and Xerox. With over 400 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains 9 offices in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China . Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information.

About TechIndex

To fulfill its mission to be “Technology Index” in the forthcoming ubiquitous era, TechIndex creates new business models assembling all components of expertise in datacenter, video, mobile/Web and system development, and constantly offers the latest technologies to help you lead a quality life. TechIndex is strategically expanding its business operations while playing a key technological role in the mobile solution service Index Group advances. Please visit www.tech-index.jp for more information.

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