Droplets Expands Global Operations to Asia

Regional Headquarters in Seoul, Korea announces first customer, Hanssem

NEW YORK, January 29, 2002 - Droplet, Inc. ("Droplets") announced today the expansion of its business development and client service organization into the Asia Pacific region with the opening of regional headquarters in Seoul, Korea. Droplets Asia Pacific will be lead by Don Park, sales and marketing vice president. Park brings an extensive IT consulting and sales background, and recently served as director of sales for Hewlett-Packard Korea.

Droplets is leading an emerging software category referred to as "Rich User Interfaces" (Java Developer's Journal), or "X Internet" (Forrester Research), and enables a far more compelling end-user experience than Web page applications, while providing a lower total cost of ownership by significantly reducing network bandwidth usage.

Droplets Asia Pacific customer Hanssem Co., Ltd., one of the largest interior and furniture manufacturers in the world, is creating a unique Web Service using the Droplets platform and development tools. The Hanssem e-Shop will be launched in the second quarter of 2002."

"International expansion is one of our key strategic priorities for 2002, and our new team in Asia has already hit the ground running," says Philip Brittan, president and CEO of Droplets. "And, I could not have asked for a more innovative and enthusiastic first customer in Asia than Hanssem."

About Droplets
Founded in May 2000 and headquartered in New York City, Droplet, Inc. ("Droplets") provides an application platform and standards-based Java and C++ development tools for deploying highly interactive, real-time applications. The Droplets platform provides the full GUI capabilities of fat client software, directly from the desktop or through a Web browser, while maintaining all application code on your servers. Droplets provides significant bandwidth savings over Web-based applications, while increasing end-user productivity, customer intimacy and partner loyalty. Strategic partners include Borland, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Sun Microsystems. Visit


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