Patriot Scientific Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: PTSC) , a leading intellectual-property licensing company, today announced that DMP Electronics Inc. of Taiwan has purchased an implementation license to the company's microprocessor patent portfolio for use in DMP's semiconductor devices.
"We're pleased to welcome DMP Electronics to our group of global licensees," said Patriot Scientific CEO Jim Turley. "DMP can now implement our technology at the chip level, such as in their embedded x86-compatible processors. This agreement shows how truly essential our technology has become in the development of advanced microprocessors everywhere."
Commenting on the agreement, DMP Electronics President/CEO Daniel Tai said, "The design techniques detailed within the patent portfolio are essential in the development of advanced microprocessors such as our Vortex86SX flagship product."
DMP Electronics becomes the 22nd global licensee of Patriot Scientific's fundamental patent portfolio. Previously announced licensees include Intel, AMD, Hewlett Packard, Nokia, Casio, Fujitsu, Sony, Nikon, Seiko Epson, Pentax, Olympus, Kenwood, Agilent, Lexmark, NEC Corporation, Funai Electric, LEGO Group, SanDisk and the Sharp Corporation.
About DMP Electronics
Taiwan-based DMP Electronics was founded in 1989 and specializes in the design of embedded computer architectures. The company's Vortex86SX is a high- performance and fully static 32-bit x86 microprocessor. Compatible with popular Intel chips and 32-bit operating systems such as Windows and Linux, the Vortex86SX chip is well suited to a broad range of end-user electronics products.
About Patriot Scientific
Patriot Scientific is a leading intellectual-property licensing company that develops, markets, and enables innovative technologies that serve the demands of fast-growing markets such as wireless devices, smart cards, home appliances and gateways, set-top boxes, entertainment technology, automotive telematics, biomedical devices, and industrial controllers. Headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., information about the company can be found at http://www.ptsc.com/.
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About the MMP Portfolio
The Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) Portfolio contains intellectual property that is jointly owned by the privately held TPL Group and publicly held Patriot Scientific Corporation (OTCBB: PTSC). The portfolio includes seven U.S. patents as well as their European and Japanese counterparts. It is becoming widely recognized that these patents protect fundamental technology used in designing microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors (DSPs), embedded processors and system-on-chip (SoC) devices. The MMP portfolio is exclusively managed by Alliacense, a TPL Group Enterprise.
About The TPL Group
Founded in 1988, Technology Properties Limited (The TPL Group) has emerged as a global coalition of high-technology enterprises involved in the development, management and commercialization of intellectual property (IP) assets as well as the design, manufacture and sales of proprietary products based on these same IP assets. Among the advanced products that The TPL Group enterprises continue to bring to market are system-on-chip solutions for distributed digital media processing applications. For more information, visit www.tplgroup.net.