CUPERTINO, Calif. – October 20, 2008 – Alliacense today announced that Royal Philips Electronics has purchased a Moore Microprocessor Patent™ (MMP) Portfolio license from The TPL Group to cover its recently acquired business unit, Respironics, a leading player in the respiratory market. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Royal Philips Electronics purchased its initial MMP license in 2007.
”We are proud of the relationship we’ve built with Royal Philips Electronics,” said Andre-Pascal Chauvin, VP of Licensing in Alliacense’s European office. ”The MMP technology is adding real value to their market success and enabling real growth.”
The sweeping scope of applications using MMP design techniques continues to encourage manufacturers of end user products from around the globe to become MMP licensees. Since January 2006, HP, Casio, Fujitsu, Sony, Nikon, Seiko Epson, Pentax, Olympus, Kenwood, Agilent, Lexmark, Schneider Electric, NEC Corporation, Funai Electric, SanDisk, Sharp Corporation, Nokia, Bull, LEGO, DMP Electronics, Denso Wave, TEAC, Daewoo Electronics, WMS, Lite-On IT, Alpine, Verigy, Humax, Psion, Tokyo Electron, DIRECTV, Mattel, AMO, Citizen, Gerber Scientific, Emerson Radio,RIM, Onkyo, Hoya, Robert Bosch, Audiovox, Roland and Rockwell Automation, have all purchased MMP Portfolio licenses.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering people-centric, innovative products, services and solutions through the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 123,800 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 27 billion in 2007, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, as well as lifestyle solutions for personal wellbeing. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
Alliacense is a TPL Group Enterprise executing best-in-class design and implementation of Intellectual Property (IP) licensing programs. As a cadre of IP licensing strategists, technology experts, and experienced business development/management executives, Alliacense focuses on expanding the awareness and value of TPL’s IP portfolios. Founded in 1988, The TPL Group has emerged as a coalition of high technology enterprises involved in the development, management and commercialization of proprietary product technologies as well as the design, manufacture and sales of proprietary products based on those technologies and corresponding IP assets. For more information, visit www.alliacense.com.
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