Rockville, MD, (April 2, 2007) — SECO USA, Inc., a leader in handheld and wireless device platforms for OEMs, today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent Number 7,111,179 for “Method and Apparatus for Optimizing Performance and Battery Life of Electronic Devices Based on System and Application Parameters”. The patent incorporates technology developed by SECO USA researchers to dynamically reduce the power consumption of handheld and wireless devices while minimizing side effects related to system operations and performance. The technology is specifically designed to automatically determine needed system performance in a domain-independent manner and adjust system parameters to achieve required performance levels with lower levels of power consumption. As a result, devices implementing the technology typically have extended battery life.

“The 179 patent provides valuable protection for SECO USA’s advanced power management technology, as realized in SECO USA’s award-winning BatterySmart dynamic power management software,” said Knut Skare, SECO USA’ CEO. “SECO USA’s customers will continue to benefit from the BatterySmart technologies which allow them to create wireless devices that are smaller, lighter, and run longer.”

More information on BatterySmart and SECO USA’s extensive portfolio of power-reducing hardware and software technologies and products can be found at seco-usa.com.

About SECO USA, Inc.
SECO USA, Inc. is a leading provider of low-power embedded system-level software and hardware technologies to Original Equipment Manufacturers. SECO USA provides run-time power management software and hardware/software reference platforms to developers of handheld and wireless devices, such as cellular telephones, PDAs, wearable computers, and smart sensors. The company’s products are used in a variety of industries, including military, healthcare, entertainment, and instrumentation. SECO USA’s Fingertip, Elf, and BatterySmart products are built on industry-leading technologies such as Intel’s XScale technology and Linux and Microsoft’s Windows CE operating systems. The company’s headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, please visit the company web site at seco-usa.com.

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