Tuesday September 12, 8:07 am Eastern Time
xSides Corporation, a Leading Software Innovator in Communications and Display Technology, Signs License Agreement With Broadcom
SEATTLE, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- xSides Corporation, a leader in
communications and display technology, announced today that Broadcom
Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM - news), the leading provider of integrated circuits
enabling high speed broadband communications, closed a comprehensive agreement
for the development, license and distribution of specialized products
combining key Broadcom and xSides technologies, including Broadcom's
proprietary Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies.
The patented xSides technology (U.S. patent number 6,018,332) enables the
continuous display of interactive content, applications and graphics on the
personal computer or operating system-enabled TV screen, outside of the
traditional operating system display area.
``The combination of xSides' display technology and Broadcom's broadband
technologies will further empower end users by providing them direct access to
appliances that were previously unavailable to the operating system,'' said Dr.
Henry T. Nicholas III, President and CEO of Broadcom and an xSides board
``This combination will enable both companies to better serve our
customers who are engaged in the highly competitive Internet services, content
and VoIP markets.
xSides' complementary market focus will further strengthen
Broadcom's market penetration and result in a new platform that will alter the
way users think about and use their personal computers and set top boxes,
opening up new revenue streams for both companies.''
``The completion of the comprehensive agreement with Broadcom is a critical
step for xSides in our effort to take our core technology to the next level by
incorporating it with key Broadcom technologies,'' said Robert Steinberg,
Chairman and CEO of xSides Corporation.
``The xSides-Broadcom partnership will
be a lightening rod in opening the computer and other displays to cutting edge
technologies that were previously afforded second-class status.''
xSides Corporation, a privately-held company based in Seattle, Washington,
was established to develop and market technologies that allow applications and
Internet content to be displayed in new real estate on computer and operating
system-enabled TV screens.
xSides' patented technology (U.S. patent number
6,018,332) offers companies a platform solution for delivering always-on
communications to customers and employees with the ultimate visibility
vehicle -- a dedicated, non-interfering space on the screen display.
xSides, vendors and employers can provide ``zero-click'' access to applications,
commerce, and critical information in a space that will never be covered or
moved, thereby ensuring the maintenance of user attention.
customized, third-party applications.
For more information about xSides
technology and potential consumer and enterprise applications, visit
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