Patriot Scientific Signs Japanese Distributor Real Vision
Real Vision to Market Patriot's PSC1000 Java Microprocessor and Use Processor Core in Custom IC Designs
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 1998--Patriot Scientific
Corp. (OTC:PTSC - news), the developer of the first market-ready
microprocessor for Java(TM), today announced that it has signed a
distribution agreement with Japan's Real Vision.
Under terms of the agreement, Real Vision will market Patriot's
PSC1000 Java microprocessor in Japan and utilize the microprocessor's
core in the design of custom integrated circuits (ICs). Serving
customers such as Sony, Fujitsu, NEC, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Sharp and
NKK, Real Vision is one of Japan's fastest growing semiconductor
distributors and custom VLSI (IC) designers.
``Real Vision's entrepreneurial aggressiveness and blue-chip list
of customers make it the perfect partner to bring our leading
microprocessor products and technologies into this key market for
Patriot,'' said Jim Lunney, president of Patriot Scientific. ``We feel
that we have found an ideal Japanese partner in Real Vision and look
forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.''
The Patriot PSC1000 Java microprocessor is the only true
low-cost, high-performance, native Java processor. It is ideal for
Internet-enabled information kiosks, cell phones, video phones,
embedded Web servers, set-top boxes and a host of other new Internet
The 32-bit microprocessor, based on Patriot's patented
ShBoom(TM) technology, is designed to provide cost-efficient solutions
for the growing number of new Java applications, as well as other
traditional embedded systems markets.
``We see great market potential for the PSC1000 because of its
unique combination of low cost, high performance and Java
capabilities,'' said Dr. Naoshi Sugiyama, president of Real Vision.
``Furthermore, Patriot's Java microprocessor core greatly augments our
capabilities as custom VLSI designers. This agreement is consistent
with our goal of providing comprehensive, turnkey solutions to
Japanese companies aiming for rapid market entries.''
Real Vision joins a growing list of premiere international
distributors for Patriot Scientific's leading-edge products and
Other Patriot distributors include Ineltek in Germany and
Austria, Pantek Technology in Taiwan, Thame Components in the U.K.,
Integrated Electronics in Finland, Microtronics in Southeast Asia
(Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia), Iridium Data
in Israel and Acetronix in Korea. Customers using Patriot's PSC1000
Java microprocessor technology include GENROCO, ASIC Design Task
Force Inc. and Olea Exhibits Inc.
Real Vision, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Shin-Yokohama,
Japan and has a branch office in Osaka, Japan. It employs 40 people,
is privately held, has grown rapidly since inception and anticipates
1997 earnings of 1.1 billion Japanese yen. Along with its IC
distribution and design services, the company has two other divisions.
First, the company designs and markets its 3D Geometry Engine
LSI, a 3D graphics accelerator LSI designed for applications such as
arcade games. Second is Real Vision's Design Tool division, which
markets and supports PC-based EDA tools for IC designers. For more
information on Real Vision, call +011/81-45-473-7331.
Founded in 1987, Patriot Scientific Corp. designs, manufactures
and markets: the PSC1000, based on the patented ShBoom technology, a
32-bit microprocessor targeted at Java and Internet appliances as well
as the traditional embedded systems markets; high-performance ISDN
Basic Rate and Primary Rate products for digital communications; and
ground-penetrating radar and ionized gas antenna technologies.
For more information on Patriot Scientific Corp. visit
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