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International Meta Systems, Inc. Receives U.S. Patent.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- International Meta Systems, Inc. (OTC: IMES), a microprocessor chip design company, today announced that it was awarded a U.S. Patent for RISC (reduced instruction set) computer architecture. This unique design is capable of interpreting the microcode and executing the instruction sets for the Intel 80x86 (Pentium(TM)-486), the Motorola 680x0 (Apple Macintosh (TM)) or the MIPS R3000 processors. This flexible method of interpreting and emulating the design of various instruction sets has potential application for the development of future RISC processors with microcode execution such as Pentium(TM) compatible products. (U.S. 5,574,927)

This award is a substantive illustration of the intellectual capability of IMS staff. The patent is very broad, granting 25 separate claims that are foundational in the development of future IMS products. "This achievement provides direct evidence that IMS is capable of developing competitive Pentium(TM) designs utilizing proprietary technology," stated George W. Smith, President and CEO of International Meta Systems. "The claims that were granted protect significant technology that is integral to the design of the Meta 6000 and JAVA microprocessors."

This patent protects the IMS architecture used to emulate the Pentium(TM) and Apple computers. It also protects the distinction of the Meta Expresso chip for directly executing JAVA byte codes faster than competitive designs.

IMS is currently finalizing the circuit design and chip layout of the Meta 6000. This chip will be a fully custom socket-compatible version of the Intel Pentium with processing speed targeted to the equivalent of approximately a 275 megahertz Pentium chip. The design includes multimedia (MMX) instructions that enable processing of video and audio two to four times faster than an equivalent microprocessor without MMX technologies. The expected "on-chip" MMX performance of the Meta 6000 will be 30 percent more powerful than Intel's P55C MMX, on a clock-for-clock basis.

International Meta Systems, Inc. is a microprocessor chip design company headquartered in El Segundo, California with a design center located in Austin, Texas. The Company designs and develops X86 and JAVA microprocessor chips, focusing on ways to raise the performance and functionality of industry-standard microprocessors in a cost effective manner.

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