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Picosecond Pulse Labs Signs Exclusive Patent License Agreement with Stanford University.

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BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2002

Picosecond Pulse Labs, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of components and test instrumentation for high-speed communications systems, announced today it has signed an exclusive worldwide patent license agreement with Stanford University to develop, manufacture and commercialize high-speed signal generation, signal acquisition and signal processing products for the test and measurement and telecommunication industries.

The patents exclusively licensed under this agreement include U.S. Patent Numbers 4,956,568; 5,014,018; 5,256,996; 5,267,020; and 5,378,939 among others. This patent suite provides Picosecond with exclusive rights to develop a wide range of high bandwidth products based on nonlinear transmission line technologies, subject to certain rights held by the patent holders.

"We're excited about the new product possibilities presented in this intellectual property. This patent suite has important technology implications for high-speed signal transport components and test instruments," said Clayton Smith, Picosecond's Vice President of Engineering.

About Picosecond Pulse Labs

Picosecond Pulse Labs, Inc., a privately held corporation located in Boulder, CO, is a leading designer and manufacturer of components and test and measurement equipment for high-speed communications systems. Founded in 1980 by Dr. James R. Andrews as a spin-off from the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST), Picosecond has a 20-year legacy of innovation in metrology and ultra-broadband design. The company's components, which are integrated into fiber optic transmission equipment, are purchased by major telecommunications systems vendors worldwide and provide a unique combination of high reliability and superior performance. Picosecond is ISO 9001 certified. For additional information, call 303-443-1249; write to 2500 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80301 or; or visit
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