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WANG LABORATORIES LICENSES SIMM TECHNOLOGY TO SIEMENS

 WANG LABORATORIES LICENSES SIMM TECHNOLOGY TO SIEMENS
 LOWELL, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Wang Laboratories, Inc.


(AMEX: WAN.B, WAN.C), today announced that it has granted a license to Siemens Components, Inc., a subsidiary of Siemens AG, to manufacture, use, and sell single in-line memory modules (SIMMs) that are protected by two Wang patents. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 Siemens is the 27th company to obtain a license from Wang since August 1991 when a federal court found that NEC Corporation and Toshiba Corporation had manufactured and sold SIMMs in violation of the two Wang patents. Following the court's decision, Wang has aggressively sought to enforce its SIMM patent rights against other infringing companies and to license manufacturers, distributors, and users of SIMMs.
 A SIMM is made up of multiple memory chips mounted in a single unit. SIMMs provide large amounts of memory in a small package that is highly reliable since memory chips do not have to be soldered one at a time onto the main printed circuit board of a computer. SIMM modules make it easier to assemble PCs and other computer products, and since the SIMMs are installed on the main circuit board vertically or at an angle, they take up a fraction of the space that would be required by memory chips mounted flat.
 SIMMs have made it easy for PC users to add PC memory. Rather than having to exchange the entire PC board or solder new memory chips in place individually, users simply insert new SIMM modules. Equally important, this technology ensures that PC users can upgrade their PC memory with ease as new, higher-density memory becomes available.
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 /CONTACT: Ed Pignone of Wang Laboratories, 508-967-4912/
 (WAN) CO: Wang Laboratories, Inc.; Siemens Components, Inc. ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: LIC


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