Mitsubishi and Elonex sign Technology Agreement


LONDON, England, January 25, 2000 — London-based PC manufacturer Elonex Plc today announced that it has reached agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Mitsubishi Electronics America, Inc. regarding the licensing of Elonex’s power-management technology which has been the subject of recent legal actions between them in California and Delaware. Power-management allows personal computer display monitors to consume less power after user-defined or default idle periods.

The terms of the agreement are confidential, but the effect is that the California and Delaware legal actions will be discontinued; and Mitsubishi obtains a license under Elonex’s power management patents worldwide. Elonex’s power management patents comprise more than twenty independent claims directed to the power management of peripheral devices including display monitors and enable PC systems to be energy efficient.

Mitsubishi is the latest global monitor maker to license Elonex’s technology. Elonex has previously licensed Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Phillips and Nokia.

Elonex’s Commercial Director Michael Spiro said that he views the agreement with Mitsubishi as a positive outcome for Elonex’s business.

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Notes for Editors


Elonex’s power management technology is the subject of Elonex’s US Patent Numbers 5,389,952, 5,648,799 and 5,880,719; European Patent Numbers 0672285 and 0678843; and Japanese Patent Number 2,847,099.

The legal actions settled are:-

Elonex I.P. Holdings Ltd., Elonex Plc, EIP Licensing BV and Elonex Technologies, Inc. v. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Mitsubishi Electronics America, Inc., Civil Action No. 00-005, pending in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Mitsubishi Electronics America, Inc. v. Elonex Plc, Elonex I.P. Holdings Ltd. and Elonex Technologies, Inc., Civil Action No. CV786183, pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.

Information about Elonex and its products, including complete pricing details, can be found on its World Wide Web site:

For further information, please contact Michelle Horner at Elonex plc on:

Tel: 0181 452 4444
Fax: 0181 452 6422

About Elonex

Founded in March 1986, Elonex plc supplies complete IT solutions to a customer base that ranges from private individuals to multinational corporations and government departments. The company designs, manufactures, markets and supports a complete range of desktop PCs, notebooks, and network servers. It also provides computer support services encompassing system specification, configuration, installation and maintenance.

In response to the demands of its customer base, Elonex has developed from a computer manufacturer to a complete business solutions provider. Under the title of Elonex Solutions (ES), the company provides a broad portfolio of offerings including IT Consultancy, Networking and Systems Integration, System & User Training, Internet, Intranet and Security, Outsourcing, Maintenance and Support, Thin Client Solutions, and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity.

Elonex’s hardware products are built to order at its London headquarters and at other sites in Europe. It has seven sister companies around the world. Elonex is one of the few computer specialists which designs and manufactures its own PCs; it has a large patent portfolio incorporating diverse technologies for many different industry sectors. The company’s wealth of knowledge and experience gives it a huge advantage over its competitors in delivering high quality products and services directly to customers.

[About Dan Kikinis

Dan Kikinis is the inventor of record of the above named patents. He is also the Founder of Lextron Systems, Inc. ]