Efficient Channel, Boeing to Develop High-speed Communications Systems

3/7/2003 - Efficient Channel Coding (ECC) will continue a Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA) with Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS) to develop high-speed advanced bandwidth efficient communications systems for both space-based and terrestrial applications.

Under the terms of the Agreement, ECC is working with BSS to develop products and identify opportunities in both the Government and commercial sectors. The SAA covers a number of joint development activities already underway.

“We are very pleased that this SAA formalizes a business relationship between ECC and BSS that optimally takes advantage of each company’s core expertise. For ECC, It is of great strategic value to be involved with BSS’s world-class team. We are also pleased that BSS sees the same value in our advanced Forward Error Correction technology. The development activities covered under this agreement are already seeing a range of exciting applications that will significantly improve our customer’s communications networks”, says Mr. Mark Vanderaar, Chief Executive Officer of ECC.

“BSS is very excited about this powerful alliance. This agreement provides the business relationship needed to fully realize the potential of our team. Together, we can revolutionize the manner in which advanced communication systems are implemented across a broad range of system solutions. We have already realized strategic technology advances due to the collaboration of these two world-class teams. Our combined expertise will enable key elements of a network centric architecture.” Gail Taylor-Smith, BSS Director of Strategic Technology.

About Efficient Channel Coding
Efficient Channel Coding, Inc. (ECC) provides advanced physical layer electronic components, subsystems, and intellectual property. The company is dedicated to delivering high capacity solutions that offer scalability and significant cost reductions in today's advanced optical, wireless, and satellite networks. ECC technology is currently being used in wide range of networks embodied as Application Specific Integrated Circuits, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, and Programmable Digital Signal Processors. ECC's key, patented IP enables these implementations with scalability to Gbps data rates. In addition to current product offerings, ECC is developing new, forward-looking products that offer standards-based integration and best-in-class performance in targeted markets. More information on ECC is available on the Internet at http://www.efficientchannelcoding.com.

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