Dublin, Ireland, April 12th, 2005 – Silicon & Software Systems (S3) today announced that it has been honored in the 2005 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) for its significant contribution to the Motiva™ TV-based interactive healthcare platform being developed by Philips Medical Systems. Motiva is designed to deliver remote patient management and personalized education through the home television. Motiva uses broadband technology, combined with vital sign measurement devices, to connect patients to their healthcare providers and medical support team. It is designed to improve quality of life, while reducing medical costs, for patients with chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure and diabetes.
S3 was responsible for the design, implementation and verification of the Clinical Application Software used in the Motiva platform. This software enables healthcare providers to review patient measurement trends and to assess patients' adherence to their care plan. One of the more significant design challenges was to create a balance between providing a high degree of usability and efficiency for the clinical staff, while at the same time providing the patient with a sense that there is an actual caregiver monitoring their health rather than simply an intelligent IT system.
"Working with market leaders such as Philips Medical Systems enables us to apply our unique design expertise and methodologies to the very latest medical solutions," said Pieter Six, S3's Medical Systems Business Unit Manager. "We are delighted that our design work has received international recognition in this premier awards program for the medical technology community."
About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3):
Silicon & Software Systems (S3) is one of the world's leading electronics design companies. Based on an extensive portfolio of domain specific knowledge and customizable IP, S3 provides innovative design solutions in four market areas: Medical Systems, Network Processing, Digital Consumer and System IC.
S3 provides leading edge design solutions for Medical Applications in the areas of Medical Devices and Medical IT. S3's key capabilities in software and hardware design, combined with proven project management processes, position S3 to deliver optimum solutions on time and within budget.
Approximately 50% of S3's clients are U.S. based with the remainder based in Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. S3 was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1986 and has operations in six countries: Ireland, U.S., U.K., the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic.
S3's Web Site: www.s3group.com
About Royal Philips Electronics:
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of EUR 30.3 billion in 2004. With activities in the three interlocking domains of healthcare, lifestyle and technology and 161,500 employees in more than 60 countries, it has market leadership positions in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, color television sets, electric shavers, lighting and silicon system solutions. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter