Dublin, Ireland, 23rd May 2002 - Parthus Technologies plc (Nasdaq: PRTH, LSE: PRH), a leading developer of semiconductor platform-level intellectual property (IP), has been identified for the second time as one of "Europe's 50 Hottest Tech Firms" in TIME magazine's third annual review of the European technology sector.
Including Parthus in its 2002 list, TIME also cited technology consultancy Gartner Dataquest's viewpoint that Parthus' proposed merger with the intellectual property licensing business of DSP Group, 'should catapult the company from No. 8 to No. 4 worldwide' in the semiconductor intellectual property sector.
Welcoming the TIME top fifty listing, Parthus' vice-president of marketing Barry Nolan, commented: "We are delighted to be identified by Time as one of Europe's 50 Hottest Technology Firms. This is the second time that Parthus has been included – its significance is that the list is compiled from a survey of industry leaders who pick the companies they believe have the most innovative products and the most promising business models. This achievement is reflective of our strong growth and development and the unrivalled technology portfolio we have created."
For TIME's third annual Hot Company list, the publication stated that it talked to venture capitalists, industry experts and entrepreneurs to identify the European technology firms with the most innovative products and services and the most promising business models. TIME says it sought out companies with the greatest future potential, not present hype.
For more information, see TIME Magazine's Feature: "Europe's 50 Hottest Tech Firms".
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