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Smith Micro Awarded Patent For High Speed Firmware Over-The-Air Update Technology

Apr 25, 2007
Company Expands Its Intellectual Property Portfolio Into The FOTA Market

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a company that markets and develops a wide range of wireless software and services, announced today that it was issued U.S. Patent No. 7210,010, "Efficient System and Method for Updating a Memory Device" by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The '010 patent covers methods of remotely updating an electronic device with an update package via a public network. The award of this patent boosts Smith Micro's Insignia product line as the leader in FOTA solutions for the wireless market.

The invention described in the patent relates generally to the field of computer systems, and more specifically to systems and methods for updating a data image stored in a non-volatile memory device, such as a flash memory.

"Our unique technology facilitates high speed firmware updates of mobile devices delivered over-the-air. Speed is important during this critical operation as is dramatically affects the user experience and device availability," said Mark McMillan, Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Device Management, Smith Micro Software, Inc. "This is the first of seven pending applications awarded to us by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office, and we are thrilled to have this new technology be validated by the issuance of this patent. We have invested in building a substantial portfolio of in-house and licensed intellectual property and offer the industries most comprehensive patent coverage with its firmware OTA solutions."

Smith Micro's Insignia Open Management Client™ solution quickly, reliably and cost-effectively updates firmware on mobile phones already in the hands of users. It supports file updates, compressed image updates, and multiple sequential updates all in one package and is backed by a broad range of integrity checks to ensure the process is secure and 100% fault tolerant, even during power outages. These solutions now allow mobile operators and handset vendors the ability to reduce support costs, improve customer service, and more rapidly deliver new services and features to their customers.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops and markets wireless multimedia and communications solutions, mobile device management products, image and data compression solutions and many award winning software products. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise, Channel and OEM Sales Groups, and direct from our websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs) partners. Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI.

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