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SECO USA’ ‘BatterySmart'(R) Selected as Winner in Prestigious EDN Innovation Awards

BatterySmart, SECO USA’s power management system software, was chosen in the Software Libraries category.

San Francisco, Calif., March 13, 2002 – SECO USA, Inc. today announced that its BatterySmart system software for handheld devices has been selected as a winner in the EDN 2001 Innovation of the Year Awards Competition. This exclusive awards program, sponsored by EDN Magazine, is dedicated to honoring truly outstanding engineering products in the electronics industry.

Winners were announced in several categories at a black-tie awards ceremony the evening of March 12, 2002 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in San Francisco. The winners were selected by the readers of EDN Magazine in an online election, from a group of finalists that were designated by a panel of EDN’s technical editors.

Products/technologies qualifying for a 2001 EDN Innovation award must have been introduced and commercially marketed from January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001. Sixteen major product/technology areas were eligible for consideration.

BatterySmart, SECO USA’s power management system software, was chosen in the Software Libraries category. A complete list of winners in all categories will appear in the March 21, 2002 issue of EDN and on the EDN Access web site ( SECO USA’s ultra-portable Fingertip handheld device platform was a finalist in the Computers, Boards, and Buses category.

“To be recognized by the editors and readers of EDN as having two of the top innovations of 2001 is a strong affirmation of the tremendous efforts of our engineering team to create ultra-low power hardware and software platforms,” said Andrew Girson, SECO USA’s CEO. “The continued support of our customers has made Fingertip and BatterySmart the successful products that they are today.”

EDN’s Executive Editor Bill Schweber said, “Innovation is the essence and core of engineering design and advances. The EDN Innovations Awards program is designed to recognize significant innovations and their sources.”

EDN, the magazine of the electronics industry, is published by Cahners Business Information. Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, EDN serves the vital information needs of design engineers and engineering managers worldwide. The EDN franchise includes EDN, EDN Europe, EDN Asia, EDN China, EDN Japan and EDN Access, the only full-content, EOEM publication web site.

About SECO USA, Inc.
SECO USA, Inc. is an ultra-portable handheld platform provider to Original Equipment Manufacturers. The company provides commercial off-the-shelf developers kits that are industrial-strength and power-efficient, for uses in the military, medical technology and telecommunications industries among others. The platforms accommodate standard wireless, data storage and acquisition plugins. Fingertip, Elf and OmniMeter are built on the industrys leading technologies including Intels StrongARM and XScale RISC chips and the Windows CE operating system. The company’s headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland. For more information please view the company web site at
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Editorial Contact:
Rebecca Mettler
Direct Access PR

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  • Published: Mar 13th 2002
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