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Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) $288.08M (MarketCap)

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Wave Systems Corp. (NASDQ: WAVX) is a leading provider of management software for hardware-based security. The company announced Monday that it has acquired two U.S. patents pertaining to security subsystems for storage devices. These patents describe certain elements of core technology underlying self-encrypting hard drives.

Wave’s Q1 2010 net revenues from software licensing rose 53% to $5.7 million from $3.7 million in Q1 2009. This growth results from both the growth in royalties from enterprise software license sales and from increased shipments of Wave’s software bundled with self-encrypting drives (SEDs). Furthermore, Wave’s total current assets rose to $9.1 million and its total current liabilities – including $3.3 million of deferred revenue – declined to $7.5 million.

Steven Sprague, President and CEO of Wave Systems, commented on the company’s solid financial and operational progress in Q1 2010, saying that they “ended the quarter with significant improvements in our cash and working capital position.” The company’s EBITDAS loss declined to $118,000 in Q1 2010 from $1 million in Q1 2009. Mr. Sprague believes that the healthcare and financial services industries are verticals where they are seeing strong interest and increased demand given those industries’ needs to secure business, customer, financial, and patent data.

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