United States, Lo... XiDEM... Preferred Partner "XiDEM (formerly 1-0-X) is a company that focuses on the development of a digital electric motor as well as other proprietary electronics and wireless technologies. During its ten-year history, the Company has successfully developed and patented the TransMaster, a computer peripheral that transmits audio signals wirelessly from a computer sound card to any FM receiver, and the ProThink Motivator, a software program that develops concentration, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and peripheral vision. These two products are ready for commercialization and the company is in the process of negotiating licensing agreements for these two products. Our primary focus is the development of our Digital Electric Motor (DEM) on which we hold a patent registered with the U.S. Patent Office. We anticipate that the DEM can be initially used in the electric vehicle market. The first two prototypes of the motor have been completed and we are currently finalizing the third prototype. By early 2002, we will have applied for an advanced second patent on the DEM in the U.S. and in selected international countries. On October 1, 2001 XiDEM received a technology grant from The United States Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology, (NIST). This grant was awarded to help XiDEM to complete the development of the Digital Electric Motor for automotive and industrial applications. XiDEM's patented design and control capabilities have the potential to overcome the technical obstacles that have made commercialization of electric and hybrid vehicles prohibitively expensive. Conventional wisdom holds that electric motors are mature and that their efficiencies can only improve incrementally. In actuality, motor efficiencies vary widely over torque, rpm, and loads typical for use in vehicles and certain industrial equipment. Indeed, the typical three-phase motors found in currently available hybrid and electric vehicles achieve their peak efficiencies of >90% only over a narrow range of operation. The constant start and stop cycles typical of city driving compromise motor efficiency. XiDEM's Digital Electric Motor will likely double the range of electric vehicles in start-and-stop traffic and substantially raise operating efficiency under all driving conditions. Our overall strategy is to develop technologies related to the DEM and other electronics technologies. As part of our product development process, we will complete finalized prototypes and then license our technologies to strategic partners, experienced in marketing, manufacturing and distribution in localized markets, in exchange for licensi...