Aware, Inc. Reports 2005 Second Quarter Financial Results

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a worldwide leader and innovator of broadband intellectual property, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2005.

Revenues for the second quarter of 2005 were $2.7 million compared to $3.7 million for the same period last year. Net loss for the second quarter of 2005 was $1.5 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to a net loss of $0.8 million, or $0.04 per share, for the year-ago period.

For the six months ended June 30, 2005, revenues were $6.9 million compared to $7.3 million in the same period last year. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2005 was $1.8 million or $0.08 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.0 million, or $0.09 per share, for the year-ago period.

Michael Tzannes, Aware's chief executive officer commented, "We are increasingly confident that our StratiPHY(TM) product family combined with our business model are a recipe for success. We invite you to listen to our conference call today, where we will layout a detailed roadmap for our licensing business and the reason for our optimism." Specifically, Aware will present:

    * Changes underway in the ADSL industry and why they are positive for
    * The economic challenges facing the DSL semiconductor industry
    * The Aware solution and why and how Aware can succeed
    * Reasons we are on the right track

"We will also discuss progress in our test and diagnostics and biometrics and medical imaging product and market development efforts."

Tzannes added, "From the conclusion of today's conference call until Monday, August 8 at 5:00 p.m., we invite interested parties to submit investor questions via email to Email Contact. We will post questions and answers later in the week on our website."

Note: Aware's conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet today, August 4, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the call, please go to, and click on "Investor Relations." The conference call may also be heard by calling (719) 457-2629 and referencing the confirmation number 4164001. A replay of the call will be archived on our website after the call.

About Aware

Aware, Inc. designs, develops, licenses and markets DSL technologies that enable broadband communications over existing telephone networks. Its solutions, including splitterless G.lite, full-rate ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL2, Bonded ADSL2+, Dr. DSL(R), StratiPHY(TM), StratiPHY-Bonded(TM), StratiPHY2+(TM), StratiPHY3(TM) and G.SHDSL, address central office as well as customer premise requirements. Aware is also a leading provider of standards- based biometric transaction and image compression software toolkits. More information can be found at

Safe Harbor Warning

Portions of this release contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as estimates or projections of future revenue and earnings and the growth of the DSL market. Aware wishes to caution you that there are factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results indicated by such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: we have a unique business model, our quarterly results are difficult to predict, we depend on a limited number of licensees, we derive a significant amount of revenue from a small number of customers, we depend on equipment companies to incorporate our technology into their products, we face intense competition from other DSL vendors, DSL technology competes with other technologies for broadband access, and our business is subject to rapid technological change. We refer you to the documents Aware files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2005 and other reports and filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dr. DSL, StratiPHY, StratiPHY2+, StratiPHY3, and StratiPHY-Bonded are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aware, Inc.

                                 AWARE, INC.
                    (In thousands, except per share data)

                             Three Months Ended          Six Months Ended
                                  June 30,                   June 30,
                              2005         2004          2005        2004

     Product sales            $785       $1,028       $1,746       $2,251
     Contract revenue          978        1,791        3,141        3,069
     Royalties                 920          906        2,020        2,007
      Total revenue          2,683        3,725        6,907        7,327

    Costs and expenses:
     Cost of product sales      62          195          122          532
     Cost of contract
      revenue                  718          653        1,558        1,320
     Research and
      development            2,360        2,503        4,913        5,174
     Selling and marketing     710          667        1,343        1,271
     General and
      administrative           627          630        1,296        1,223
      Total costs and
       expenses              4,477        4,648        9,232        9,520

    Loss from operations   (1,794)             (923)            (2,325)            (2,193)
        Interest  income                        272                    115                    489                    238

        Loss  before  provision
          for  income  taxes          ($1,522)                (808)            (1,836)            (1,955)
        Provision  for
          income  taxes                                -                        -                        -                        -

        Net  loss                            ($1,522)              ($808)          ($1,836)          ($1,955)

        Net  loss  per  share
          -  basic  and  diluted      ($0.07)            ($0.04)            ($0.08)            ($0.09)

        Weighted  average
          shares  -  basic
          and  diluted                        23,019              22,766              22,982              22,759

                                                                  AWARE,  INC.
                                        CONDENSED  CONSOLIDATED  BALANCE  SHEETS
                                                                (In  thousands)

                                                                                                        June  30,        December  31,
                                                                                                            2005                      2004

          Cash  and  investments                                                        $38,748                $38,266
          Accounts  receivable,  net                                                    1,926                    3,070
          Property  and  equipment,  net                                              8,133                    8,287
          Other  assets,  net                                                                      638                        560

          Total  assets                                                                        $49,445                $50,183


          Total  current  liabilities                                                $1,976                  $1,427

          Total  stockholders'  equity                                              47,469                  48,756

          Total  liabilities  and  stockholders'  equity            $49,445                $50,183

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