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e.Digital Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Licensing Success Drives Profitable Quarter

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/14 -- e.Digital Corporation (OTCQB: EDIG), a long standing source of innovation and future-defining patented technologies, today announced results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2015, ended June 30, 2014.

The Company reported a net income of $30,439 or $0.00 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared to a net loss of $71,437 or $(0.00) per share for the prior year's first quarter. For the first quarter of fiscal 2015 revenues totaled $682,748 compared to $449,458 for the first quarter of the prior year. The most recent quarter included $632,500 of patent license revenues compared to $392,000 for the first quarter of the prior year. Operating expenses increased to $652,309 from $520,895 for the prior year's comparable quarter primarily due to increased licensing and patent related costs.

Recent Highlights:

  • Continued Flash-R™ licensing success - New licensing agreements produced increased revenues and a profitable first fiscal quarter. Eight new agreements resulted from lawsuits filed in December 2013 against manufacturers and suppliers of Flash memory storage devices. Patent enforcement progress continues in other pending cases including those against SanDisk, GoPro, Toshiba, Seagate and Intel.

  • Nunchi® lawsuit filed - The Company's newest technologies embodied in its Nunchi® patents is demonstrating monetization promise. The Company recently identified several potential infringers of its Nunchi properties in the "connected" home security space. In July, the Company filed its first patent infringement lawsuit involving its Nunchi® portfolio against Dropcam, which uses various devices to communicate and monitor remote locations.

  • Expanded and strengthened the Company's Nunchi patent portfolio - On July 10, 2014, the Company filed a continuation patent application to broaden the coverage of its Nunchi patent portfolio. The portfolio now consists of six granted U.S. patents along with four continuation applications now pending.

  • microSignet™ technology - The Company believes the rapidly developing and changing data security market offers improved licensing opportunities as it seeks partnerships with semiconductor companies and established online security providers.

Management Commentary:

"It has been a busy and productive first quarter for e.Digital," commented Fred Falk, president and CEO of e.Digital. "In addition to entering into new Flash-R licensing arrangements, we filed our first Nunchi enforcement lawsuit and we are looking at other potential infringers. We have expended substantial time and effort to monetize our Nunchi portfolio through a formal licensing program; however, with infringing products entering the market we will also take enforcement actions to protect our intellectual property."

"In addition to our litigation activities, we are working with Handal & Associates to identify potential partners and licensees for our microSignet technology. Unlike other security solutions, microSignet utilizes the internal physical characteristics of semiconductor memories, to identify a 'fingerprint' that uniquely identifies a given piece of hardware like a smart phone or desktop computer. microSignet, uses this information to authenticate, or bind valuable content to a particular device. We believe that the Company's microSignet security technology may be the key to providing a compelling solution to the threat of on-going internet security breaches," concluded Falk.

About e.Digital Corporation: For more than 20 years, e.Digital's ideas and inventions have impacted the evolution of consumer products. Today, e.Digital innovations, including its Flash-R™ portfolio of flash memory-related patents, are essential to many portable consumer electronic products. The Company pioneered dedicated portable in-flight entertainment systems and more than 30 airlines have made e.Digital powered products their in-flight entertainment choice. For more information about e.Digital, please visit:

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform of 1995: This press release includes forward-looking information and statements. Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. While the Company believes that expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that goals and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. Some of these factors include the substantial uncertainties inherent in pursuing patent enforcement activities including, but not limited to the risks and costs of litigation and support activities, the timing and amount of settlements/licenses if any, the acceptance of existing and future products and technologies, the difficulty of commercializing and protecting new technology such as the Company's Nunchi, microSignet and other technologies, the impact of competitive products, technologies and pricing, general business and economic conditions, and other factors detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the SEC. Except as required by law, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

                    e.Digital Corporation and subsidiary
                    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
                  (000's omitted except per share amount)

                                                     June 30,     March 31,
                                                       2014         2014
                                                         $            $
    Cash                                                  1,951        1,788
    Accounts receivable                                     237          239
    Inventory                                                14           14
    Deposits and prepaid expenses                            70           65
                                                   ------------ ------------
  Total current assets                                    2,272        2,106
    Inventory, long term                                     39           40
    Property and equipment, net                              13           14
                                                   ------------ ------------
  Total assets                                            2,324        2,160
                                                   ============ ============

    Accounts payable                                        251           66
    Accrued and other                                       166          231
                                                   ------------ ------------
  Total current liabilities                                 417          297
  Stockholders' equity                                    1,907        1,863
                                                   ------------ ------------
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity              2,324        2,160
                                                   ============ ============

                    e.Digital Corporation and subsidiary
               Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
                  (000's omitted except per share amount)

                                                     For the three months
                                                        ended June 30,
                                                      2014         2013
                                                        $            $
Revenues                                                   683          449
Cost of revenues
  Products and services                                     54          108
  Patent licensing and litigation costs                    112          113
  Contingent legal fees and expenses                       207           15
Selling and administrative                                 187          202
Research and related expenditures                           93           83
                                                  ------------ ------------
Total operating expenses                                   653          521
                                                  ------------ ------------
Income (loss)                                               30          (72)
(Provision for) benefit from income taxes                    -            -
                                                  ------------ ------------
Income (loss) attributed to common stockholders             30          (72)
                                                  ============ ============
Income (loss) per common share - basic and
 diluted                                                  0.00        (0.00)
                                                  ============ ============

Weighted average common shares outstanding
  Basic and diluted                                    293,328      293,187
                                                  ============ ============

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