Kontron ETXexpress-PM Computer-On-Module Awarded 'Hot 100' Status for 2006

SAN DIEGO, January 24, 2007€“ Kontron'€™s ETXexpress-PM has been named a "€œHot 100"€ product for 2006 by the editorial staff of EDN magazine. This honor is reserved for the best products featured in the publication'€™s pages over the course of the year as decided by the journal's technical editors.

"The Kontron Embedded Modules team devoted a lot of effort to developing the COM Express standard, said Matthias Huber, leader of the Embedded Modules division. “Having the Kontron ETXexpress-PM computer-on-module named to EDN's list of "€˜Hot 100"€™ products confirms the significance these modules have in the embedded computer market."

The Kontron ETXexpress-PM was honored by the magazine in the "€œComputers and Peripherals"€ category. The list encompasses a range of architectures and technologies and a plethora of categories €”from analog ICs to multimedia to test-and-measurement tools. The full list is available online at www.edn.com.

"EDN editors cover an amazingly broad technology base and see compelling products across the spectrum throughout the year,€ stated Editor in Chief Maury Wright. "The Hot 100 highlights the best of the products from our feature and new-product articles and web coverage over the course of the year. From components to processors to test instruments, each of these 100 stand out in the crowd."€

Based on the Intel® Pentium® M processor 760 (2.13GHz) and the Mobile Intel® 915GM Express chipset, the Kontron ETXexpress-PM delivers Gigabit Ethernet for light-speed communication capabilities in addition to the advanced graphics of the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900. PCI Express graphics also are supported. The ETXexpress-PM is the lead "Basic" COM Express form factor module from the embedded computing leader. Kontron now offers four other ETXexpress modules including the latest addition, ETXexpress-CD, built around the Intel Core Duo processor.

For more information about the Kontron ETXexpress-PM and other COM Express solutions, visit www.kontron.com/etxexpress.

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About Kontron:
A global leader in embedded computer technology and mobile rugged solutions, Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators, and application providers in the: automation, test and measurement, communications, medical, gaming and entertainment, military, aerospace, transportation, and energy markets. The company helps its customers considerably reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage with products including: high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single board computers, human-machine interfaces, and mobile rugged computers and displays. Kontron employs more than 2,300 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. The company is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". Kontron is a Premier member in the Intel ® Communications Alliance which means earliest access to leading-edge Intel technologies and privileged engineering support. For additional information on Kontron, please visit www.kontron.com.

Editor Contact
Richard Pugnier
Manager, Marketing Communications
Kontron America
858.623.3006
richard.pugnier@us.kontron.com

Product and Technical Contact
Christine Van De Graaf
Product Marketing Manager, Embedded Modules
Kontron America
510.438.7250
christine.vandegraaf@us.kontron.com

If you would like more information on purchasing one of Kontron'€™s products, please contact us at 888.294.4558 or sales@us.kontron.com.

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