Newest addition to ETXexpress product family immediately available and family still growing

LONG BEACH, CA -- January 16, 2006 -- Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company and the inventor of the ETX Computer-On-Module (COM) form factor, today announced the immediate availability of the newest Kontron ETXexpress PM Computer-On-Module. 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 has four more ETXexpress modules on the way to be introduced in spring 2006, including a microETXexpress module.

Kontron´s pending "micro" version of the ETXexpress will be a 95mm x 95mm footprint module that is compatible with both "Basic" and "Extended" ETXexpress COM Express modules. The microETXexpress, which will support up to 2 PCI Express lanes, will be an ideal migration path for future-looking embedded applications previously built around small single board computers. Such applications are extremely space constrained and do not allow for modifications to the system enclosure. The use of highly integrated microETXexpress modules will allow these applications to take advantage of newer technology without the need for extensive stacking of other I/O modules.

ETXexpress-PM modules are available now priced starting at approximately $600 in small quantities (actual pricing may vary based on volume). Visitors to the Bus&Board Conference in Long Beach, CA (January 16-17) can see the ETXexpress-PM in action paired with the Kontron ETXexpress Eval Carrier Board.

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: communications, automation, transportation, medical, military, aerospace, test and measurement, encryption security, engineering data acquisition, oil and gas, and public safety 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. Kontron employs more than 1,900 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 with the Intel Communications Alliance. For additional information on Kontron, please visit: .

About the Intel Communications Alliance:
The Intel® Communications Alliance is a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies. For more information, please visit:

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Editor Contacts:
Christine Howe
Product Marketing Manager
Kontron America - Silicon Valley

Zeljko Loncaric
Product Marketing Manager
Kontron - Deggendorf, Germany

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