New Kontron ETXexpress-CN7 Module Offers Mid-Range Processing Performance

FREMONT, CA -- April 4, 2006 -- Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, today announced the release of a fourth ETXexpress module, the ETXexpress-CN7 based on the VIA® C7 processor. The ETXexpress-CN7 fills the gap between the microETXexpress-PM and the ETXexpress-PM and offers embedded designers the scalability they needed when considering long-term embedded solutions.

Kontron´s newest ETXexpress module is compliant with the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers´ Group COM Express standard (Basic Form Factor), built around the VIA C7 processor up to 2GHz, and supports up to 1GB of DDR2-SDRAM. For applications requiring a lower power processor the new VIA-EDEN CPU versions also are available for the ETXexpress-CN7 as an option. The latest addition to the ETXexpress family has 2x1 PCI Express lanes, Gigabit Ethernet, and 4x Serial ATA ports. USB 2.0 (8 ports), PCI and LPC also are supported as standard on-board interfaces. High resolution LCD screens connect to the onboard LVDS with Kontron´s JILI interface intelligence. Analog CRT outputs are also supported by the on-chip S3 graphics engine.

Kontron anticipates having sample ETXexpress-CN7 modules available by the July with prices starting at $400 (estimate) in small quantities, price will vary upon CPU speed. Kontron is showing this new ETXexpress product and others during this week´s Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, California, at the McEnery Convention Center (booth #536).

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, telecom, oil and gas, public safety, medical, military, aerospace, gaming and entertainment, and energy markets. The company helps its customers to considerably reduce their time-to-market and to 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 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. For additional information on Kontron, please visit .

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