Extends Kontron´s Array of PICMG 1.2 Products

BOSTON, September 15, 2003 - Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, today introduced the ePCI-102 -- an entry-level, value-priced addition to Kontron´s PICMG 1.2 product line.

Based on the VIA CPU and chipset, the ePCI-102 supports the VIA Eden 733MHz platform and the VIA Antaur¿ 1.2 GHz processor. The ePCI-102 can support up to 512MB of PC133 SDRAM and features a 10/100 Base T-TX Ethernet interface. VGA performance is provided by the integrated Pro Savage 4 with CRT and flat panel support. The ePCI-102 also supports a CompactFlash disk. Other I/Os include four USB ports, PS/2 mouse/keyboard, floppy, Ultra DMA/100, parallel and serial ports.

Designed to support embedded applications such as point of sales terminals, small network security appliances, test & measurement and industrial automation applications, the ePCI-102 will offer a natural evolution for current VIPer (ISA Half-Size) board users and will allow them to scale up with higher performance ePCI products -- such as the ePCI-200 or others now in development -- as their requirements evolve.

The ePCI-102 will be available mid-November through Kontron´s First On The Street (FOTS) program for early access to Alpha products. General availability is planned for the end of Q4. Single quantity list price for the ePCI-102 will be $375US (actual pricing will vary). Contact your Kontron Sales Engineer at 1-800-523-2320 for OEM pricing.

A leading global embedded computer technology company, Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the communications, automation, transportation, medical, military, aerospace, and test and measurement 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, man-machine interfaces and mobile computers. Kontron employs more than 1,100 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". For additional information on Kontron, please visit: .

Please forward all reader inquiries to Jennifer Hanson, Marketing Communications Manager, Kontron America. Tel: 858-677-0877; e-mail: sales@us.kontron.com.


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Bruce Boyer
Kontron America
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Benoit Robert
Executive Director of Product Marketing KCI
Phone: 450-437-4661 x2269

Claus Giebert
Product Manager
Phone: +49 8165 77 349

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