Kontron Introduces Two PICMG-Compliant High Performance Single Board Computers

New ePCI-201 Includes Intel® Pentium® 4 and PCI-954 Features Intel® Pentium® M Processors

SAN DIEGO, CA-September 14, 2004- Kontron, a market leader in embedded computer technology, today announced the newest addition to their ePCI family, the ePCI-201, a PICMG 1.2 compliant generic processing engine featuring the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor and the next level in performance in PCI, the PCI-954 PICMG 1.0, a low power, high performance PICMG 1.0 Slot CPU. Both single board computers (SBCs) provide more features and performance based on the widely used PICMG standards minimizing deployment risks and offering competitive time-to-market advantages.

The ePCI-201 includes a rich set of standard features including the latest generation Intel® Pentium® 4 processor up to 3.4 GHz, up to 800 MHz front side bus, dual channel DDR memory, 2-channel serial ATA, on-board ATI® Mobility Radeon M7 video controller, dual gigabit Ethernet and 64-bit at 66 MHz bus support. Additional features include one EIDE hard disk interface, compact flask module support, four USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports, floppy disk controller and board monitoring controller. The ePCI-201 is especially suited for applications requiring high memory bandwidth combined with CPU-intensive tasks such as image processing, VoIP and HLR/SCP.

The PCI-954 features the low power Intel® Pentium® M processor combined with the 855GME graphics memory controller hub and the 6300ESB I/O controller to deliver exceptional performance. The PCI-954 is equipped with three high-speed USB 2.0 channels, four serial ports, one high-speed parallel port, dual channel SATA and dual Ethernet interfaces. Gigabit Ethernet is offered as an option. The new SBC features up to 2 gigabytes of DDR-SRAM and an up to 64-bit PCI bus interface at 66 MHz. The PCI-954 PICMG 1.0 SBC offers power, performance and connectivity advantages in a wide range of networking applications.

About Kontron: 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 1,500 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 member of the Intel Communications Alliance. For additional information on Kontron, please visit: www.kontron.com.

For Further Information, Editors Contact:

Technical Information
Benoit Robert
Kontron Canada
Phone: 450-437-4661 x2269

Media Relations
Lisa Baker
Kontron America
Phone: 858-405-3010

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Greg Evans
Account Executive
Phone: (858) 279-2100

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