Kontron Mobile Computing Announces Newest Version of Power Lite Portable Computer

Tough PC Suited for Commercial and Industrial Work Environments

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 9, 2002 - Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc. (OTC BB: KMBC), a leading supplier of rugged, mobile computers for field-deployed professionals, today announced the newest version of the Power Lite - a reliable, dependable computer in a portable, expandable package.

"As a company that has designed and delivered rugged computers for more than a decade, Kontron Mobile Computing understands that different jobs require different levels of computing ruggedness," said Brian Malmberg, vice president of sales, Kontron Mobile Computing. "For applications such as those common in field service and maintenance, calibration and diagnostics, and logistics management, the Power Lite is an excellent choice."

The Power Lite now is available with a 700 MHz Intel® Pentium® III processor and support for Windows 2000. The Power Lite also features a hard drive of 6 GB or higher, a 20x CD-ROM drive, an integrated trackball, two USB ports and two serial RS232 ports.

Tailored to meet the unique needs of field maintenance technicians and other users in commercial and industrial environments, the Power Lite features a full-length ISA/PCI slot for flexible expansion, a 14.1-inch XGA color display, and a detachable keyboard. It has an operating temperature range of 5 degrees to 45 degrees Celsius and is built to withstand moderate levels of shock and vibration.

Kontron Mobile Computing offers a full line of rugged, mobile computers, including the FieldWorks 8000. Providing even greater levels of ruggedness and expandability, the FieldWorks 8000 features full power and connection for up to three full-length or six half-length ISA or PCI cards.

About Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc.
A Minnesota corporation, Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc., has designed, manufactured and marketed rugged computers for a variety of industries and applications worldwide since 1992. It also provides product customization, integration and support services. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., with sales, service and manufacturing locations worldwide. It is traded on the U.S. Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol KMBC.

Kontron Mobile Computing is the mobile computing affiliate of Kontron Embedded Computers AG, Munich, Germany. For more information, visit Kontron Mobile Computing online at www.kontronmobile.com, or phone the company toll-free at 1-888-343-5396.

About Kontron Embedded Computers AG
Kontron Embedded Computers AG, Munich, Germany, is the 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, test and measurement, and encryption security 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 900 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German Neuer Markt stock exchange under the symbol KBC.

Media contact:
Gary Hornseth
Hornseth Communications for Kontron Mobile Computing

Investor contact:
RoseMary Luebke

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