Kontron Mobile Computing Launches Next-Generation FieldWorks 8000 Rugged Portable Workstation

Rugged, portable computer now shipping; features 750 MHz Intel Pentium III Processor

Eden Prairie, Minn., July 9, 2001 - Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc. (OTC BB: KMBC), a leading supplier of rugged, mobile computers for field-deployed professionals, today announced that it has started shipping the newest version of one of its flagship products - the FieldWorks 8000 Rugged Portable WorkStation.

The FieldWorks 8000 now features performance and functionality enhancements including a 750 MHz Intel Pentium III processor, up to 256 MB of RAM and up to two, 20 GB removable hard drives. Popular with users in government, military and industrial environments, the FieldWorks 8000 delivers dependable reliability for critical applications in telemetry, data acquisition, test and measurement, and more.

"A proven performer, the FieldWorks 8000 has earned its reputation again and again in some of the world¿s most adverse conditions," said Mike Heutmaker, Solutions Program Manager, Kontron Mobile Computing. "The newest version of this product delivers even more than before, along with the trust, dependability and portability that our customers have always associated with the FieldWorks brand.

Kontron Mobile Computing, which changed its name from FieldWorks, Inc., earlier this year, now uses the name "FieldWorks" as a brand name for several of its most rugged COTS products within its full line of mobile computers.

The FieldWorks 8000 continues to offer the features and options that established it as a premier field computing product, including ruggedness tested to Mil-Std-810E military standards to withstand shock (75G) and vibration; an expansion card cage for maximum adaptability with full power supply and connection for up to three full-length or six half-length ISA or PCI expansion cards; and active cooling technology allowing for operation in wide temperature ranges as well as optional sealing components for added protection against dust, rain, and humidity.

About Kontron Mobile Computing
A Minnesota corporation, Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc. (formerly FieldWorks, 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 one of the world¿s largest manufacturers of embedded computing solutions, supplying leading OEMs, systems integrators and application providers in the communications, automation and mobile markets.

The Kontron group of companies includes:
Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc. (formerly FieldWorks, Inc.), Eden Prairie, Minnesota (mobile computing competence center) Teknor Applicom Inc, Montreal, Canada (communications competence center) PEP Modular Computers GmbH, Kaufbeuren, Germany (automation competence center) TMC Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan (operations center for Asia-Pacific region)

Kontron Embedded Computers AG is publicly traded on the German Neuer Markt stock exchange under symbol "KBC."

Forward-looking statements in this news release, if any, are made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain important factors could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements, including the impact of changing economic or business conditions, the impact of competition, the availability of financing, the success of products in the marketplace, other risk factors inherent in the computer industry and other fa

ctors discussed from time to time in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Kontron Mobile Computings headquarters are at:
7631 Anagram Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Internet Address: www.kontronmobile.com
Telephone: (952) 974-7000
Fax: (952) 974-7199

"Intel" and "Pentium" are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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