6U and 3U Single Slot Processors Offer Increased Computing Power

SAN DIEGO, CA - June 20, 2004- Kontron, a market leader in embedded computer technology, today announced that three of its popular cPCI single slot processor boards, the CP6000 and CP6011 (6U) and the CP306 (3U) now are equipped with the Intel® Pentium® M processor 745 running at 1.8GHz, offering higher performance and lower power. In addition to operating at higher clock speed, the newest Intel Pentium M processor is equipped with 2 MB of L2 cache, double that of previous models. The higher clock rate and increased memory cache combine to significantly increase processing performance.

The 6U CP6000, with up to 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, the Intel® 855GME GMCH and Intel® 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub, is tailored to support cost-effective, performance-oriented data and telecommunications applications, airborne and industrial automation systems and more.

The CP6011, featuring Dual PMC sites and the high I/O bandwidth of the Intel® E7501 chipset, is tailored for network infrastructure applications such as VoIP and signaling as well as applications requiring high performance on the PMC, wirespeed Gigabit Ethernet, flexibility and density.

The compact and rugged 3U CP306 is ideal for applications such as robotics and data acquisition systems. Use of the Intel Pentium M processor in all three allows for passive cooling.

"With the Intel® Pentium® M processor 745, the Kontron cPCI boards can offer a higher performance level and optimized power consumption for embedded computing," said Ton Steenman, General Manager, Embedded Intel Architecture Division, Intel Corporation. "Coupled with the I/O bandwidth that the Intel® E7501 chipset provides, this processor is the ideal solution for low power/high performance applications."

"We are excited to announce the support for the newest Intel® Pentium® M processor," said Thomas Sparrvik, President & CEO of Kontron America. "The Intel Pentium M processor brings our cPCI modular communications platform building blocks to new levels of performance that can satisfy the demanding needs of the embedded and communications market segments."

For complete details on these popular processor boards, go to CP306, CP6000, CP6011.

Price : CP6011 with Intel Pentium M processor 745 (1.8GHz): 2575USD
CP6000 with Intel Pentium M processor 745 (1.8GHz): 2295USD
CP306 with Intel Pentium M processor 745 (1.8GHz): 2650USD

Availability: Now
Delivery: In stock in limited quantities;
6-8 weeks, ARO in production quantities

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.

About the Intel Communications Alliance:
The Intel® Communications Alliance is a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular, standards based building blocks, platforms, and solutions based on Intel technologies, processors, products, and services.

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For Further Information, Editors Contact:
Kontron Canada
Jan-Philippe De Broeck
Product Manager
Phone: 450-437-4661 x2415

Rich Moore
Product Manager
Phone: 412-921-3322 or 800-228-1737

Media Relations:
Lisa Baker, Vice President, Marketing
Kontron America
Phone: 858-405-3010

Agency Contact:
WelComm, Incorporated
Greg Evans, Account Executive
7975 Raytheon Road, Suite 340
San Diego CA 92111
Phone: (858) 279-2100

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