Teknor and Corrent Team to Accelerate e-Commerce Transactions

Partnership to develop time-to-market sub-system SSL accelerator solutions

Networld+Interop, Las Vegas, NV, May 9, 2001 - Teknor Applicom, a Kontron company, and Corrent Corporation, a fabless semiconductor start-up company developing high-performance standards-based Internet security processors, today announced a strategic partnership to co-develop reference design solutions based on Teknor´s board-level design expertise and Corrent´s Socket Armor silicon technology. By Q4, 2001, Teknor plans to launch an SSL accelerator reference design capable of encrypting and decrypting at gigabit line rates.

"We are enthusiastic to be working with Corrent," said Jean-Michel Briere, vice president of marketing at Teknor. "Corrent´s visionary position within the Internet security field provides Teknor with a strategic opportunity to add further value to its turnkey systems solutions for OEMs and Application Developers (APs) seeking to deploy security solutions in the Internet infrastructure market."

"Teknor´s building block design approach and manufacturing capabilities with Corrent´s technology give our customers a time-to-market and performance advantage," said Richard Takahashi, president and CEO of Corrent. "The partnership delivers to customers multiple sub-system solutions needed for fast and efficient integration of Corrent´s Internet security processors into next-generation communication OEM systems."

An SSL accelerator board-level solution co-developed by Teknor and Corrent provides customers with the ability to incorporate Corrent´s Internet security processors into their equipment. Using Corrent´s Socket Armor silicon technology, developers are capable of delivering high-performance streaming encryption at speeds of OC-3 to 1 Gbps, and generating more than 5,000 1024 bit RSA keys/sec, while offloading all security-related functions from the system processor without decline in optical data rates.

Along with Corrent´s family of Socket Armor processors that will accelerate e-commerce transactions, Corrent´s other first generation product families include a unique line of Packet Armor processors for Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) transmissions. Both families of processors encrypt data and send it securely across networks. Samples will be available in Q4 of 2001.

About Corrent Corporation
Corrent Corporation is a semiconductor company focused on providing network system designers with the highest quality security chips at fiber optic speeds. Corrent´s Internet data security and acceleration processors are based on an advanced architecture optimized for maximum network transparency that eliminates traditional processing bottlenecks associated with the secure exchange of IP data through virtual private networks (VPNs) and business-to-business transactions. Unlike traditionally architected software and hardware solutions, Corrent´s security chips provide greater speed, scalability and compatibility with the industry´s evolving fiber-optic security standards. For more information visit: http://www.corrent.com.

About Teknor
Teknor Applicom, a Kontron company, is a global designer and manufacturer of innovative building blocks dedicated to its communications class of open platforms capable of supporting numerous network applications in today´s Internet and telecommunications infrastructure. Teknor´s innovative services and high performance PCI and CompactPCI platforms provide customers with the competitive advantage to market complete, value-added solutions directly to carrier, enterprise and service provider vendors.

As a charter member of Intel´s Applied Computing Platform Provider (ACPP) program, Teknor´s customers possess timely technological advantages over their competitors. Teknor is also the North American communications competence center for Kontron Embedded Computers AG, and is the only embedded computer vendor to offer engineering and manufacturing resources in North America, Europe and Asia.

Additional information about Teknor is available at

www.teknor.com or by calling (450) 437-5682.

More information
Media Relations:
Peter Matz
E-mail: matzp@teknor.com
Tel: 450/437-5682
Fax: 450/437-8053

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