Kontron America Receives AS 9100 Certification

Latest Certification Reinforces Kontron’s Commitment to Quality

San Diego (August 8, 2006) – Kontron America announced today that it has been certified to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for the AS 9100 certification for the aerospace industry. In addition, Kontron was recertified for the ISO 9001:2000 quality management standard. These certifications continue Kontron’s commitment to providing the most consistent and highest quality products and services, while continually improving all of its business functions.

Kontron amplified its existing commitment to quality by achieving AS 9100. This certification standard takes ISO 9001:2000 and adds the additional requirements that are paramount for ensuring quality components for the aerospace industry. In achieving AS 9100, Kontron’s commitment to the international aerospace industry ensures that they will have consistently superior components when they are building their products – assuring quality and safety.

With its re-certification of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, Kontron ensures quality management extends throughout its business practices. This means from your first contact throughout your interaction with Kontron, you can be assured of the highest customer satisfaction.

“By achieving AS 9100, we have solidified our commitment to our customers that we will consistently provide them superior products and service,” said Yasser Abusalih, director of quality assurance. “We feel that there is no compromise when it comes to providing quality to our customers. By providing AS 9100 certified products, we are guaranteeing it to them.”

Kontron’s three American sites – San Diego, Calif.; Fremont, Calif.; Pittsburgh, Penn. – were certified for both standards. This ensures that Kontron’s products that are manufactured or assembled in any of these locations meet the highest quality standards.

Kontron’s continual commitment to its customers shines through. For more information on the ISO standards, visit www.iso.org. For more information on Kontron’s commitment to quality – including all of its current certifications, visit www.kontron.com.

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About Kontron:

A global leader in embedded computer technology and mobile rugged solutions, Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators, and application providers in the: automation, test and measurement, communications, medical, gaming and entertainment, military, aerospace, transportation, and energy markets. The company helps its customers considerably reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage with products including: high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single board computers, human-machine interfaces, and mobile rugged computers and displays. Kontron employs more than 2,300 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 Premier member in the Intel ® Communications Alliance which means earliest access to leading-edge Intel technologies and privileged engineering support. For additional information on Kontron, please visit www.kontron.com.

Editor Contact
Richard Pugnier
Manager, Marketing Communications
Kontron America
858.623.3006
richard.pugnier@us.kontron.com

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