Product Cited for Industry Service, Technological Advancement, Market Impact

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- January 18, 2004 - Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, today announced that its ETX-PM CPU module has received a 2003 Editors Choice Award from Control Engineering Magazine. As one of 35 winners, the ETX-PM is eligible to win one of eight Control Engineering Engineers´ Choice Awards to be named at a ceremony to be held February 24 during National Manufacturing Week in Chicago.

The ETX-PM is the most compact board to date to host an Intel® Pentium® M processor and the first Computer-on-Module (COM) to be based on it.

Editors selected this year´s 35 Editors´ Choice Award winners from among all of the new products featured in the 2003 issues of Control Engineering, Control Engineering Online, or one of Control Engineering´s topical e-mail newsletters. At the end of the year, the editors review the published products to select the winners according to the following criteria: service to the industry, technological advancement, and market impact. As an award winner, the ETX-PM is among the most significant innovations introduced during the past year, according to the editors.

The January 2004 issue of Control Engineering will spotlight the ETX-PM and other award-winning products. Control Engineering plans to hold a related webcast in March 2004.

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: .

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please forward all reader inquiries to Christine Howe, Media Analyst, Kontron America. Tel: 510-732-6900; e-mail: sales@us.kontron.com.


Media Relations
Kontron America
Bruce Boyer
Vice President, Product Marketing
Phone: 510-732-6900 x103

Technical Information
Kontron Embedded Modules
Matthias Huber
Product Manager
Phone: +49(991)37024-647

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