SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2003 – At the Embedded System Conference, Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, announces the ETX-VE component SBC™. The ETX-VE is based on the VIA Technologies Twister-T chipset and VIA Eden™ and C3™ processors up to 800MHz. The ETX-VE is optimized for low levels of power consumption and is extremely flexible and cost-effective.
The new ETX component SBC module offers high-performance graphics with LVDS flat panel support, 10/100BaseT Ethernet, sound, 2xEIDE (UDMA-100) and 4 USB ports as well as all the usual standard PC interfaces.
Production quantities will be available in Q2, 2003; the target price is $356 (US), in quantities of 100 modules. OEM pricing is available upon request.

ABOUT ETX COMPONENT SBC™ MODULES: ETX technology was developed by Kontron’s embedded modules division (formerly JUMPtec) to facilitate lower cost and faster time-to-market semi-custom designs. ETX modules are like components, plugging into an application-specific baseboard. The ETX modules supply the core CPU and memory subsystems together with Sound, SVGA, Ethernet and standard PC I/O. They connect to the rest of the embedded system through high-density, low profile, surface-mount connectors, which carry both ISA and PCI bus signals as well as dedicated I/O interfaces. The mechanics of the interconnection is such that an ETX/baseboard combination is virtually the same height as a one-board solution. ETX modules are scaleable and interchangeable, and they make possible the rapid development of semi-custom solutions for embedded applications.

ABOUT KONTRON: Kontron is 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 is a member of the Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider Program (ACPP Program). Kontron employs over 1100 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German Neuer Markt stock exchange under the symbol "KBC".

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