Kontron ETXexpress-PM Computer-On-Module Awarded 'Hot 100' Status for 2006

SAN DIEGO, January 24, 2007€“ Kontron'€™s ETXexpress-PM has been named a "€œHot 100"€ product for 2006 by the editorial staff of EDN magazine. This honor is reserved for the best products featured in the publication'€™s pages over the course of the year as decided by the journal's technical editors.

"The Kontron Embedded Modules team devoted a lot of effort to developing the COM Express standard, said Matthias Huber, leader of the Embedded Modules division. “Having the Kontron ETXexpress-PM computer-on-module named to EDN's list of "€˜Hot 100"€™ products confirms the significance these modules have in the embedded computer market."

The Kontron ETXexpress-PM was honored by the magazine in the "€œComputers and Peripherals"€ category. The list encompasses a range of architectures and technologies and a plethora of categories €”from analog ICs to multimedia to test-and-measurement tools. The full list is available online at www.edn.com.

"EDN editors cover an amazingly broad technology base and see compelling products across the spectrum throughout the year,€ stated Editor in Chief Maury Wright. "The Hot 100 highlights the best of the products from our feature and new-product articles and web coverage over the course of the year. From components to processors to test instruments, each of these 100 stand out in the crowd."€

Based on the Intel® Pentium® M processor 760 (2.13GHz) and the Mobile Intel® 915GM Express chipset, the Kontron ETXexpress-PM delivers Gigabit Ethernet for light-speed communication capabilities in addition to the advanced graphics of the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900. PCI Express graphics also are supported. The ETXexpress-PM is the lead "Basic" COM Express form factor module from the embedded computing leader. Kontron now offers four other ETXexpress modules including the latest addition, ETXexpress-CD, built around the Intel Core Duo processor.

For more information about the Kontron ETXexpress-PM and other COM Express solutions, visit www.kontron.com/etxexpress.


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

Product and Technical Contact
Christine Van De Graaf
Product Marketing Manager, Embedded Modules
Kontron America

If you would like more information on purchasing one of Kontron'€™s products, please contact us at 888.294.4558 or sales@us.kontron.com.

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