Kontron Showcases First Fully Functional ETXexpress Module at Embedded Systems Conference

ETXexpress-PM represents first design from ETXexpress product family based on COM Express specification and built around latest Intel® technology

Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, is showcasing the capabilities of the ETXexpress-PM, the first fully functional COM Express solution to hit the market in a live demonstration unit at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco. The ETXexpress-PM is based on the Intel® Pentium® M processor 760 and the Mobile Intel® 915GM Express chipset. The lead product in Kontron´s new ETXexpress Computer-On-Module (COM) product family, the ETXexpress-PM is fast and puts the latest interface technologies at the fingertips of embedded application designers.

The ETXexpress-PM delivers up to 2.0 GHz processor performance and supports up to 2GB DDR2 memory. For applications that require advanced real-time video capabilities, the ETXexpress-PM has integrated graphics based on the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 architecture and also supports PCI Express graphics. Fast communications are possible courtesy of the 10/100Base-T Ethernet port that will be upgraded to be Gigabit ready in future ETXexpress COMs.

Sample ETXexpress-PM modules will be available in late Q1 2005. Kontron anticipates offering production units priced starting at approximately $600 in small quantities (actual pricing may vary based on volume).

About ETXexpress, a COM Express solution:
In mid-2003, Kontron initiated a movement to bring PCI Express technology into COMs. This movement was later bolstered by a group of leading embedded companies including Intel. These industry leaders formed a working group in January 2004 under the auspices of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG); work on the COM Express specification officially began in early 2004.

Based on the upcoming COM Express standard, Kontron ETXexpress products are the next generation embedded modules that bring advanced technology to tomorrow´s applications. Built around serial differential signaling technologies, ETXexpress modules incorporate interfaces for PCI Express, Serial ATA, USB 2.0, LVDS, Serial DVO and much more into a 95 x 125 mm small form factor embedded module. Kontron ETXexpress modules provide the highest available performance on the smallest state of the art embedded modules. Additionally, by following the modular concept for embedded design, ETXexpress modules safeguard R&D investments and lower total cost of ownership.

"Kontron is excited about bringing the next level of Computer-on-Module technology to fruition. The Kontron ETXexpress family of products offers the highest levels of embedded computing performance as standard-based, off-the-shelf solution backed by some of the strongest players in the embedded market," said Matthias Huber, Director of the Kontron Embedded Modules division in Hayward, California.

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: .

About the Intel Communications Alliance:
The Intel® Communications Alliance is a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies. For more information, please

visit: http://www.intel.com/go/ica

Intel and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Editor Contacts:
Christine Howe
Product Marketing Manager
Kontron - Hayward, CA
510.732.6900 x152

Zeljko Loncaric
Product Marketing Manager
Kontron - Deggendorf, Germany

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