Performance Technologies Wins Product of the Year Award for its Industry Leading Embedded Ethernet Switch

12/18/2002 - Performance Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTIX) announced its IPnexusTM CPC6400 embedded Ethernet switch has won the 2002 "Product of the Year" award presented by Internet Telephony® magazine. Selected based on Performance Technologies' ongoing vision, leadership and technical innovation, the IPnexus CPC6400 facilitates the use of IP/Ethernet in all forms of communications and networking.

"Having our IPnexus CPC6400 selected as Product of the Year by those who closely follow our industry is a great honor," said Don Turrell, CEO of Performance Technologies. "This prestigious award from Internet Telephony recognizes our investment of over 125 man-years in IP/Ethernet hardware and software, and a long history of developing communications and networking solutions for high availability, fault-tolerant applications."

"The Product of the Year award is meant not only to honor the outstanding teams who developed and manufactured the products and services on our winning list, but also to educate our readers on the vast array of offerings in this market," said Internet Telephony editorial director Greg Galitzine. "Choosing the winners was a difficult process, and we spent many hours studying the new product materials we collected over the past year."

Performance Technologies' CPC6400 embedded Ethernet switch is the first, full wire speed 24 port embedded Ethernet switch to maximize the capabilities of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG®) 2.16 standard. This innovative switch enables developers to reach speeds of up to 40 times that of PCI-based systems by offering up to 4 Gigabits of bandwidth to every slot of a standard or extended 2.16 CompactPCI® chassis. Performance Technologies began shipping this product to customers in July 2002.

About Performance Technologies
About Performance Technologies, Inc. Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX) is a global supplier of innovative, packet-based computing, communications and networking equipment. With core competencies in embedded computing, IP/Ethernet, wide area networking and SS7/IP interworking, we offer both hardware and software solutions vital to existing and emerging networks. Our proven products offer cost-saving benefits and time-to-market advantages to companies developing communications, industrial, enterprise and military applications.

Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional operational and engineering facilities are located in San Diego, California; San Luis Obispo, California and Ottawa, Canada. For more information about Performance Technologies, visit

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