Performance Technologies Targets North American Carrier Market

5/20/2003 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leader in unified systems design for the communications, military and commercial markets, announced the addition of Don Sylvester as the regional sales manager for the North American carrier market. Mobile communications continues to be a major growth sector within the telecom market, and Performance Technologies sees significant potential for its SEGwayTM SS7/IP signaling products among North American wireless carriers.

"In response to customer demand, we have optimized several existing and emerging signaling products that will allow customers to expand mobile communications capabilities while realizing a dramatic reduction in costs," said Reg Cable, general manager of Performance Technologies' Signaling Systems Group. "Having additional resources to promote these products to North American carriers allows us to capitalize on growth potential in this area and emerge ahead of our competitors in the months to come."

Mr. Sylvester has 20 years of sales experience in hardware, software and telecommunications where he has worked in major and carrier account management. Before joining Performance Technologies, he held positions with Network Planning Systems, Nortel and Dell. He has an MBA from Windsor University.

About Performance Technologies
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX) is a leading developer of embedded computing products and system-level solutions for equipment manufacturers and service providers worldwide. With competencies in compute platforms, IP/Ethernet switching, communications software, wide area networking, SS7/IP interworking and high availability, the Company offers unified products for existing and emerging applications. Serving the industry for over 20 years, the Company's solutions focus on time-to-market, performance and cost advantages for companies in the communications, military and commercial markets.

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

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