CATC Targets West Coast with Three New Manufacturer Representatives

8/5/2003 - Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC) (Nasdaq: CATZ), a leading communications protocol expert company, announced it has signed three new Manufacturer Representative firms to enhance its sales and support coverage on the West Coast. Joining the CATC sales channel are Syntek in the Pacific Northwest and Ward/Davis Associates and HyWire Associates in Northern California and Nevada. As a result of this expanded coverage, CATC will further improve its delivery of superior service and support to its customers in these revitalized regions.

With over 17 years of experience in the Pacific Northwest, Syntek has established itself as a leading provider of electronic test, measurement and manufacturing systems, supporting a strong and loyal customer base. Their experienced and technical staff is highly trained in the markets they serve, and their combined sales and support organization delivers superior customer service. Syntek will be selling CATC's entire product line of Computer I/O Protocol and Storage Protocol analyzer solutions, which includes the Bluetooth(R), Fibre Channel, IEEE/Firewire, InfiniBand, PCI Express(TM), SCSI, Serial ATA and USB product lines, throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Ward/Davis Associates has been providing test and measurement products and solutions to customers throughout California since 1963. Ward/Davis has developed a well-deserved reputation for technical leadership combined with superior customer service. Their offices are staffed with knowledgeable Sales Engineers committed to providing their customers with immediate support and information. Ward/Davis will be selling CATC's Computer I/O protocol analyzer solutions, which includes the USB, Bluetooth, PCI Express and 1394/Firewire product lines, throughout Northern California and Nevada.

HyWire Associates brings 25-plus years of sales experience and specializes in Storage Area Network (SAN) design and development tools with an emphasis on Fibre Channel. HyWire's extensive network of contacts and customers within the SAN markets makes them an ideal representative of CATC's Storage protocol analyzer solutions, which includes the Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, Serial ATA and SCSI product lines, throughout Northern California and Nevada.

"CATC is the market leader in expert protocol analysis systems and we look forward to building a strong relationship with them," stated Craig Howard, president of Syntek. "As the technology markets are beginning to recover, there has been an increase in demand for test and measurement solutions as companies are rushing to deliver new products. CATC's extensive product lines allow us to deliver the high quality design and development tools our customers have come to expect."

"We have chosen these firms because of their strengths and specialization in the same technologies and protocols that we support," said Kevin Fitzgerald, vice president of sales and technical services for CATC. "These three firms bring a wealth of technical expertise and many years of delivering superior customer service. Their presence allows us to increase our coverage in these strategically important markets and continue to meet the needs of our customers."

About CATC
Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC) is a global communication protocols expert company, providing test and measurement solutions for Computer I/O, Storage and Networking protocols, enhancing productivity and time to market. CATC develops, manufactures and markets advanced protocol analysis expert systems for established and emerging digital communications standards including Bluetooth, Fibre Channel, IEEE 1394, InfiniBand, PCI Express, SCSI, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA and USB. Semiconductor, device, system and software companies use CATC's products during each phase of their products' lifecycles from development through production and market deployment. CATC's expert protocol analysis systems allow customers to monitor communications traffic, diagnose design and operational problems and confirm interoperability and standards compliance. Technicians also use CATC's test and analysis products on production lines and for maintenance of deployed systems and networks. CATC was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information regarding CATC and its products, please visit

CATC and Computer Access Technology Corporation are proprietary marks of Computer Access Technology Corporation. PCI Express is a trademark of PCI-SIG. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to CATC.

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