Kontron Seeks World-class Standard for ETXexpress Specification

3/1/2004 - At a the Embedded World Expo, Kontron announces expanding industry interest in ETXexpress.

Cooperation on ETXexpress
Kontron introduced the ETXexpress standard to the market with Intel in November 2003. It was the clear goal from the beginning to have more than one company define the standard in order to achieve world-class standard. Kontron has been working with industry leading companies and is pleased to announce that RadiSys Corporation, a leader in the embedded solutions, is reviewing the ETX-Express specification with intent of working on further definition of the specification.

Kontron will continue to drive and build the specification with revision 1.0 expected to release to the public by late Q1/2004.

"To have another industry leader working on ETXexpress will allow for a well-balanced definition, since both companies have different views of the market needs" says Matthias Huber, Product Manager for ETXexpress. "This will ensure a new standard that will serve the industrial and embedded market needs very well to smooth the path for the new technologies to come" adds Mr. Huber.

The first public description on ETXexpress is available on www.etx-express.com for download.

The Specification at a Glance

About Kontron
Kontron is a leading global embedded computer technology company, supplying 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 1,700 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is a member of the Intel Communications Alliance and is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC.

About Radisys
RadiSys (Nasdaq: RSYS) is the leading provider of advanced embedded solutions for the commercial, enterprise, and service provider systems markets. Through intimate customer collaboration and combining innovative technologies and industry leading architecture, RadiSys helps OEMs bring better products to market faster and more economically. RadiSys products include embedded boards, platforms and systems, which are used in today's complex computing, processing and network intensive applications.

About the Intel Communications Alliance
The Intel Communications Alliance is a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers who share a common vision on the convergence of computing technologies. The member companies within the Alliance are committed to the development of modular, standards-based building blocks, platforms, and solutions based on Intel technologies, processors, products, and services. The availability of these standards-based modular building blocks and solutions offer the market greater choice, faster time to profit, and the opportunity to innovate using modular building blocks from multiple levels of integration - silicon, software, boards and complete systems. For additional information on the Intel Communications Alliance, please visit: www.intel.com/design/network/ica/index.htm

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More Info:
Kontron Embedded Modules GmbH, Brunnwiesenstr. 16, DE-94469 Deggendorf
sales-kem@kontron.com, Tel: +49(991)37024-100, Fax: +49(991)37024-102

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