Kontron, Advantech and ADLink Promote ETXexpress Specification

6/14/2004 - Kontron introduced the new module standard with Intel back in November 2003, now with an active working on the development of the standard the definition is prospering and call for participating with the PICMG has been issued.

Kontron is working with industry leading companies world wide and is pleased to announce the joint marketing activity with Advantech, ADLink to promote the ETXexpress product brand to the embedded market. It is the first cooperation on such scale for Kontron and Advantech, ADLink third parties have the best expectations on the success on the ETXexpress products. The cooperation covers technical and legal cooperation such patent usage and trade names.

"To have another industry leader like Advantech and ADLink participating in the ETXexpress promotion will ensure a strong product brand recognition in the embedded marketplace" says Matthias Huber, Product Manager for ETXexpress. "This will ensure that ETXexpress will become as well accepted as ETX was before" adds Mr. Huber.

What is ETXexpress? It means that the application of High-Speed Computer-on-Module for PCI Express Bus supports PCI Express chipset as well. New ETXexpress standard supports hardware solutions that are based on current bus systems such as 32-bit PCI, and ISA bus (via LPC), as well as 6 PCI Express x 1 Lanes and PCI Express cards, GigaBit Ethernet, 8 USB 2.0, Serial ATA and Parallel ATA interfaces, LVDS and so forth.

For more information about ETX express, please visit: http://www.etx-express.com

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 1,900 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is a member of Intel Communications Alliance and is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol KBC. For additional information on Kontron, please visit: http://www.kontron.de

About Advantech
Advantech Co., Ltd. is the global leading ePlatform service provider integrating web-based technology, computing platforms and customization services that empower the connected eWorld. For more information about this activity, please visit: http://www.advantech.com

About ADLINK Technology Inc.
ADLINK Technology Inc. specializes in embedded computing, improving and advancing test & measurement, industrial automation, and communication technology. For more information about this activity, please visit: http://www.adlink.com.tw

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