News 2008.07.24 Late Edition

Phoenix Technologies Acquires General Software
Phoenix Technologies (Nasdaq: PTEC – News) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire General Software, Inc. a leading provider of embedded firmware that is at the heart of millions of devices being used around the world. The transaction will expand the presence of Phoenix in a wide variety of vertical industry applications and devices, from IP network routers to medical devices while also providing valuable technologies to further the Company’s PC 3.0(TM) strategy for simplifying and improving the mobile computing experience.

Bustronic 5-slot ATCA Backplane Features Shelf Manager Interconnect
Elma Bustronic Corporation has upgraded its 5-slot AdvancedTCA Backplane with a new shelf manager interconnect scheme. The upgraded 5-slot ATCA backplane now features standard MicroTCA connectors, which are small and dense, for the Elma’s IPM Sentry shelf manager connections. In addition to saving space, the connectors are widely available, reliable, and with compression mount design are field-replacable. If damaged, the MicroTCA connector can be unscrewed from the backplane and replaced.