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Advantech wins Intel Awards

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 01/11/2007) - Advantech recently triumphed over many competitors in the Multi-Core Solution Contest to market the Advantech Digital Security Surveillance (DSS) concept with Intel. Advantech also won Intel Associate Partner of the Year—an accolade emblematic of Advantech’s status as one of Intel’s most vital clients in the multi-core platform and embedded computer sector.

Intel Communications Alliance (ICA) constitutes software and hardware manufacturers of motherboards, systems and software. As a gatekeeper, Intel strictly reviews and screens applicants for quality, design, manufacturing capacity and product service & support. An ICA membership guarantees access to exclusive product updates and information on product positioning, reports and newsletters, as well as valuable firsthand product introduction tools and maintenance paraphernalia. In addition to the Market Development Fund, ICA also promises active involvement in marketing campaigns for collaborative designs to bolster product visibility by providing marketing assistance and product manuals.

Advantech’s Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Chen explains: “It’s a great honor for Advantech to be awarded Associate Partner of the Year by the Intel Communications Alliance; this attests to Advantech’s pioneering position in the global embedded computing market, and it signifies profound impact on the development of innovative technology. Partnership between Advantech and Intel in the future would be defined by consensus and vision, and the two would forge a solid working relationship. Through closer working ties with ICA, Advantech now can enjoy immediate access to state-of-the-art technology from Intel. Besides the golden opportunity to embark on research and development on the latest solutions far ahead of other competitors, new applications launched by Advantech can be publicized for greater visibility simultaneously as Intel introduces its latest chips and campaign activities. This cooperation ensures realistic applications.”

In 2007, Advantech is to inaugurate a series of multi-core solutions to fit market demands for embedded single board computing projects: SOM COM-Express, MiniATX Motherboard, EPIC, 3.5" and 5.25" single board computers. For industrial computers, Advantech is to inaugurate Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, and fully featured ATX products with high-end product support for Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core and Core 2 Duo processors. Lastly, the company is proud to present a fully featured industrial SHB Express™ (PICMG 1.3) single board computer, supporting a comprehensive platform development policy featuring Core 2 Duo. On top of this, Advantech plans to integrate its resources with those of Intel’s to set into motion the Digital Security Surveillance (DSS) initiative. Whether it’s technological backup from Intel, joint marketing campaigns for business project collaborations, or the formation of strategic partnerships with software suppliers or manufacturers, the two partners more than ever shall endeavor to introduce Intel’s latest computing technology into a multitude of industrial applications, so that Advantech can apply these technologies to different fields. The results: better understanding of customer demands for Intel, and stronger connections with its partners in the vertical market for Advantech.

Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group –Founded in 1983, the eAutomation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies. Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers and Software, Fanless Box PCs, Distributed I/O Modules, Plug-in I/O and Industrial Communication for a wide array of industries.

With the combined talent of more than 2,700 people, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 17 countries and 28 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding approximately 30 new products each year.
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