Advantech Announces a Comprehensive Range of Atom-based Embedded Boards

Irvine, California, January. 14, 2010Advantech, a leading provider of embedded platform and integration services, announces today its new full range of embedded boards based on the new generation of Intel® Atom™ N450/D510 processors. The Advantech Atom processor-based platforms range from Computer-On-Modules and 3.5”/5.25” Single Board Computers to Industrial Motherboards. These low-power platforms provide targeted performance for energy-efficient and environmentally responsible solutions, serving a wide range of applications that include: POS, kiosk, digital signage, medical, and factory automation.

“Advantech utilizes Intel Atom processors as the core of many of its low-power products,” said Franz Wei, vice president of Advantech. “This combines the best efficiency of performance versus power that is ideal for applications where small size, low-power consumption, and thermal efficiency are important.”

“Providing targeted performance for a wide variety of embedded application projects, Advantech has already developed a comprehensive range of embedded platforms with the new Atom processors,” Wei said.

Full Spectrum of Atom-based Embedded Platforms

Based on Atom N450/D510 processor solutions, Advantech developed a new series of embedded platforms in various form factors including Computer-On-Modules, Single Board Computers and Industrial Motherboards. Advantech’s COM-Ultra SOM-7562, with its mere 84 x 55mm board size, is the most suitable solution for personal handheld applications. The COM-Micro SOM-6763 and ETX 3.0 SOM-4463 will be ready at the end of Q1, 2010. For Single Board Computers (SBC), the 3.5” PCM-9362, 5.25” PCM-9562, and PC/104 CPU module PCM-3362 are all available for compact application development. Advantech will also be introducing a new Industrial Motherboard called AIMB-212—bringing Atom efficiency to the Mini-ITX motherboard class. Finally, Advantech offers the half-size SBC PCI-7031 for highly expandable applications.

Advantech provides a comprehensive range of Atom-based embedded boards in addition to multiple OS support, including Windows 7, XPe, WinCE, QNX, and Linux. A variety of intelligent software API’s, bundled with Advantech Atom-based boards, facilitate application development. To find out more about the new product range and Advantech’s innovative embedded services, please visit Advantech’s website at www.advantech.com, email us at: ECGInfo@advantech.com, or call toll free: 1-800-866-6008.

Advantech Co., Ltd. (TAIEX: 2395) –Founded in 1983, Advantech delivers visionary and trustworthy industrial computing solutions that empower businesses. We cooperate closely with solution partners to provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications in diverse industries, offering products and solutions in three business categories: Embedded ePlatform, eServices & Applied Computing, and Industrial Automation groups. With more than 3,400 dedicated employees, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 18 countries and 39 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Advantech is a Premier Member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, a community of embedded developers and solution providers. (Corporate Website: www.advantech.com )