AAEON Announces the Intel® Atom™ Processor-Based Series of Products

Taipei Taiwan (December 19, 2008)—AAEON, a premier Industrial PC manufacturer, is pleased to announce the debut of a series of Intel® Atom™ processor-based products available in the most popular embedded form factors such as:  Mini-ITX, EPIC, SubCompact 3.5” (ECX), XTX and COM CPU modules, as well as PC/104. 

AAEON provides a full range of products adopting the latest Intel® processor and chipset technologies.  The debut of the Intel® Atom™ processor ushers in a new era of mobile computing with AAEON leading the way into vertical market segments previously dominated by RISC technology.  AAEON is releasing eight new products for the embedded market: COM-U15, NanoCOM-U15, COM-945GSE, XTX-945GSE, PFM-945C, GENE-9455, EPIC-9457, and EMB-9459T. These products all adopt Intel® Atom™ processors and have a wide application range, including POS, Kiosk, Digital Signage, Mobile Internet Devices, etc. 

This new series of AAEON products utilizes both the Intel® Atom processor Z530 series and Intel® Atom™ processor N270-based platforms.  The Intel® Atom™ processor Z530 series with the Intel® System Controller Hub US15W platform is ideal for embedded developers wanting low power Intel® architecture and needing graphics requirements to drive small screens typically found in SFF applications.  The Intel® Atom™ processor N270 with the Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express chipset platform is for low power embedded applications needing flexible I/O capabilities and sophisticated graphics capabilities for larger displays.

“To meet increasing market demands, AAEON has embraced the Intel® Atom™ processor in developing low power, cost effective embedded boards and system level products. We believe that this series of products will get a great reaction from the market,” said Wayne Chen, the Vice President of AAEON’s Embedded Computing Division. “Adopting Intel’s cutting-edge technology demonstrates the capability of AAEON’s Research & Development team. Moreover, the innovative nature of the Intel® Atom™ processor will be an excellent tool for cultivating the mobile market for the embedded industry.”  Mr. Chen added. 

“Intel® Atom™ processor-based platforms deliver low power and performance-per-watt advantages, and enables customers to cut time-to-market for mobile and embedded applications,” said Jonathan Luse, Director of Marketing, Low Power Embedded Products Division, Intel®. “Embedded developers now have the choice to design with various Intel® Atom™-based platforms from AAEON, which will expand their low-power design opportunities.”

AAEON’s boards with Intel® Atom™ processors deliver high performance with low power consumption (around 7W), in a rugged and compact design.  This product series meets the demands of many market segments such as: Mobile devices, Enterprise thin clients, POS, KIOSK, medical instruments, gaming system, infotainment system, etc. 

About AAEON

AAEON Technology, established in 1992, manufactures and markets a wide range of OEM/ODM Industrial PCs all over the world. Our commitment to our customers is to provide reliable and high quality Embedded SBCs, Operator Panels, Panel PCs, Medical PCs, Embedded Controllers, Industrial Slot PCs, PC/104 modules, Full-size CPU cards, Half-size CPU Cards and related accessories.

By maintaining ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certifications since 1994 and 1996 respectively, AAEON ensures its commitment to delivering products of the highest quality. Becoming a publicly traded company in 2001, AAEON has demonstrated the sound fiscal policies required for good investment opportunities. AAEON continues to earn numerous citations for its remarkable contribution to the industry, including four years of Symbol of Excellence Awards and the country's Eighth Annual Outstanding Business Award. In 2003, AAEON introduced TL9000 certification to further expand their commitment to quality.

AAEON has well established, strategically positioned branches worldwide including America, the Netherlands, China and Singapore.

AAEON is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance:  A community of embedded and communications developers and solution providers.  For more information, please visit www.aaeon.com.

Intel® and Intel® Atom are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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