BURNABY, B.C. October 18, 2005 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB®, today announced its joining of the UWB Forum as a contributing member to offer UWB Forum members a standard wireless USB 2.0 over Ultra-Wideband (UWB) solution.
Icron’s ExtremeUSB technology is a USB 2.0 compatible solution that is designed to support all existing USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices in the market today. It will allow manufacturers of PC’s, Peripherals, and Consumer Electronics to wirelessly enable their products without making any changes to the USB ecosystem, meaning that users will truly have a “plug and play” experience right out of the box.
“Icron’s ExtremeUSB technology allows us to leverage the large, installed base of USB applications that desire the high data rate, low power consumption performance of UWB,” said Martin Rofheart, director of Ultra-Wideband Operations for Freescale Semiconductor. “Customers want a simple USB 2.0 wire replacement solution, and ExtremeUSB technology is one of the quickest and easiest way to make that happen,”
The primary benefit of Icron’s Wireless USB solution is its existing USB 1.1 and 2.0 support, requiring no additional drivers, host controller changes, or users configurations. It is a true USB “plug and play” solution that gives the user a wire-like USB experience. It supports all USB supported operating systems including Windows, MAC OS, Linux, Unix and Solaris.
Pulse~LINK President and COO, Bruce Watkins commented “We support the Icron USB 2.0 over Ultra-Wideband vision and look forward to their contribution to the UWB Forum members including Pulse~LINK.”
Icron’s solution can be implemented over any Ultra-Wideband platform and offers true USB 2.0 support, allowing for rapid time to market, and full legacy device and USB host support.
“Icron brings a demonstrated solution that enhances the efforts of the UWB Forum” said Mike McCamon, executive director of the UWB Forum. “We are very excited to have a leader in the USB market choose to join our member community as we continue to build momentum toward interoperable Ultra-Wideband products.”
About UWB Forum
Formed in late 2004, the UWB Forum is comprised of over 150 companies committed to making Ultra-Wideband technology a reality. The group is dedicated to ensuring that standards-based Ultra-Wideband products from multiple vendors are truly interoperable-from mobile phones to set-top boxes, from computers to televisions to digital camcorders and more. The Forum also facilitates the worldwide regulatory approval process for Ultra-Wideband systems along with the market educational efforts for future customers of these technologies. Early in 2005 the UWB Forum appointed Mike McCamon as its Executive Director, whom formerly held the same role with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The UWB Forum can be found on the web at http://www.uwbforum.org.
About Icron Technologies Corporation
Icron Technologies Corporation’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology extends the range of USB in wired environments and enables wireless USB over any RF technology. ExtremeUSB is the only USB-IF compliant extension solution and is deployed globally in a wide range of applications including: industrial automation, medical device, aerospace, KVM and computer networking. ExtremeUSB technology is available in a variety of formats including technology licenses, OEM modules, developer kits, as well as branded and private-label products. The company also provides a range of engineering and development services focused on unique USB connectivity issues.”
Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol “IT” on the TSX Venture Exchange. For information on the company and its products, please visit www.icron.com and for detailed financial information visit www.sedar.com. The Toronto Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for statements of historical fact, all statements in this news release — including, without limitation, statements regarding financial estimates and future plans and objectives of Icron — are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
2005 Icron Technologies Corporation. ExtremeUSB®, USB Ranger™ are trademarks of Icron Technologies Corporation.
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