Icron Technologies’ ExtremeUSB® leveraged in Cable-Free USB
Burnaby, January 12, 2006 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB®, today offered congratulations to Cable-Free USB proponents for industry recognition at this year’s 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Icron’s technology, used in solutions and products from Freescale Semiconductor and Belkin Corporation, were among the highlighted products and technologies at CES for Cable-Free USB, a wireless approach to achieving true USB connectivity.
Cable-Free USB solutions were recognized under the following categories:
CNET Best of CES
· Belkin – Winner – Best of CES for Peripherals: Cable-Free USB Hub
· Freescale – Finalist – Best of Show for Emerging Technologies: Cable-Free USB Solution
· Belkin – Winner- Editor’s Choice
News Tips Cherry Picks
· Icron – Cherry Picks – one of the top 75 technologies previewed at CES http://www.newstips.com/html/ces_2006.html
“We are pleased that the industry has recognized the power and simplicity of the Cable-Free USB solution, which leverages Icron’s ExtremeUSB and Freescale’s Ultra-Wideband products,” commented Robert Eisses, VP Sales and Marketing for Icron. “Our goal of supporting the USB 2.0 specification wirelessly via Cable-Free USB has been validated with the launch of products from Belkin and Gefen. We look forward to the commercial release of these and more Cable-Free USB consumer products in the coming months.”
About Cable-Free USB
Cable-Free USB is powered by Freescale’s Ultra-Wideband (UWB) chipset and the ExtremeUSB solution from Icron Technologies Corporation enabling a zero-install wireless USB solution. Unlike other efforts to create an entirely new USB standard to incorporate UWB technology, Freescale and Icron’s USB-over-UWB wireless solution is designed to support existing USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices in the market today. This gives users a “plug and play” experience right out of the box.
Freescale’s UWB solutions enable high rate transfer of video, audio and data streams
wirelessly. UWB brings a wireless option to auto, consumer electronics and PC/peripheral manufacturers. For example, an MPEG2 movie or HDTV stream can be broadcast in real-time wirelessly. This allows consumers new freedom in the use of multimedia-centric products, as they no longer need to be connected with wires.
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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|Icron Technologies Corporation|
|Robert Eisses, President & CEO
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|David Gordon, Investor Relations for Icron