Icron and EMJ America to Partner in North American Computing Market

Key Embedded Systems Distributor to Market Icron’s ExtremeUSB® Solutions

Vancouver, British Columbia, November 4, 2003 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX.V:IT) today announced that EMJ Embedded Systems, of Pittsboro, North Carolina, will sell Icron’s USB extension developer kits, board-level and packaged products in the North American market.

EMJ Embedded Systems, a division of EMJ America, Inc., and a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian-based EMJ Data Systems, actively seeks the latest in embedded technology in order to provide their customers with the most up-to-date and far-reaching solutions. EMJ Embedded Systems serves all geographical areas of North America, supporting sales with toll-free phone lines, inventory, and same-day shipping. Developers calling EMJ have access to a comprehensive selection of embedded products, a knowledgeable sales staff, technical support, and assistance with configuration and integration issues.

Icron’s developer kits, board-level and packaged products for USB extension over fiber or copper, have been launched on the EMJ Embedded Systems website – www.emjembedded.com and are featured in the “Products” pages on the site.

“We are pleased to add a USB extension tool to our line of embedded products. We feel that Icron will fit nicely into applications in industrial automation, medical equipment, security and military market segments,” said Mark Estill, Vice-President of EMJ Embedded Systems.

Suresh Singh, President and CEO of Icron stated: “A distributor of the caliber of EMJ Embedded Systems accelerates the exposure of our technology in the North American Market. With this exciting partnership, Icron effectively expands its team of sales and marketing experts in our key markets.”

Icron’s products are typically being used in ‘Remote Computing’ and ‘Physical Security and Monitoring’ applications within the IT marketplace. In such environments, interface devices such as video monitors, keyboards, mice, digital cameras or access control terminals are located at a distance from host computers. Icron’s USB extension technology is found in factory automation, military, aerospace, security, point-of-sale, and medical equipment markets. Extended distance connections that rely on Icron’s ExtremeUSB form the vital link between USB peripheral devices and the remotely located computers.

About EMJ Embedded Systems

EMJ Embedded Systems, a division of EMJ America Inc., distributes a full line of single board computers, CompactPCI solutions, Flash solutions, PC Card disk drives, PC Card readers, PC/104 add-on cards, PC/104 peripherals, displays, software and enclosures. EMJ is a publicly traded company with revenues of $150 million and can be found on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EMJ. (T.EMJ for Internet quote servers). Visit EMJ America online at http://www.emj.com.

About Icron Technologies Corporation

Icron Technologies Corporation is a leading provider of high-performance connectivity technologies for the computer marketplace. Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology is compliant with USB Implementers Forum requirements and touches several large worldwide markets from industrial automation to multimedia production and computer networking. The company provides packaged products, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) modules, developer kits, and engineering and development services.

Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol “IT” on the TSX Venture Exchange.


For further information, please contact the following:

Icron Technologies Corporation
Suresh Singh, President & CEO
Phone: 604-638-3929
Fax: 604-638-3930
Kevin Lee, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Phone: 604-638-3924
Fax: 604-638-3930
Cavalcanti Hume Funfer Inc.
Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone: (403) 541-1225
Fax: (403) 410-7217
Linda Armstrong
Phone: (416) 868-1079
Fax: (416) 868-6198

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for statements of historical fact, all statements in this news release – including, without limitation, statements regarding production 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.