Icron and StarTech.com Partner in Worldwide Markets

Leading marketer adds products incorporating Icron’s ExtremeUSB® technology to its line-up

Vancouver, British Columbia, November 18, 2003 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX.V:IT) today announced that StarTech.com, Ltd., of Groveport, Ohio will be utilizing Icron’s ExtremeUSB® technology in a new line of USB extender products called “USBthere” that it will be offering through its worldwide distribution channels.

StarTech.com Ltd. is the computer professional’s source for hard-to-find computer parts, manufacturing a complete selection of computer parts that are in demand by today’s computer professionals. Startech.com’s products are available through leading wholesale distributors such as Ingram Micro, D&H and EMJ and through leading resellers such as CDW, Insight and others.

USB extension products under the StarTech.com brand name ‘USBthere’ that incorporate Icron’s ExtremeUSB technology have been launched on StarTech.com’s website – http://www.startech.com and are featured in the new “USB Extenders” page on the site. The new USBthere series has models that will extend up to 100 meters over standard Category 5 copper cables and up to 2 kilometers over multimode fiber cables.

Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB technology breaks the 5-meter distance limit imposed by the USB standard specification – thus turning USB into an important tool for computer-to-device connectivity in many industrial and business environments.

Icron’s Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Kevin Lee stated: “This partnership presents Icron’s unique products to Startech.com’s excellent distribution channel. Startech.com is a dynamic company with a great presence within the best distributors and resellers in the market. We are delighted to work with this respected company and its brand to deliver the value of ExtremeUSB technology.”

USB extension products are typically being used in ‘Remote Computing’ and ‘Physical Security’ segments of the IT marketplace. In these environments, interface devices such as video monitors, keyboards, mice, digital cameras or access control terminals are located at a distance from host computers or servers. Extended distance USB connections that rely on StarTech.com’s products with Icron’s ExtremeUSB technology, form the vital link between these peripheral devices and the remotely located computers.

About StarTech.com

StarTech.com offers the industry’s most comprehensive selection of computer parts from an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer, and specializes in the hard-to-find parts that computer professionals need, but that are often difficult to source. All StarTech.com products meet or exceed industry standards and are thoroughly tested to guarantee reliability. StarTech.com has multi-warehouse fulfilment capabilities and an international network of distributors.

For further information, e-mail sales@startech.com or call 1-800-265-1844.

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.