Icron Announces Industry’s First Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Extender System with a Range of 50 meters

BURNABY, B.C., August 4, 2004 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), a provider of long-range USB and DVI extension technologies announced today the first of its family of Hi-Speed USB 2.0 extenders – the USB Ranger 130 and USB Ranger 140. Through the use of its patented and compliant ExtremeUSB® technology, Icron is able to extend USB devices well beyond the normal limit of 5 meters using copper or fiber-optic media.

The new USB 2.0 Ranger 130/140 extenders represent a significant milestone in the USB market, supporting USB 2.0 peripheral devices at speeds up to 480 Mb/s over a distance of 50 meters (165 ft.). The USB 2.0 Ranger 130/140 are single port, Class A devices which connect host computer and peripherals with standard Category 5 UTP cable.

“Icron’s customers have been anticipating an extender that will support a growing number of Hi-Speed USB 2.0 peripherals including disc drives, webcams, scanners, cameras, printers and routers, said Robert Eisses, Icron’s VP, Sales and Marketing. “Our customers in the data acquisition, medical and biometric/security markets have been eagerly awaiting a high-speed, USB 2.0 extension solution.”

“With the USB 2.0 Ranger 130/140”, Mr. Eisses added, “Icron has once again positioned itself as the premier provider of long-range USB extension.”

Initial USB 2.0 products will be available in September 2004. For more information on our USB 2.0 product line, including wireless and multi-port solutions, please contact us.

About Icron Technologies Corporation

Icron Technologies Corporation creates and markets high-performance digital connectivity technologies and products for the computing and visual display markets. The company provides branded and private-label packaged products, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) modules, developer kits, and engineering and development services.

Icron’s technological innovations include its patented ExtremeUSB® technology which touches several large worldwide markets from industrial automation to medical devices, aerospace, computer networking and audio/video. ExtremeUSB allows devices to be placed up to 100m over Category 5 UTP or up to 2 km over fiber away from their host computer.

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

Contacts

For further information, please contact the following:

Icron Technologies Corporation  
Suresh Singh, President & CEO
[email protected]
Phone: 604-638-3929
Fax: 604-638-3930
Robert Eisses, VP Sales & Marketing
[email protected]
Phone: 604-638-3924
Fax: 604-638-3930

 
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.