Icron introduces next generation USB 2.0 extension solutions

BURNABY, B.C. April 15, 2008- Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB, and the world leader in high performance USB 1.1 and 2.0 bridging solutions, announced today the release of the USB 2.0 Ranger 2101 and USB 2.0 Ranger 2104 Cat 5e extenders, which offer significantly lower cost and improved distance over previous USB 2.0 extension solutions.

“First in a series of solutions focused on lower cost flexible USB 2.0 over any media connectivity”

“Our customers are connecting USB enabled devices in more challenging and unique applications which demand higher performance and flexibility from our ExtremeUSB technology.” stated Robert Eisses, President and CEO of Icron Technologies. “We are committed to enhancing the technology to increase the implementation options to be able to dramatically expand the market for ExtremeUSB technology. Ranger 2101 and Ranger 2104 are the initial products in a new series of solutions from Icron that include other cost down products and ultimately a family of single chip ExtremeUSB devices, ideal for embedding into a variety of applications.”

Over the past 18 months the company has focused its Research and Development initiatives on evolving its core ExtremeUSB technology to be more flexible and cost effective to encourage quick adoption into larger markets. With over 2 Billion USB ports shipped to date and increasing penetration in the consumer electronics (CE) space, there is a growing demand from customers to move USB beyond the desktop and provide flexible bridging solutions for USB 2.0 devices. Ranger 2101 and Ranger 2104 are the first products to be introduced in Icron’s next generation USB 2.0 bridging product line that will include finished product solutions, embedded modules, chipsets and IP Cores enabling end users, OEM’s and ODM’s to implement USB 2.0 bridging and extension solutions powered by ExtremeUSB technology.

ExtremeUSB transparently bridges USB over a variety of media, from Cat-5 and fibre optics to current and future wireless media, power line communications and coax platforms. When combined with video, ExtremeUSB provides the ideal plug and play solution for remote desktop and KVM applications in a variety of markets including industrial, commercial, and medical. In the growing Digital Home market, ExtremeUSB enables a cost-effective, plug and play solution for home users to extend the full PC desktop, not just selected media, to any TV in the home, without installing another PC by the TV.

The launch of the Ranger 2101 and Ranger 2104 is a significant step in Icron’s strategy to provide low cost, high performance solutions to the market. The Ranger 2101 provides a single USB 2.0 remote port at 100m over CAT5 cables, resulting in a 100% increase in distance over previous solutions, at 45% of the cost. The Ranger 2104 offers the same performance and integrates a USB hub to provide four remote USB 2.0 ports.

Ranger 2101 and Ranger 2104 are available for sale at a MRSP of $349.00 and $389.00 USD, respectively.

About Icron Technologies Corp www.icron.com
Icron Technologies Corporation’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology seamlessly bridges USB 2.0 over a variety of media enabling USB extension, wireless USB over any RF technology, power line or Coaxial cable.. 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, computer networking or home connectivity. ExtremeUSB technology is available in a variety of formats including technology licenses, OEM modules, developer kits, as well as branded and private-label products.

Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol “IT” on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information on the company and its products, please visit www.icron.com.

Contact Information

Icron Media Contact
Brigitta Shore Phone: +1 604-729-9479
[email protected]

About Icron Technologies Corp www.icron.com

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.

Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol “IT” on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information on the company and its products, please visit www.icron.com.

Contact Information

Icron Media Contact  
Brigitta Shore
[email protected]
Phone: +1 604-729-9479

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.