Icron partners announce Wireless USB initiative and products at CES

Las Vegas (Consumer Electronics Show) Jan 4, 2006 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB®today announced its partners’ release of their Cable Free USB initiative utilizing Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB for wireless technology.

Announcements by Freescale, Belkin and Gefen are the first commercial announcements of products based on a combination of the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology of Freescale powered by ExtremeUSB from Icron.

Freescale Release:

Freescale launches ‘Cable-Free USB’ initiative for wireless connectivity

Belkin Release:

Belkin CableFree USB Hub Enables Instant Wireless Connectivity of USB Devices

Gefen Release:

Gefen unveils USB 2.0 wireless product powered by Freescale Ultra-Wideband technology

Additional demonstrations of Cable Free USB at CES include:

Icron Booth USB Tech Zone, #70050L, Sands Convention Center

PureWireless; UWB Forum booth, Twilight Room, Flamingo Hotel

About Cable-Free USB

Cable-Free USB is powered by Freescale’s 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.

About Ultra-Wideband

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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Contact Information:

Icron Technologies Corporation  
Robert Eisses, President & CEO
Phone: 604-638-3924
Fax: 604-638-3930
The Howard Group  
David Gordon, Investor Relations for Icron
Phone: 403-221-0915
Fax: 403-237-8387