Vancouver, British Columbia, September 10, 2003 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX.V:IT) today announced it has completed a major shipment of its products to a US-based defence contractor.
Icron’s sale of its USB Ranger 422 products, totalling over $70,000, was handled by Connectronics, one of Icron’s key US distribution partners. Icron is not naming the customer because of the sensitive and competitive nature of the market segment. The Icron USB Ranger 422 uses a fiber-optic link as it extends a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection to a distance of up to 2 kilometers between host computer and peripheral devices.
The USB Ranger 422 and other Icron products are gaining success in military computing markets. Icron’s use of a fiber-optic link provides a secure, cost-effective physical connection that resists electromagnetic interference (EMI) while preserving the USB signal protocol over very long distances – benefits that are especially important in ‘hardened’ environments.
“Icron’s fiber-optic based USB extension products are uniquely positioned to satisfy the connectivity needs of this market segment,” stated Kevin Lee, Icron’s Vice-President, Sales and Marketing. “We plan to grow our list of customers in this category over the coming months,” he continued.
Rob Timm, President of Connectronics said, “We are delighted to build on our relationship with Icron with this order. Icron’s product line plays an important role in our business of supplying the connectivity needs of our demanding customers worldwide. Icron’s products are innovative and are performing strongly for us.”
Connectronics is a distributor of wireless and connectivity products selling to value added resellers and system integrators since 1982. The company’s factory certified technical sales staff provides assistance in the design and development of wireless backhaul, last mile and Hot Spot connectivity solutions. Connectronics’ experienced sales staff provides knowledgeable and timely pre-sales and post-sales support. Connectronics may be reached by phone at 319-366-4971 or by email at [email protected].
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|
|Kevin Lee, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
|Cavalcanti Hume Funfer Inc.|
|Cathy Hume, CEO
|Phone: (403) 541-1225
Fax: (403) 410-7217
|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.