ICRON strengthens patent portfolio for Wireless USB program

BURNABY, B.C., March 22, 2005 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB® announced that it is strengthening its patent portfolio with additional filings on developments for its Wireless USB program.

The latest filing, titled “Method and apparatus for improving the performance of USB mass storage devices in the presence of long transmission delays”, builds upon earlier patents covering USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 range extension.

“Implementation of this new patent application provides the wireless user with performance comparable to a wired system. It is applicable to many types of storage device, such as flash drives, DVD/CD drives and external hard drives. The method can be used to accelerate the performance of wireless USB over any radio platform, but is particularly useful at the high data rates generated by Ultra Wideband (UWB) radios,” commented John McLeod, VP Engineering at Icron.

As Icron continues to pursue our business strategy for 2005, this patent reinforces the company’s position as the leading provider of technology that extends the range of applications that can be served by USB solutions and enhances our patent portfolio”.
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. 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 TSX 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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