Icron's Latest Products Receive USB-IF Compliance.

ExtremeUSB™ Core is Icron’s first compliant product for the OEM market
February 6 2001
Vancouver, B.C.

BURNABY, B.C. – Icron Systems Inc. (CDNX: ICM) announced that it has succeeded in gaining the recognized industry approvals for the latest products that incorporate its patent-pending ExtremeUSB™ technology.

The Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum (USB-IF) is a global consortium of equipment manufacturers who administer the USB standard. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology. The Forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing. As a member of the USB-IF, Icron Systems has once again demonstrated that its extension technology represents the only distance enhancement to the USB protocol that has met the high performance standards set by the USB-IF.

At its latest Compliance Workshop, held in Milpitas, CA, Icron put its USB Ranger 410 model and its ExtremeUSB™ Core OEM version through the exhaustive testing procedures. By passing the compliance testing, both products are qualified to be added to the Integrators Listing of compliant products that is administered by the USB-IF.

Mats Gerschman, Icron’s president and CEO commented,” Icron now has a complete range of USB-IF approved products. This is very essential in order to move ahead with our strategy to market our products and technology to sophisticated OEM customers and distributors/resellers. We have world-class USB extension products, approved by the governing body of USB connectivity. This is important for future strategic relationships with major players in the USB space. Icron’s ability to deliver a technology that has earned this high level of performance and compatibility puts Icron in the top league.”

Icron Systems Inc. of Burnaby, B.C. has invented ExtremeUSB™ technology, a practical means of extending the range of USB 1.1 connections from 5 meters to over 100 meters. Icron has applied for patents covering its inventions and is integrating its technology into a series of products for computing applications. Icron is committed to working with its partners to increase the total market for USB products by enabling a broad set of new applications that utilize ExtremeUSB. Icron is a publicly traded company and trades under the symbol ICM on the Canadian Venture Exchange Inc.
Icron Contacts:
Investor Relations: Samantha Haynes investor@icron.com (604) 940-2239
Media Relations: Mats Gerschman mats.gerschman@icron.com (604) 638-3920

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