Advantech Announces its Embedded Board Series Featuring the New Intel® Core™ i7 Processor

Irvine, California, January 7, 2010Advantech, a leading provider of embedded platforms and integration services, announces today its new series of embedded boards based on the new Intel® Core™ i7 processor. Intel Core i7 processor-based platforms by Advantech range from Computer-On-Modules and Single Board Computers to Industrial Motherboards. These high-end platforms provide targeted performance for multi-tasking and high-quality digital media solutions. They serve a wide range of applications within the telecom, factory automation, military, medical and casino gaming industries.

"The Intel Core i7 Processor provides outstanding performance that meets the requirements of the market segments Advantech serves," said Franz Wei, vice president of Advantech. "We have taken advantage of such technology to furnish a series of products that can meet multiple requirements such as fanless or compact systems. We have confidence that the new Intel Core i7 processor-based series of Advantech products will stand out from the crowd."

Utilizing the Intel Core i7 processor and Intel® QM57 Express chipset-based platform, Advantech developed its new series of embedded platforms in various form factors including Computer-On-Modules and Industrial Motherboards. Advantech’s COM-Express SOM-5788, with its rich graphical interface and powerful performance, is the most suitable solution for graphic intensive and dual-display applications. Advantech is also introducing its new Industrial Motherboard, the AIMB-270. It merges top performance with significant power savings within the Mini-ITX motherboard class.

“With faster, intelligent multi-core technology that dynamically applies processing power where it’s needed most, Intel Core i7 processors deliver an incredible breakthrough in system performance and performance-per-watt,” said Ryan Parker, director of marketing, Intel Embedded and Communications Group.

Advantech is also releasing four other industrial motherboard products based on Intel’s Core i7 processor. These include: Advantech’s Mini-ITX motherboard AIMB-280, MicroATX motherboard AIMB-580, ATX motherboard AIMB-780, and the PICMG 1.3 SBC PCE-5125. All of these products provide superb all-round performance, expandability, and versatility for a wide range of applications.

Advantech provides the most comprehensive range of embedded boards and multi OS support, including Windows 7, XPe, and Linux. Plus, Advantech’s intelligent software APIs (SUSI) are bundled with Advantech boards to facilitate application development. To find out about the new product range and Advantech’s innovative embedded services, please visit Advantech’s website at www.advantech.com, email us at: ECGInfo@advantech.com, or call toll free: 1-800-866-6008.

Advantech Co., Ltd. (TAIEX: 2395) –Founded in 1983, Advantech delivers visionary and trustworthy industrial computing solutions that empower businesses. We cooperate closely with solution partners to provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications in diverse industries, offering products and solutions in three business categories: Embedded ePlatform, eServices & Applied Computing, and Industrial Automation groups. With more than 3,400 dedicated employees, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 18 countries and 39 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Advantech is a Premier Member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, a community of embedded developers and solution providers. (Corporate Website: www.advantech.com )

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Advantech is a Premier Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of embedded and communications developers and solution providers.