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Motorola Computer Group Announces Extensive Support for New 500 MHz Intel Pentium III Processor - Lower Power Module (LPM)

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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, PALM SPRINGS, Calif.,— February 15, 2000—Motorola Computer Group (MCG), the leading supplier of embedded computing platforms for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), today announced extensive embedded computing platform support for Intel's new 500 MHz Pentium® III processor—Low Power Module (LPM). Shipping Motorola's single-board computers—both CompactPCI® and passive backplane—with the 500 MHz Pentium® III—LPM will help provide Motorola's OEM customers with increased performance and a longer product life cycle for their voice over Internet Protocol (IP), data communication, industrial/process automation, medical diagnostic and imaging applications. MCG is part of Motorola's Integrated Electronics Systems Sector (IESS), a division of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

"We're pleased to announce this platform, because it supports our strategy to have the broadest LPM offering in the OEM embedded computing marketplace," said Steve Kulpa, director of Motorola Computer Group's Cross Industry Business Unit (CIBU). "Our goal is to provide embedded solutions to OEMs. These products will enable them to extend their current architectures by upgrading the processor and memory."

"We've worked closely with Motorola Computer Group, a member of the Intel® Applied Computing Platform Providers program to ensure that its applied computing platforms are compatible with this new Low Power Module," said Joe Jensen, general manager, Intel's Embedded Intel Architecture Division, Intel Corporation. "The new module helps to enable slim package profiles and low power consumption for the demanding environments of applied computing designs."

MCG's latest single-board computer, the CPN5360, runs at 500 MHz and supports two PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) sites, which can be used to expand the on-board I/O such as industrial fieldbus and high-end communication networks. It is built to support PMC specifications that will enable the cards to fit in most applications. This open, simple standard would allow OEMs to easily build and upgrade their customers' systems without having to redesign the processor card. The CPN5360 with the new LPM is planned for February with a US list price starting at $2,395.

Intel® Pentium® III processor—Low Power Module at 500 MHz with 256K L2 cache on die and 100 MHz PSB

This latest addition to the LPM family Incorporates Intel's 0.18 micron manufacturing process, Dual Independent Bus architecture, and the Streaming SIMD Extension instruction set. These features allow for a more visual experience for the end user and enable new applications such as real-time video encoding and speech recognition.

Intel® Applied Computing Platform Provider Program

Motorola Computer Group is a member of Intel's Applied Computing Platform Provider program. Intel Applied Computing Platform Providers is a licensed program consisting of third-party board vendors who meet Intel's strict criteria for quality assurance, manufacturing capacity, design capability, tools and support.

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Motorola Computer Group (MCG), headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., is the leading supplier of embedded computing platforms to OEMs for use in telecommunications, imaging and industrial automation applications worldwide. MCG provides best-in-class solutions by combining its advanced design engineering capability with responsive, world-class manufacturing operations. Additional information about MCG is available on the World Wide Web at

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