MORGAN HILL, California (03/25/03) —- American Predator Corporation (APC) today released the preliminary evaluations of the Phoenix EBC™ Industrial Controller. This new design is based on the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor and the Intel® 845GE/GV chipset, offering maximum processing power and cutting edge industrial features. The compact EBC form factor (5.7″ x 8.0″) fits into tight and narrow spaces of embedded applications, offering design flexibility. (Note: Size compatible with EBX Form Factor Mounting Holes)

The Phoenix EBC boasts an impressive list of features, which includes: four high-speed USB 2.0 ports, MicroDIMM slot supporting up to 1GB of 266/333 DDR, 40-pin and 44-pin connectors for IDE devices, Three RS232 serial ports, One parallel port, floppy controller, PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors. The Phoenix EBC also employs industrial tools including POST code display for self-diagnostics, and CPU temperature and voltage monitoring.

The Phoenix EBC is custom-designed to meet a diverse range of embedded computing requirements across a wide spectrum of device categories, including medical, networking, security, and factory automation, serving vertical market segments ranging from the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries to printing, test and measurement, textile manufacturing and industrial robotics.

“American Predator’s Phoenix line opens the horizons to a full family of innovative, Intel® Pentium® 4 processor based form factors, providing our exclusive clients with not only the latest microprocessor technologies, but the ability to have a one stop shop for all Intel® PC-based embedded controllers,” said Ed Trevis, President and CEO of American Predator.

“Our customers can count on our commitment to the highest level of quality, consistency, focus, longevity and reliability that we have been perfecting throughout the fifteen year history of our company. This dedication to excellence is what sets American Predator apart from the competition. The current state of the industrial market requires our customers to group with reliable suppliers to meet timely production obligations. Choosing American Predator is the first step to achieving design wins while maintaining that critical time-to-market.”

American Predator’s experience in X86 design and manufacturing empowers customers with the latest and greatest technologies available, equipping their product with the innovation and competitiveness needed for the existing economic conditions.

About The Phoenix Line

American Predator’s Phoenix line is a full family of innovative, Intel® Pentium® 4 based form factors, providing the latest microprocessor technologies, and a one stop shop for all Intel® PC-based embedded controllers. The current state of the industrial market requires OEMs to group with reliable suppliers to meet timely production obligations. The Phoenix family of Industrial Controllers offers a powerful, flexible, and reliable platform, which is the first step to achieving design wins while maintaining that critical time-to-market.

Engineered For Success

American Predator’s internal product testing procedures are among the industry’s most stringent, and the company’s engineering and technical support capabilities are unmatched. In addition, American Predator will customize any product for the specific requirements of its customers. American Predator products are specifically engineered to operate under diverse environmental ranges. APC guarantees product longevity of five to eight years of production life cycle for all designs.

For more information, or to request an evaluation kit, contact our Sales Department toll free at 888-776-7896 or sales@corvalent.com.

American Predator Corporation

Founded in 1993, American Predator Corporation is a pioneer in the design and manufacturing of long-life motherboards and systems for industrial applications. American Predator offers designs based on the latest Intel® microprocessors in a full line of form factors. All products carry a five (5) to eight year (8) production guarantee reducing customer redesign and recertification costs increasing their profitability. For more information on American Predator Corporation please visit www.corvalent.com.

American Predator Corporation is an Affiliate Member of the Intel Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Intel has been providing silicon with life-cycle management to the embedded market for 30 years. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/ica.