Corvalent Corporation Opens Research And Development Center, Austin, Texas Region

MORGAN HILL, California (10/13/2008) —- Corvalent Corporation today announced that Mark Bartholomew joined the company as Director of Engineering. Mr. Bartholomew had previously held Engineering and Project Management positions in the research and development of rugged computing, industrial, mechanical and electrical designs.

“Our company is excited in having Mark Bartholomew join Corvalent as Director of Engineering as he brings a wealth of engineering management experience and a broad knowledge of local resources in the Austin, Texas area”, said Ed Trevis, President and CEO of Corvalent Corporation.

“I am excited to join the Corvalent team. I firmly believe in the Corvalent values of longevity, consistency, and flexibility in delivering high quality computer systems to our customers. I am looking forward to continuing the Corvalent tradition of providing our customers with a high level of technical innovation by taking advantage of the terrific resources available to us in the Austin area”, said Mark Bartholomew, Director of Engineering of Corvalent Corporation.

Additionally Corvalent announced they have opened a sales, research and development facility in Cedar Park, Texas area to broaden the design activities as well as take an advantage of the enormous technical labor pool provided by the region and its major employers like DELL Computers and AMD.

About Mark Bartholomew

Mr. Bartholomew joined Corvalent Corporation in October of 2008 as Director of Engineering. Mr. Bartholomew brings more than 30 years of technical, leadership, and management experience in the electronics industry to Corvalent. Mark’s technical strengths are in electronic system design, and leading cross disciplinary teams of electrical, software and mechanical engineers, and industrial design technologists. Most recently, Mark was Engineering Manager at MCC Computer Company where he was leading the development of a new generation of mobile rugged tablet computers. Prior to MCC, Mark was Engineering Manager for the electrical engineering group and a Project Manager at M3 Design in Round Rock, Texas where he led new product development projects for a wide variety of client customers. Mark joined M3 after working at WalkAbout Computers in Florida where he was the VP of Engineering. While at WalkAbout, Mark led the design of rugged tablet computers including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and software engineering. Mark has also held engineering and senior technical leadership and roles for well known product companies such as Brocade Communications, Adept Technology, SGI, Digital Equipment Corporation, and National Semiconductor Corporation.

Mark earned his BSEE degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

About Corvalent

Founded in 1993, Corvalent is the only embedded computing design and manufacturing provider to deliver long-life products, long-term cost savings and lasting relationships with customers, partners and employees. Corvalent is the only provider to deliver ten year product longevity.  Corvalent’s x86 platform has a proven track record of providing robust Intel-based solutions for industrial applications, including oil and gas, industrial automation, defense/military, automotive, mobile/rugged, security and surveillance, and medical applications.  As a single source delivering industrial design through full-scale manufacturing, Corvalent offers flexibility and growth through turnkey solutions, including rack mounted systems, mobile/handheld devices, embedded motherboards, embedded systems, and industrial display systems.