MORGAN HILL, California (10/23/06) —- American Predator Corporation today announced the release of the Phoenix MicroATX Express, a long-life industrial motherboard with dual-core processor technology and PCI Express. Powered by the Intel Pentium D processor and the Intel 945G Express chipset, the Phoenix MicroATX Express was designed specifically for performance intensive industrial applications such as Medical Devices, Security Systems, Imaging, Industrial Automation, and Manufacturing.

Dual-core processing is the latest innovation in microprocessor technology. With two execution cores packaged into one processor, dual-core processing allows for simultaneous computing, delivering higher throughput.

PCI Express is the new I/O interconnect bus standard capable of high bandwidth transfers up to 4 GB/s. The featured PCI Express x16 dedicated graphics slot supports the latest high-performance graphics cards, delivering over 3.5 times traditional AGP 8X. This feature is ideal for graphic intensive embedded computing applications. The featured PCI Express x4 is capable of transferring 2 GB/s, up to 3.5 times faster than standard PCI architecture.

The Phoenix MicroATX Express supports four (4) Serial ATA connectors (150MB/s) for high-speed hard disk drives, eight (8) USB 2.0 ports, one (1) or two (2) PCI Express-based 10/100/1000 ethernet ports, Intel?High Definition Audio, and onboard Intel?Graphics Media Accelerator.

Standard features include two (2) 32-bit PCI slots for legacy devices, two (2) PATA/100 EIDE connectors, two (2) RS232 serial ports (factory configurable to RS422/RS485), one (1) parallel port, one (1) PS/2 mouse/keyboard connector and a floppy controller.

“The Phoenix MicroATX Express is a good fit for both legacy-oriented customers who wish to increase the performance of their systems, and in new designs where leading-edge performance is needed,” said Jim Hixson, Regional Sales Manager.

The Phoenix MicroATX Express continues American Predator’s commitment to providing long-life solutions and materials management. Like all American Predator products, the Phoenix MicroATX Express carries a written five (5) to eight (8) year product availability guarantee. This reduces the costs associated with product redesigns and recertifications that are triggered by obsolescence, a common occurrence when using commercial-grade motherboards.

Evaluation units of the Phoenix MicroATX Express are now available. Please contact [email protected] or call 512-456-2400 or TOLL FREE 888-776-7896 for more information.

About The Phoenix Line

American Predator’s Phoenix line is a full family of innovative, form factors based on the Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel® Pentium® 4 with HT, or Intel® Pentium® D processor providing the latest in microprocessor technology. The Phoenix family of Industrial Controllers offers a powerful, flexible, and reliable platform, which is the first step to achieving design wins and improving time-to-market.

About 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® processors in a full line of form factors. All products carry a five (5) to eight (8) year production guarantee, which reduces redesign and recertification costs and increases profitability.

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.