Kontron AG books major EUR 15 million order in Russia

Kontron will supply complex embedded computer systems as part of the overall project to establish new central distribution centers for Russia's entire energy system.

Eching, Germany, July 17, 2008 - Kontron AG, one of the world's leading manufacturers of embedded computer systems, is further expanding its promising emerging markets business. The company has received a major order in Russia worth EUR 15 million. As a partner of Siemens AG - the related agreements have just been signed - Kontron will supply complex embedded computer systems as part of the overall project to establish new central distribution centers for Russia's entire energy system. The Russian state is the customer of the overall project. The aim is to make the first deliveries as early as the third quarter of 2008, while the installation phase is scheduled for completion by 2011. Kontron will also continue to be engaged in the project for several further years as a result of maintenance agreements.

Along with applications in telecommunications, medical technology, and the infotainment sector, the energy sector is one of Kontron AG's strongest growing vertical markets. Last year the company already generated 14 percent of total revenue of EUR 446.5 million in this promising area.

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About Kontron

Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and communications solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron's diverse product portfolio includes: boards and mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs and displays, systems, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance. The company is a recent three-time VDC Platinum vendor for Embedded Computer Boards. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com.

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