SOURCE: ZF Micro Solutions

January 04, 2007 09:00 ET

W. Wade Wyatt Joins 486 PC-on-a-Chip Manufacturer ZF Micro Solutions as U.S. National Sales Manager

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 4, 2007 -- ZF MicroSystems, Inc. today announced that Wade Wyatt has joined the company as its National Sales Manager for the United States. Wyatt is a senior sales, marketing and operations professional with over 25 years of experience in semiconductors, board, software, & system level products. He comes to ZF with embedded market experience gained at Swissbit, Solectron/SMART Modular Technologies, Ampro Computers, and Motorola Computer Group/FORCE Computers.

"As ZF Micro Solutions focuses on expanding its presence in the embedded computer market, Wade brings the valuable skills to our management team that we need to support our market growth objectives," said ZF Micro Solutions' CEO and founder, David Feldman. "With the recent re-introduction of the ZFx86 PC-on-a-Chip, Wade's expertise and organizational skills will allow us to accomplish our expansion goals smoothly."

Wyatt will be responsible for establishing a network of Manufacturer's Representatives throughout the USA and managing U.S. sales efforts.

About the ZFx86: The ZFx86 is an x86 System-on-a-Chip incorporating 486 motherboard functionality in a single device. It runs a wide variety of operating systems including DOS, Linux, Windows 95/98/NT/CE and most Real-Time systems. It comes bundled with the ZF Embedded BIOS based on a Phoenix Technologies kernel so OEMs do not have to pay BIOS license fees or incur expensive and time-consuming BIOS ports. At less than 1Watt it is the lowest power x86 embedded controller on the market. The patented ZF FailSafe System makes it the only X86 System-on-a-Chip that boots autonomously on power-up and can operate even if all system software has been destroyed or corrupted. FailSafe also allows upgrades over the Internet and eliminates the risk of irrecoverable crashes. It is the perfect End-Of-Life Replacement for 186, 386 or 486 products other manufacturers have recently discontinued, eliminating the need to re-write or re-validate code that is debugged and functional.

About ZF Micro Solutions, Inc.: ZF is a privately held company founded by David Feldman, the creator of the PC/104 IEEE standard and the 51/4 inch form factor embedded Single Board Computer. Feldman pioneered FailSafe systems in 1995 when he founded ZF. The company reduced small form factor boards to a single chip combining x86 PC functionality with ZF's patented fail-safe technology. ZF Micro Solutions ( is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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