SOURCE: ZF Micro Solutions

January 28, 2008 12:07 ET

ZF Micro Signs Agreement With Chip 1 Exchange to Distribute ZFx86 PC-on-a-Chip

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - ZF Micro Solutions has entered into an agreement with Chip 1 Exchange USA, Inc. to act as its representative and distributor worldwide.

Announcing the deal with ZF Micro, Peter Krauss, President of Chip 1 Exchange USA, said, "Chip 1 is extremely pleased to be distributing the ZFx86 single chip PC. The ZFx86 technology is amazing, offering solution designers a fully integrated 1-watt PC-on-a-chip, without sacrificing x86 compatibility, flexibility and reliability. OEMs needing a cost-effective alternative to multi-chip embedded PC solutions will be impressed with the speed with which they can bring a new design to production. The product line fits well into our portfolio of products and provides synergies with many of our customers. We are excited to utilize our worldwide resources to bring ZF products to new and existing customers."

Commenting after the signing, David Feldman, ZF Micro Solutions' President, said, "ZF recognizes the value of Chip 1's "can-do" attitude and willingness to go the extra mile in providing a full-service approach to materials procurement." Feldman added, "Based on their successful track record of supporting OEM and EMS customers on a worldwide basis I am confident that Chip 1 has the infrastructure and materials management expertise to meet the technical and commercial needs of our customer base."

About ZFx86 PC-on-a-Chip

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 natively and is bundled with the ZF Embedded BIOS so OEMs do not have to pay BIOS license fees or incur expensive and time-consuming BIOS ports. At less than 1W it is the lowest power x86 embedded controller available. 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. It is the ideal End-Of-Life Replacement for 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

ZF Micro Solutions is a privately held company founded by David Feldman, the creator of the PC/104 IEEE standard and the 5 1/4 inch EBX form factor embedded Single Board Computer. ZF Micro Solutions is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

About Chip 1 Exchange

Chip 1 Exchange is a stocking distributor for electronic components founded in 2001. We are the reciprocal link between OEMs, contract manufacturing companies and worldwide distributors of components. Chip 1 is ISO 9001:2000 certified for its quality management systems and is ESD Compliant with offices in Germany, Dubai, Shenzhen, China, Hong Kong, and the USA.

Chip 1 Exchange USA, Inc., 65 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656, Tel.: +1 949 330 6610; Fax: +1 949 330 6611;

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