SOURCE: ZF Micro Solutions

July 11, 2006 10:00 ET

ZF Micro Solutions Signs Distribution Agreement With HY-LINE Computer Components

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2006 -- ZF Micro Solutions has entered into an agreement with HY-LINE Computer Components, one of the application-oriented specialized divisions of the HY-LINE Firmengruppe, to act as its representative and distributor for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and parts of Eastern Europe.

HY-LINE Computer Components division is a specialist in display technology, embedded computing and connectivity. Announcing the deal with ZF Micro, HY-LINE Computer Components' President, Werner Zieboll, said that the ZF Micro franchise is a valuable addition to HY-LINE's line card. "We are focusing on growing markets especially in the embedded systems arenas and ZF's PC-on-a-Chip technology has excellent synergy with several of our other franchises allowing us to provide a highly integrated system to our embedded customers."

Commenting after the signing, David Feldman, ZF Micro Solutions' President said that ZF recognized the value of HY-LINE's "solutions" approach to OEM application engineering. "Based on their successful track record I am confident that HY-LINE has the infrastructure and design-support capabilities to meet the technical and commercial needs of our rapidly expanding European customer base, and their demand creation philosophy fits perfectly with ZF European ambitions."

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. 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

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 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 (www.zfmicro.com) is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

About Hy-Line Computer Components

The HY-LINE Firmengruppe, founded in 1988, is a customer oriented business concept. HY-LINE is organized in several stand-alone sales organizations focusing on application specific segments offering state-of-the-art components and systems.

HY-LINE Computer Components Vertriebs GmbH, Inselkammerstr. 10, 82008 Unterhaching, Germany. Telephone: +49 (0)89 614503-43 Fax: +49 (0)89 614503-50 www.hy-line.de/computer

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