Portwell Expands Its COM Express Portfolio to Include Intel Core i7 CPU and QM57 Chipset

New PCOM-B216VG-VI Type 6 COM Express Module Boosts Performance

FREMONT, CALIF.—April 13, 2010-- American Portwell Technology, Inc., (www.portwell.com) a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, announces PCOM-B216VG-VI, a new COM Express module in a portfolio of Type VI COM Express Basic (small footprint) modules. The Type VI COM Express Basic is becoming a new standard in 2010. At a mere 125mm x 95mm (4.92˝ x 3.74˝), the compact PCOM-B216VG-VI is based on the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and the Mobile Intel® QM57 Express chipset. This dual-core platform supports error-correcting code (ECC) memory, and Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) 6.0 and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for effective remote management and enhanced security. It also features two SO-DIMM (non-ECC) sockets to support DDR3 SDRAM 800/1066MT/s up to 8GB; one Gigabit Ethernet; expansion (via the COM Express carrier board) of one PCI-Express x16 lane, which can be configured to two x8 lanes; one DVI-D, one HDMI and one Display Port (DP) interfaces, seven PCI-E x1, LPC interface and high definition audio interface; and a PCOM-C211 Developer COM Express Type VI carrier board.

Higher performance combined with low power consumption makes Portwell's PCOM-B216VG-VI the ideal solution for various applications such as retail automation, medical equipment, healthcare automation, industrial process control, portable devices, gaming machines, VoIP, COTS military and digital signage.

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Maximizes CPU and Graphic Performance

Embedded with Intel® Turbo Boost technology - which automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the basic operating frequency, Portwell's new PCOM-B216VG-VI delivers greater CPU and graphics performance with improved power efficiency to fulfill the demanding requirements of customers.

Low Power with Superior Performance

PCOM-B216VG-VI addresses the market's performance and power consumption concerns because it supports Intel® Intelligent Power Sharing Technology. This balances the load of TDP (Thermal Design Power) and temperature between the CPU and the graphics engine by enforcing power clamps to non-turbo levels.

Portwell's new PCOM-B216VG-VI not only helps enhance the performance of customer's systems, but also minimizes current and future design risks, and saves development time and costs of the baseboard at its initial phase of development. It also simplifies the future upgrade path and features built-in scalability to increase the customer's application lifecycle.

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About American Portwell Technology

About American Portwell Technology American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Embedded Computing market and an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is both an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey, and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email info@portwell.com or visit us at www.portwell.com.