SBS Technologies And Delphi Engineering Group Enter Partnership Agreement To Market, Sell And Manufacture Fibre Channel HBAs
SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) ("SBS") and Delphi Engineering Group ("Delphi") have announced a partnership agreement by which SBS will market, sell and manufacture Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs). The HBAs for PCI, PCI mezzanine card (PMC) and CompactPCI are based on Delphi's industry-leading real-time Fibre Channel technology. Terms of the agreement are confidential. The new Fibre Channel product line for servers, workstations, and embedded computers in real-time networking and storage area network (SAN) applications are based on Delphi's proprietary high-bandwidth, low-latency firmware and software running on industry-standard QLogic Fibre Channel controller chips. Targeted for the Communications, Military Aerospace, Medical Imaging, Industrial Automation, and Scientific end-user markets, the new Fibre Channel product line has an extensive suite of device drivers and software support for all major operating systems commonly used in those markets including VxWorks, Lynx OS, Windows NT, UNIX, and Sun platforms. A multi-platform source-level application programming interface (API) is also available for embedded and system developers wishing to create custom applications. The new Fibre Channel product line will be produced and supported out of SBS' St. Paul, Minnesota facility that specializes in high-performance, low-latency connectivity products for embedded computing. "There is excellent synergy between Fibre Channel HBAs, our connectivity product capabilities and the desires of the market. This partnership enables us to significantly broaden our offering of complementary high-speed communications solutions for our customers," said David Greig, Vice President of SBS Technologies Computer Group. "Fibre Channel network and storage technologies are critical to the future of high-performance embedded systems," said Jack Staub, President, Delphi Engineering Group. "The alliance with SBS will permit Delphi's Fibre Channel products the opportunity to become the standard for this market." SBS' embedded systems expertise combined with Delphi's industry-leading Fibre Channel technology are expected to position SBS to take advantage of significant opportunities in the growing multi-billion dollar Fibre Channel market. About SBS Technologies, Inc. SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading designer and manufacturer of open-architecture, standard bus embedded computer components that system designers can easily utilize to create a custom solution specific to the user's unique application. SBS embedded computer components are used in OEM applications such as telecommunications base stations and routers, medical imaging machines, automation and control equipment, and aerospace devices. SBS product lines include CPU boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, computer interconnection and expansion units, and complete computer systems. For news releases, product and other information, visit the SBS Web site at http://www.sbs.com. For information on SBS Technologies, Inc., Connectivity Products, contact the company at 1284 Corporate Center Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55121-1245; phone (651) 905-4700; Fax (651) 905-4701; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.sbs.com. About Delphi Engineering Group Located in Costa Mesa, California, Delphi is the leading developer of Fibre Channel technology for real-time and embedded systems. Delphi's optimized hardware, firmware, and associated software allow Fibre Channel networks to meet the needs of the most bandwidth intensive applications. Delphi's leading edge technology has been successfully integrated into numerous avionics, military, and industrial systems. This release contains forward-looking statements regarding a strategic business partnership that is subject to a number of risks and other factors that could cause the actual results of the partnership to differ materially from those suggested or implied in these forward-looking statements. Among such factors are: business and economic conditions generally, and in the markets addressed by Fibre Channel and all other SBS products; customer acceptance of and demand for Fibre Channel and all SBS products; SBS and Delphi's ability to design, test and introduce new products on a timely basis and to economically and effectively integrate their products to reach the intended market; the cyclical nature of the markets addressed by Fibre Channel and all other SBS products; and additional risk factors listed in SBS' Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 1999 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All trademarks are the property of their respective companies.