SBS Technologies, Inc. Announces Palomar II™, A PPMC Module-Hosting PPC 750 Processor Targeted At The Telecommunications Market

SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) today announced the vailability of Palomar II&8482;, a PowerPC processor module targeted at the growing telecommunications market. Palomar II is a Processor PMC (PPMC) module that hosts a high performance PowerPC 750 processor. Coupled with real-time operating systems like VxWorks©, Palomar II brings the processing power and memory of a 6U card to the PMC form-factor. "Many telecom and datacom customers are designing PMC sites on their baseboards and Palomar II is an easily upgradeable processor engine which allows our customers to improve total system performance as newer, faster processors become available without changing their system architecture. Customers are modularizing system designs and moving processors onto PPMC modules, leaving the baseboard, or host board, for their value added I/O or ASICs. The Palomar II allows a customer to upgrade system performance easily and cost effectively," said Bret Farnum, General Manager of SBS Technologies' Embedded PPC Products operation. Palomar II, based on the latest PowerPC 750 processor, offers lower core voltages, keeping the Palomar II within standard PMC power and dimension standards. The Palomar II provides additional features that meet the growing demands of the telecommunications market and satisfies the requirements of VITA32, the Processor PMC specification. SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) is a leading manufacturer of embedded computer components and systems used in a variety of applications, such as telecommunications, medical imaging, industrial control, and flight instrumentation, in the commercial and aerospace markets. The company markets its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and large commercial and defense end-users through a worldwide direct sales force, global channels, and an extensive service and support network. Additional information about SBS Technologies and its products is available through the company's web site at Statements in this press release regarding SBS Technologies, Inc. and its business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements," including statements regarding the market potential of our business and expectations of future orders, that involve risks and uncertainties. For information about risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those discussed in the forward-looking statements, please refer to SBS Technologies' filings with the SEC, including SBS' Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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