SBS Technologies, Inc. Partners with Trillium to Provide OEM SS7 Solutions

SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leader in high-performance OEM telecommunications platforms and wide area networking (WAN) subsystems, today announced that it is partnering with Trillium Digital Systems, Inc., an Intel company and leading provider of communications software solutions for the converged network infrastructure, to offer mutual OEM customers integrated hardware/software system solutions for SS7 applications. "By partnering with Trillium, SBS will be able to offer enhanced value-add to its OEM customers, including faster time-to-market and expanded software protocol offerings such as SS7 and ATM," comments Robbie Dhillon, Executive Vice President of Technology and Business Development, SBS Communications Group. "We plan to continue building and strengthening our family of high-performance telecom products by developing strategic partnerships such as this one with Trillium." "The Trillium Partner Program offers an ideal opportunity for SBS and Trillium to complement each other's strengths and provide more complete networking system solutions to meet the constantly evolving networking requirements of our mutual OEM customers," said Rich Cahalan, President and COO of Trillium Digital Systems, Inc. "We are pleased to have partners such as SBS with whom we can jointly offer the market integrated hardware/software system solutions." This partnership will allow communications equipment manufacturers to benefit from accelerated time-to-market and reduced development costs/risks. Targeting high-density voice and data gateway applications, SBS' SS7 solutions will be deployed by a variety of leading networking OEMs to facilitate the convergence of the existing TDM infrastructure with the packet based voice and data network. As a major player in the telecommunications marketplace, SBS Communications Group provides OEM customers with mission critical OEM platforms and a rich mix of WAN interfaces supporting 56k to ATM-OC3 as well as a comprehensive suite of enabling communications software protocols. Many of SBS' WAN I/O products offer protocol support for Frame Relay, PPP, and HDLC. This new business alliance will complement SBS' product offerings with SS7 software solutions from Trillium. This partnership demonstrates SBS' commitment to enabling SBS' OEM customers to implement SS7 technologies in ways that effectively address the high-density and high-availability requirements of mission-critical networks. About Trillium Digital Systems, Inc.
Trillium Digital Systems, Inc. is an Intel company headquartered in Los Angeles, California and is a leading provider of communications software solutions for the converged network infrastructure. Trillium''s source code solutions are used in more than 500 projects by industry-leading suppliers of wireless, Internet, broadband and telephony products. Trillium''s high-performance, high-availability software and services reduce time, risk and cost of implementing SS7, IP, ATM, Wireless and other standards-based communications protocols. Trillium, an ISO 9001-certified software company, is the Networking Software Division of Intel's Network Processing Group which focuses on the Intel® Internet Exchange™ Architecture (IXA). Additional information is available at About SBS Technologies, Inc.
SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading designer and manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components for CompactPCI, VME, embedded PC and custom standalone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) boards, WAN I/O modules, industrial I/O modules, avionics modules and analyzers, bus interconnection products, expansion units, real-time networks, telemetry boards, data acquisition software, and industrial-grade computers. SBS embedded computer components are used in a variety of applications, such as telecommunications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation. 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 Trillium and all other SBS products; customer acceptance of and demand for Trillium's and all SBS products; SBS' and Trillium'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 Trillium and all other SBS products; and additional risk factors listed in SBS' Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2000 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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