SBS Technologies, Inc. Processor Board Powers Human Genome Project DNA Analyzer

Breakthrough ATX Board Used in Gene Sequencing System

SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) announced today that an SBS PowerPC ATX motherboard is the compute engine embedded in the Applied Biosystems ABI PRISM® 3700 DNA Analyzer used in the revolutionary work to sequence the human genome by the National Institutes of Health''s National Human Genome Research Institute. In White House ceremonies on June 26, President Clinton congratulated Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health''s National Human Genome Research Institute and J. Craig Venter President and Chief Scientific Officer, Celera Genomics, for their respective efforts mapping the 3.12 billion pairs of the human genome. "It will revolutionize the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of most, if not all, human diseases," stated President Clinton. When designing the 3700 DNA Analyzer, Applied Biosystems searched for a company to design a custom compute engine to run the analyzer. "SBS was willing to spin a custom PowerPC motherboard to meet our exact I/O needs and their software engineers provided many insights into a myriad of VxWorks issues," stated Kevin Hennessy, New Instrumentation project leader, Applied Biosystems. "SBS helped us get the 3700 to market rapidly, and continues to support our on-going production requirements," added Hennessy. "We've always known Applied Biosystems' significance in the genome mapping effort, but to sit back and realize that SBS provides the computer engine for this human achievement is awesome," states Bret Farnum, a general manager of the Communications Group, SBS Technologies, Inc. "It's fun for our employees to know that