SBS Technologies Launches PCI Express-to-AdvancedMC Expansion System

<b><i>The PCIE-AMC-7S offers an easy way to connect multiple AdvancedMC™ modules to a standard</i></b>

  • Seven AdvancedMC slots
  • PCI Express x8 interface over cable
  • Plug and play–no software drivers to load or support
  • Supports Hot Swap capability
  • Chicago, IL (June 7, 2005) ─ Today at SuperComm® 2005, SBS Technologies® (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leading provider of one of the broadest lines of data and communication products in the embedded industry, announced its first PCIE-AMC-7S PCI Express-to-AdvancedMC expansion system, offering system designers an uncomplicated way to test or add multiple AdvancedMC modules to a standard PCI Express-based host computer. The PCIE-AMC-7S expansion system is compliant with AMC.0 and AMC.1, Revision 1. The PCIE-AMC-7S' PCI Express host card extends the PCI Express interface to an external cable connection. Brought over the cable to the expansion chassis, the PCI Express interface connects to a PCI Express backplane controller for the PCI Express system. The backplane controller slot sustains an 8-port PCI Express switch that supports the seven AdvancedMC slots. "SBS has a long history of delivering quality, reliable expansion products. We leveraged that expertise to create this high-throughput expansion system that lets system designers add more AdvancedMC-based I/O capability, or test engineers to test up to 7 AdvancedMCs without taking down the system to change cards," said Bill Molyneux, Vice President and General Manager of SBS General Purpose I/O Products. "Engineers can count on SBS for AdvancedMC products that meet their most demanding customers' requirements." The PCIE-AMC-7S expansion system consists of an x8 PCI Express host card, a 7-slot AdvancedMC chassis with backplane controller and cabling to connect the host card and controller. The backplane supports five x4 PCI Express/AdvancedMC slots and two x2 PCI Express/AdvancedMC slots configured in a flexible mix of half height and full height, single wide AdvancedMC slots. Price and Availability: Available for order now, OEM pricing for the PCIE-AMC-7S is US$1995. # # # About SBS Technologies® SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) founded in 1986, designs and builds a wide range of standard and customized embedded computer products. Our products include processor boards, input/output modules, networking devices, and complete computer systems. Our products are used in many industries, including telecommunications, medical electronics, industrial automation and defense. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales and support offices in six countries. More information on SBS is available at Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. This new product announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning SBS Technologies, Inc.’s product strategy, technology capability, competitive leadership, including product breadth, and product capabilities. These statements reflect the perspectives and expectations of SBS management as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risk factors, including sales and product strategy within SBS; research and development successes in developing AdvancedMC products; allocation of research and development efforts within SBS; the impact of rapid technological and market change; and other risk factors listed from time to time in the SBS SEC reports, including those listed under "Risk Factors" in the SBS Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports. Sales Contact 505.875.0600 Media Contact Herb Bethoney SBS Technologies, Inc. 505.875.0600 European Contact Anthony O'Sullivan +49 8215034-171