SDL Communications Becomes Key Partner in Motorola Computer Group's Embedded Connections Partner Program

SDL Communications, the global leader in high performance wide area networking (WAN) interfaces, is pleased to announce that it has become a partner in the Motorola Computer Group (MCG) Embedded Connections Partner Program. Developed for key partners who provide solutions that are compatible with MCG technology, the Embedded Connections Partner Program is designed to further support MCG's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers in telecommunications, electronic imaging and industrial automation segments. This partner program allows MCG to strengthen its position as the first choice for embedded platforms within the telecommunications industry by teaming its areas of expertise with those of other technology leaders, such as SDL Communications. "SDL Communications plays a major role in the OEM WAN interface market with its extensive offerings for the CompactPCI, PMC and PCI bus," comments Pete Rendek, manager, Embedded Connections Partner Program, Motorola Computer Group. "Combining SDL's proven expertise in developing advanced WAN adapters with MCG's established leadership in the embedded computing platforms market enables us to offer comprehensive solutions to our mutual customers." "The Embedded Connnections Partner Program offers an ideal opportunity for SDL and MCG to fully leverage each other's strengths and provide quality products to our OEM customers," states Dale Dhillon, senior vice president, SDL Communications. "Being a partner in this program further enhances the dynamic relationship that SDL has developed with MCG over the last few years. Our products are well-entrenched in the embedded marketplace, and we will continue to strengthen our leadership role in the industry by developing strategic partnerships such as the one with MCG." As part of the Motorola Computer Group Embedded Connections Partner Program, SDL Communications offers a wide spectrum of CompactPCI, PMC and PCI WAN adapters with line speeds ranging from 56k to OC3. SDL's WAN interface products are designed for use in system-level products by leading technology companies, system integrators and Internet service providers (ISPs). Some typical OEM applications for SDL's products include VPNs, routers/gateways, monitoring, telco services, LAN bridging, multimedia, satellites, and DSLAM uplinks. Software support for our products includes Windows NT, Solaris, VxWorks, Linux, and Lynx. SDL also provides OEMs with a comprehensive Driver Development Kit (DDK) that includes all software drivers, source code and documentation facilitating the development of custom software, drivers or applications. About Motorola Computer Group Motorola Computer Group (MCG), headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, is the world's leading supplier of embedded computing platforms to OEMs for use in telecommunications, imaging and industrial automation applications worldwide. MCG provides best-in-class solutions by combining its advanced design engineering capability with responsive, world-class manufacturing operations. Additional information about MCG is available on the World Wide Web at MCG is part of Motorola's Integrated Electronics Systems Sector (IESS), a division of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT). IESS is a leading provider of electronic systems for customers who integrate them into their products. The five businesses of IESS deliver high value embedded electronic solutions that enable customers to differentiate their products and lead their markets. Motorola is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1998 were $29.4 billion. Motorola and the Motorola logo are registered trademarks of Motorola, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. Motorola Computer Group identifies a product and/or division of the respective Motorola legal identities worldwide. About SDL Communications SDL Communications, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced wide area network adapters for use in networking platforms and systems. Recognized as the leading provider of WAN interfaces, SDL offers a complete line of networking products designed for use by leading technology companies, system integrators, and Internet service providers (ISPs) in system level products. SDL's WAN adapters are typically implemented in high performance multiprotocol routers, WAN servers (e.g. Internet Access Platforms and Server Based Remote Access Devices), WAN test equipment, FRADs, wireless CPE, satellite applications and Integrated Access Devices (IADs). Established in 1987, SDL Communications has grown into the premier developer of WAN adapters for PCI, CompactPCI and PMC systems. Most recently, SDL has been focused on developing products for emerging technologies such as PPP, Frame Relay, ATM and SS7. SDL's customer base includes technology leaders such as Nortel Networks, IBM, Motorola, Nokia, ITT, Compuware, GE and Network Associates. More information on SDL Communications and its products is available at

Terri Thorson
Motorola Computer Group
Phone: (602) 438-3287