Ampro's Co-Founder Returns as Chief Technology Officer
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Ampro Computers, Inc.
5215 Hellyer Ave., Suite 110
San Jose, CA, 95138-1007
Press release date: February 4, 2008
Embedded Market Visionary to Spearhead Product Strategy
SAN JOSE, CA, February 4, 2008. Ampro Computers, Inc., a leading supplier of standards-based computer systems, single board computers (SBCs), and computer-on-modules (COMs), has appointed Rick Lehrbaum to be the company's chief technology officer (CTO).
Lehrbaum, a well-known visionary in the embedded SBC market, was one of Ampro's founders in 1983. Between 1983 and 2000 he served as Ampro's Vice President of Engineering, Executive Vice President of Strategic Development and interim President.
In 2000, Lehrbaum turned his attention from embedded hardware to embedded software, founding LinuxDevices, a popular technology Web site. LinuxDevices and its sister site, WindowsForDevices, were acquired in 2004 by Ziff Davis Media where Lehrbaum subsequently held the position of Vice President and Executive Editor.
As CTO of Ampro, Lehrbaum will be instrumental in defining Ampro's technology, market and product strategies. Additionally he will represent the company within key standardization initiatives pertaining to the embedded hardware and software industry.
"We're delighted to have Rick back in the company that he helped create, particularly during Ampro's 25th anniversary year," said Joanne Mumola Williams, president and CEO.
"These are exciting times for the embedded market, as parallel buses and interfaces morph into high-speed serial alternatives and processors trend toward multi-GHz speeds and multiple CPU cores," Lehrbaum said. "Ampro has a long track record of innovation and market leadership in this industry -- it will be a privilege to contribute to the company's continuing success."
"I'm impressed with how much Ampro has matured from its early PC/104 days," added Lehrbaum. "Today, the company has a much broader appeal thanks to its growing line of COM (computer-on-module) and ready-to-use system products."
Lehrbaum holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Physics from New York University's School of Engineering and Science and the University of Louisiana at Monroe respectively. In recognition of his pivotal role in transforming the industry's first embedded PC modules into the highly popular PC/104 standard, Lehrbaum is often referred to as the "father of PC/104."
About Ampro Computers, Inc.
Ampro Computers, Inc. is a leading global provider of modular embedded boards and integrated systems for OEM applications. As the inventor of the embedded PC industry, Ampro continues to provide leading-edge processor and chipset solutions to embedded systems designers in order to accelerate their product deployments. Ampro created the popular EPIC, EBX, and PC/104 form factor standards and is adapting COM Express to needs of the broader market in cooperation with PICMG. Ampro offers the industry's widest selection of Extreme Rugged, Rugged, and Industrial products including ETX, XTX, and COM Express Computer on Modules, PC/104-compatible CoreModule CPUs, EBX form factor LittleBoard single-board computers (SBCs), EPIC form factor ReadyBoard SBCs, Mini-ITX form factor MightyBoard SBCs and Industrial Computers and Panel PCs based on Ampro's single board computers. For more information about Ampro Computers, please visit our website at www.ampro.com.
Victoria Kostka Director, Marketing Communications Ampro Computers, Inc. 5215 Hellyer Avenue, #110 San Jose, CA 95138 408-360-4324 408-360-0222 (fax)
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