AOpen Showcases Innovative Intel® Viiv(TM) Technology and MoDT-based Products and Launches the MoDT Bootcamp at the 2006 Intel Channel Conference

Robust Selection of Offerings and New Program Give AOpen Channel Partners an Edge on Competition

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 -- AOpen® Inc., an award-winning, global leader in PC component design and manufacturing, today announced that it will showcase several of its award winning Mobile on Desktop (MoDT)-based solutions at the 2006 Intel Channel Conference (ICC). AOpen will debut a series of new Solo and Dual core motherboards, and barebone systems including innovative new XC Cubes, MiniPCs and ePCs. In addition, with Intel's (INTC) support, AOpen will launch it's MoDT Bootcamp, a program designed to educate the channel about the benefits MoDT technology and its application.

AOpen will debut 19 new MoDT products at Intel Channel Conference. Highlights include:

Barebone Systems:

o Intel Viiv technology ready EPC945GT-m8 featuring both Intel®
Core(TM) Duo and Intel® Core(TM) Solo processor based designs, Micro
ATX, built on a proprietary 945GM+ICH7MDH motherboard

o Intel Viiv technology ready MiniPC Duo, the MP945-V, featuring Intel
Core Duo and Intel Core Solo processor based designs, built on a
proprietary 945GM+ICH7MDH AOpen motherboard
o MiniPC Duo, the MP945-X, featuring Intel Core Duo and Intel Core Solo
processor based designs, built on a proprietary 945GM+ICH7M AOpen

o 975 ATX, featuring Intel Core Duo and Intel Core Solo processor based
design and 975X + ICH7 chipset
o Intel Viiv technology ready uATX i945, featuring Intel Core Duo and
Intel Core Solo processor based design and 945GT + ICH7MDH
o Intel Viiv technology ready mini-ITX i945, featuring Intel Core Duo and
Intel Core Solo processor based design and 945GT + ICH7MDH

AOpen's MoDT products provide stellar performance with reduced power consumption, unparalleled performance/thermal dissipation ratio which also leads to cool, quiet operations. The AOpen MoDT-based components give channel partners an edge to develop a robust product portfolio and serve an even greater market, thus further differentiating them from their competition. Products can be used for broad range of applications, including, digital video recording and set-top box environments, digital office, and vertical applications in an area of digital signage, kiosk, gaming, digital healthcare environments, and others.

"AOpen continues to drive innovation and efficiency in the design and distribution of small form factor components," said Steve Dallman, director of Intel channel sales and distribution. "The availability of platforms based on low-wattage Intel Core Duo processors mean that system builders can differentiate on vectors other than raw price/performance such as -- better styling, noise reduction, smaller footprints and lower power bills. AOpen is a leader in efficiency-oriented computing and continues to take advantage of Intel Core Duo and other low wattage CPUs from Intel. We proudly support AOpen's MoDT innovation and their programs such as the MoDT Bootcamp."

"AOpen is focused on creating innovative computing platforms that usher in a new era of working, playing, and living. We continue to fully consider the top priorities for consumers when they choose their PCs -- functionality, competence, mobility, and price. Our MoDT technology addresses these needs and empowers our channel partners to build PCs their customers are asking for or desire."

AOpen has one of the most extensive product lines in the industry, ranging from barebones business and consumer desktop PCs to small form factor solutions to notebooks. With state-of-the-art innovations like MoDT technology, AOpen guarantees the latest in technology development at a competitive price. Moreover, because AOpen controls design and manufacturing from the drawing board to the finished product, quality is ensured at every step of production.

About AOpen

Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with AOpen America's headquarters in San Jose, California, AOpen Inc. is the world's largest total PC component solutions manufacturer and a member of an $18-billion technology group. Leveraging more than 28 years of technology manufacturing experience and more than 1,000 Group patents, AOpen designs, manufactures and markets high-quality, state-of-the-art motherboards; housings; small-form-factor bare systems; VGA cards; white-box notebooks; optical drives; multimedia headsets and headphones; multimedia and network solutions; as well as numerous other PC component products sold through VARs to institutional, corporate, education and government customers, and via retailers to small business and end-user customers. For more information, please visit .

Source: AOpen Inc.

CONTACT: Michele Sun, Marketing Manager, of AOpen, +1-408-232-1253, or

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