Development System targets MicroTCA applications.

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Comprised of software and hardware components, Model AMP5070 provides fully managed, 1U application-ready solution running Carrier Grade Linux® on dual-core-based, AdvancedMC(TM) processor module. System includes built-in Ethernet and PCI Express® switches, telco clock, and platform management. Offering 5 mid-sized single AdvancedMC payload slots, system is suited for developing VoIP and Signaling Gateways, POS equipment, WiMAX gateways, Security Servers, IP-PBX, and Edge Access Devices.



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Performance Technologies Continues Expansion of MicroTCA(TM) Offerings with Introduction of AMP5070 Platform



Complete, Application-Ready Platform Offers Exceptional Functionality at Aggressive Price Point

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21 /-- Performance Technologies (NASDAQ:PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today announced that the company is broadening its Advanced Managed Platforms(TM) product set with the introduction of the AMP5070, a highly integrated, low-cost, and ready-to-use development system for MicroTCA(TM) applications.

Built with software and hardware components that are designed, manufactured, integrated, and supported entirely by Performance Technologies, the AMP5070 is usable directly out of the box. It provides a fully-managed, 1U application-ready solution running Carrier Grade Linux(R) on a dual-core-based, AdvancedMC(TM) processor module. A single-core model is also available. The platform is ideal for design architects and embedded product teams developing applications such as VoIP and Signaling Gateways, Point of Sales (POS) equipment, WiMAX gateways, Security Servers, IP-PBX, Edge Access Devices, as well as for use in enterprise settings and aerospace and defense communication systems.

Key Features of the 1U, AMP5070 include:
-- Fully MicroTCA.0 compliant
-- Low-profile, 1U rack mountable, steel chassis
-- Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor with up to 4GB DDR via Performance Technologies' AMC121 compute module
-- Trial license of NexusWare(R), the company's 4.0 CGL Registered Linux OS development environment, and NexusWare Portal, an integrated system manager for faster end-user product development
-- Highly integrated infrastructure: built-in Ethernet and PCI Express(R) switches, telco clock, and platform management
-- Five available mid-sized, single AdvancedMC payload slots
-- Superior front-to-back cooling
-- Low-cost enterprise-class removable power supply (AC or DC)
-- OEM quantity pricing for dual core model starts at $4,295 and $3,595 for single core model

"Our price point for this MicroTCA platform is a significant evolution in the progression of MicroTCA market acceptance and product adaptation, as design teams can now better meet today's cost and performance criteria for their next-generation product design," said Ed Bizari, vice president of sales and marketing at Performance Technologies. "Performance Technologies will continue to be the innovative industry leader in highly integrated, affordable, and flexible MicroTCA solutions that enable greater market acceptance within the embedded market."

Optional blade modules to provide additional product design flexibility and power include the AMC590 storage/video module, the AMC131 PowerPC(R) compute module, as well as the AMC111 and AMC121 x86 compute modules. In addition to the NexusWare OS, add-on software components include WAN protocols such as X.25, Frame Relay and HDLC, SS7 MTP-2, and SIP.

The AMP5070 will be available in early third quarter, 2008. Electronic system architects and design engineers needing advanced, compute-intensive MicroTCA solutions can meet with Performance Technologies representatives at the upcoming MicroTCA Summit in Chantilly, VA (May 28-29, 2008, booth 302) and the MicroTCA Conference in Munich, Germany (June 3, 2008).

Online Resources
Embedded engineers needing more information on Performance Technology MicroTCA Solutions can reference the following online resources:
-- AMP5070 product page: pt.com/AMP5070
-- MTC5070 product page: pt.com/MTC5070
-- MTC5070 video overview: pt.com/products/MTC5070_overview.html
-- MicroTCA White Paper: pt.com/uTCA
-- MicroTCA Tech Cast: pt.com/techcast

About Performance Technologies (www.pt.com)
Performance Technologies (NASDAQ:PTIX) is a global supplier of integrated IP-based platforms and solutions for advanced communications networks and innovative computer system architectures. Our Embedded Systems Group offers robust application-ready platforms that incorporate open standards-based software and hardware, providing significantly accelerated end product deployment benefits for equipment manufacturers. Our Signaling Systems Group offers the SEGway(TM) product suite, which includes IP STPs, SS7 over IP transport solutions, and signaling gateways that enable lower operating costs through utilization of IP networks, thereby creating competitive advantages for carriers in existing and emerging markets.

Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California, and Kanata, Ontario, Canada.

CONTACT: Will Smith, Marketing Communications Manager of Performance Technologies, +1-585-256-0200, or wjs@pt.com

Web site: http://www.pt.com/

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