Kontron to Deploy 6th Gen Intel® Core(TM) Processor Family

Embedded specialist to launch new boards and modules featuring powerful Intel® technology 

Augsburg, Germany – Kontron, a global leader in embedded computer technology (ECT), today announced that the latest 6th generation Intel® Core™ Processor will power new Kontron boards and modules to be released in early 2016.  With these boards, Kontron's customers can take full advantage of Intel's latest and most powerful processor version, Skylake-H and U processors. Kontron will also extend its product portfolio with new long life DDR4 SODIMM memory with up to 32 GB, which is also available as ECC memory.

Products featuring Intel® 6th generation Intel® Core™ Processor technology will include several models of Kontron COM Express® Computer-on-Modules (COM) in the standard form factor, COMe Basic (based on Intel Skylake-H processor) as well as in COMe Compact (based on Intel® Skylake-U processor). Samples of products based on Skylake-U will be available for customer evaluation in November and samples for products based on Skylake-H in first quarter 2016. Kontron motherboard additions will include Mini-ITX and Flex-ATX, as well as other form factors to follow.

"Kontron's expertise is in designing and manufacturing integrated embedded hardware and software solutions that address performance-hungry, power-restricted applications such as in rugged and harsh industrial environments", says Peter Müller, Senior Product Manager at Kontron. "We are, therefore, delighted to be specifying 6th generation Intel® Core™ Processor technology in Kontron's on-going IoT-ready board and module solutions. Our initiative will ensure that customers can take early advantage of the significant features and benefits including increased memory, faster graphics and processing performance."

About Kontron

Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and trusted advisor in IoT, works closely with its customers, allowing them to focus on their core competencies by offering a complete and integrated portfolio of hardware, software and services designed to help them make the most of their applications. With a significant percentage of employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world's embedded computing platforms; bringing to life numerous technologies and applications that touch millions of lives. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership, product longevity and the best possible overall application with leading-edge, highest reliability embedded technology.            

Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com.

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