Kozio Announces Support for Intel's® IXP23XX and IXP46X Product Lines - Hardware Validation Software Now Available To Designers Releasing New Board Designs Based on Intel’s Network Processors

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Kozio, Inc., a leading developer of embedded systems software, today announced its support of the Intel® network processor product lines, including the new Intel IXP460, Intel IXP465, IXP2325 and IXP2350 network processors.

Kozio, Inc., a leading developer of embedded systems software, today announced its support of the Intel® network processor product lines, including the new Intel IXP460, Intel IXP465, IXP2325 and IXP2350 network processors. Kozio, a general member of the Intel Communications Alliance, develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems. Kozio will provide support in December to a limited number of partner board designers offering IXP23XX reference designs, and full support for both families will be available to all board designers in Q1 of 2005.

"Kozio is committed to supporting the full line of Intel XScale processors, building expertise that we pass on to our customers," said Kozio President Joseph Skazinski. "We continue to help our customers accelerate the release of new computer-based board products with increased reliability at a lower internal cost."

For developers of products based on the IXP23XX and IXP46X families, Kozio provides a completely integrated diagnostics solution, including drivers for network processor engines (NPEs) and micro-engines, as well as turnkey test suites for Ethernet, I2C, USB, HSS and other features provided through the core processor architecture.

The Intel IXP2325 and Intel IXP2350 network processors are the latest additions to the Intel IXP2XXX product line and extend Intel's fully programmable architecture to new, lower cost/performance points for access and edge applications. They are targeted for network access and edge applications, combine data plane and control plane processing capabilities in a single chip, and are Intel's first network processors built on 90nm process technology.

The Intel® IXP460 and Intel® IXP465 network processors are the latest additions to the Intel IXP4XX product line and offer a higher-speed Intel XScale® core and expanded connectivity options, as well as enhancements to improve end-system reliability and security.

Kozio delivers a complete diagnostics and functional test solution for hardware board bring-up, manufacturing test and production-ready power-on self-test through its products: kDiagnostics for system-level diagnostics of embedded designs; kMfgTest for automated embedded manufacturing and functional test; and kPOST for off-the-shelf Power-On Self-Test (POST). All products are delivered as pre-built binaries fully ported to custom hardware.

Kozio is a general member of the Intel Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/go/ica. For more information on Kozio products and free evaluation kits, visit http://www.kozio.com.

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at http://www.intel.com/pressroom.

About Kozio, Inc.

Kozio, Inc. develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems used in products such as ADSL gateways, wireless access points, network routers, voice solutions, security and test equipment, and aerospace systems. Kozio's products provide comprehensive test solutions, including diagnostics for board bring-up, automated manufacturing test, and built-in self-test software for manufactured products. Kozio's customers design, develop and manufacture boards used in computer-based electronic systems for the aerospace, networking, defense, test and wireless industries. Kozio products ease many embedded systems development challenges, from design through manufacturing and support, saving customers time and money. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado, and counts ADI Engineering, Intel and IBM among its major customers and partners. For more information, visit http://www.kozio.com.

kDiagnostics, kMfgTest, kPOST and Flash-N-Run are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., (720) 207-9235, joseph.skazinski@kozio.com, or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906, brad@shannonmarcom.com.

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