Performance Technologies' MicroTCA(TM) Platform Receives Editor's Choice Award from Military Embedded Systems Magazine

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Company's MTC5070 obtains product award recognition from leading industry journal. Designed for communication equipment manufacturers and application developers, the highly integrated product is a full-featured, cost-efficient 1U MicroTCA platform.

Performance Technologies' MTC5070

We are extremely pleased and honored to receive this product award designation from Military Embedded Systems Magazine

Performance Technologies (NASDAQ: PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today announced that the company's recently launched MicroTCA™ product, the MTC5070, has received the Editor's Choice Award from Military Embedded Systems Magazine.

The company's new product received the designation from OpenSystems Publishing Editor Chris Ciufo who stated, "For the past several years, I've noticed a proliferation of rack-mount equipment strapped down or shock-isolated in the back of Humvees. The reason is that the go-anywhere vehicle often serves as the platform for comms gear or other special purpose electronic systems. But 4U-sized servers and drawer-sized boxes consume way too much space. The 1U MicroTCA MTC5070 from Performance Technologies seeks to change that with an innovative design meant to house six single AdvancedMC™ modules horizontally, not vertically. Flow-through cooling and internal baffles, complete with two sets of push-pull fans, allow 40 W per slot, a 300 W PSU, and a slim 1U height that's perfect for managed vehicle-mount installations."

"We are extremely pleased and honored to receive this product award designation from Military Embedded Systems Magazine," said Ed Bizari, vice president of sales and marketing at Performance Technologies. "Our new, low-cost MicroTCA products that include our MTC5070 and our AMP5070 were designed to exceed embedded product engineer's design needs in a wide range of applications, including aerospace and defense. This award, combined with the significant interest generated from embedded engineers and industry analysts for our MicroTCA solutions, validates our efforts to bring the latest embedded communications technology to our customers."

Key Features of the MTC5070 include:

  • 1U, plated steel enclosure designed to meet Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) standards
  • Six configurable AdvancedMC (AMC) payload slots
  • Front-to-back cooling (an industry first for a 1U MicroTCA Platform)
  • 40 W per slot power and cooling
  • Built-in MCH and power functions
  • Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express® fabric support
  • MicroTCA-compliant carrier and shelf management
  • Telco clock support
  • Removable 300 watt AC or DC enterprise-class power supply
  • SATA and SAS storage interconnect between AMC modules

In addition to embedded hardware solutions, Performance Technologies' NexusWare®, a Carrier Grade Linux® OS and development environment, provides system architects with a pre-integrated software solution that enables faster product development.

Online Resources
Embedded engineers needing more information on the company's MicroTCA Solutions can reference the following online resources:

About Performance Technologies (http://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™ 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.

Forward Looking Statements:
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for certain forward-looking statements. This press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbor provisions of those Sections. The Company's future operating results are subject to various risks and uncertainties and could differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements and may be affected by various trends and factors which are beyond the Company's control. These risks and uncertainties include, among other factors, general business and economic conditions, rapid technological changes accompanied by frequent new product introductions, competitive pressures, dependence on key customers, inability to gauge order flows from customers, fluctuations in quarterly and annual results, the reliance on a limited number of third party suppliers, limitations of the Company's manufacturing capacity and arrangements, the protection of the Company's proprietary technology, the dependence on key personnel, changes in critical accounting estimates, potential impairments related to goodwill and investments, foreign regulations and potential material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting. In addition, during weak or uncertain economic periods, customers' visibility deteriorates causing delays in the placement of their orders. These factors often result in a substantial portion of the Company's revenue being derived from orders placed within a quarter and shipped in the final month of the same quarter. Forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Notes thereto, Risk Factors, and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of the Company as of December 31, 2007, as contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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