Icron and DS2 collaborate on interactive PC to TV application



    Solution extends USB 2.0 and Video functions from PC to TV in home
    environment over powerline

    BURNABY, BC, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture:
IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB, and DS2 a world leader in power line
technology announced the signing of a MoU (memorandum of understanding)
whereby Icron will be integrating its ExtremeUSB into a platform designed to
seamlessly connect the PC to TV and deliver interactive content to the living
room via DS2's power line technology. The powerline technology is embedded
using a modular solution from Delta Electronics, the world's leading
manufacturer of power supplies and powerline communications components and
products.
    The initial platform extends USB 2.0 and PC video to the TV over power
line networking technology. In this solution, the PC which is normally
situated in a home office is used as the central media server and the TV,
which is generally situated in the family room, is the center of
entertainment. Its purpose is to provide an economical, convenient plug and
play means for home users to access the Internet and all its interactive
content on the TV without having to have another PC by the TV.
    A joint demonstration of the solution will be shown at the DS2 booth at
CES Booth No. 20656, South Hall 2. The demonstration will show how easily
power line can be integrated into existing networking applications. In this
case, Delta Electronics modular solution implementing DS2's Aitana chipset
technology was easily integrated into Icron's ExtemeUSB solution, minimizing
development resources and resulting in a very cost-effective solution.
    "These solutions provide the lowest cost plug and play solution for
accessing the content from the PC in your home office, and delivering it to
the TV in the family room." stated Robert Eisses, President and CEO of Icron
Technologies. "It really is the simplest way to access PC content using your
TV as the monitor, and all the standard USB devices as your input/output
devices, without having to purchase another PC to sit in your family room and
deal with the associated networking issues. This represents a significant
opportunity for Icron, and is the first of many solutions planned for the home
connectivity market."
    "DS2 powerline technology excels at multimedia applications and we are
delighted to work with Icron to deliver the first powerline communication
solution to extend USB 2.0 and PC video functions to the TV anywhere in the
home and are looking forward to demonstrating this at CES". commented Jorge
Blasco, CEO of DS2.
    "High performance turnkey Powerline technology is the missing puzzle that
the market has been looking for!" said Amy Lin, Senior Director of Global
Sales and Marketing for Delta Electronics Magnetics and Microwave Business
Unit. "Now we can just plug it in and start to enjoy the uncompromising signal
quality synchronously. We will continue to co-work with DS2 to offer dynamic
and innovative Powerline solutions for all applications in all industries."
    Under this agreement Icron and DS2 will cooperate in the product
development of this solution expected to be released in 2008 for an initial
customer in China. Terms of the agreement, including the name of the partner
were not announced for competitive reasons.

    
    About Icron Technologies Corp   www.icron.com
    

    Icron Technologies Corporation's patented ExtremeUSB(R) technology
extends the range of USB in wired environments and enables wireless USB over
any RF technology. ExtremeUSB is the only USB-IF compliant extension solution
and is deployed globally in a wide range of applications including: industrial
automation, medical device, aerospace, KVM, computer networking or home
connectivity. ExtremeUSB technology is available in a variety of formats
including technology licenses, OEM modules, developer kits, as well as branded
and private-label products.
    Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol "IT"
on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information on the company and its
products, please visit www.icron.com.

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for statements of historical fact, all
statements in this news release - including, without limitation, statements
regarding financial estimates and future plans and objectives of Icron - are
forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There
can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements.

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For further information:

For further information: Icron Media Contact: Brigitta Shore, Phone:
(604) 729-9479, brigitta.shore@icron.com

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