Icron Delivers the World's First USB 2.0 Over Power Line Solution Using HD-PLC Technology from Panasonic



    This solution enables USB 2.0 connections over standard AC outlets and
    will be shown for the first time at Computex in Taipei

    BURNABY, BC, June 5 /CNW/ - Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture:
IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB(R) announced they are employing Panasonic
technology to deliver the world's first USB 2.0 over power line solution.
Integrating Icron's patented ExtremeUSB technology and Panasonic's leading
edge HD-PLC power line communications devices, the system extends USB 2.0 over
standard power lines enabling remote connection of standard USB devices such
as keyboards, printers, flash drives, hard drives and web cameras over the AC
outlets in your home or office.
    "We are excited to once again be able to showcase the flexibility of our
ExtremeUSB technology. With the help of Panasonic's leading edge HD-PLC
devices, we have been able to quickly implement our platform to extend USB 2.0
over standard power lines," stated Robert Eisses, President and CEO of Icron
Technologies. "With power line technology poised to be a major catalyst for
converged home network solutions, we are pleased to be working with Panasonic
to add USB 2.0 to that picture." The power line implementation complements
Icron's portfolio of solutions that extend USB beyond the desktop, including
wired (CAT 5 and Fiber Optic) and wireless (802.11g radio and UWB).
    The initial prototype demonstrated is a USB 2.0 over power line four port
hub and dongle set that enables standard plug and play connection of any USB
device. Transparently extending a USB 2.0 connection over standard power
lines, the system operates without the need for additional software drivers on
Windows, Linux, and MAC-OS systems. Panasonic's HD-PLC chipset provides the
physical layer connection, enabling reliable communication at data rates up to
190Mbps over standard power lines.
    "Panasonic is delighted that Icron Technologies has selected HD-PLC power
line communication technology for adoption in its expanding line of USB
extension solutions," said Robin Sweeten, Group Manager, Strategic Marketing
for the Panasonic Industrial Company. "Icron's integration of this technology
will provide its customers the ultimate flexibility to locate USB devices
anywhere in the home ordinary AC outlets exist, with unsurpassed ease of
setup. We are pleased that they have joined the growing number of companies
supporting HD-PLC as the technology of choice for the throughput speed and
stability it delivers."
    Icron and Panasonic are demonstrating this revolutionary technology at
the HD-PLC Booth B1226 at this week's Computex Show in Taipei.

    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 and computer networking. 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.

    About HD-PLC

    HD-PLC, which stands for High Definition Power Line Communication, is a
revolutionary new technology developed by Panasonic (Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd.), to provide seamless interactivity between consumer
electronics and other products in the home. It permits secure, high-speed
connectivity over existing home power lines. Available in the marketplace
since 2006, the HD-PLC standard is winning worldwide attention as an
easy-to-use, affordable home networking solution. For more information, visit:
www.hd-plc.org.

    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; Icron Investor Relations Contact:
The Howard Group, David Gordon, Phone: (403) 221-0915, Fax: (403) 237-8387,
david@howardgroupinc.com; For more information:
http://www.howardgroupinc.com/insight/insight.htm

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