Icron issued Canadian patent for USB 2.0 extension technology



    BURNABY, BC, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX
Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB(R) today announced that it has been
issued a patent from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for
enhancements to its ExtremeUSB technology for high-speed USB 2.0
implementations.
    This patent, titled "Method and apparatus for extending the range of the
universal serial bus protocol", builds upon earlier patents covering USB 1.1
range extension. The invention described in the patent enables long-range or
increased latency communication between high-speed (480 Mb/s) host controllers
and full-speed (12 Mb/s) peripherals. It also provides support for the
high-bandwidth peripherals that were introduced by the USB 2.0 specification.
The issuance of this patent is the third of a series of applications filed
through the Patent Corporation Treaty in Canada, the United States and the
United Kingdom. The United Kingdom patent was issued in December 2005 and the
US patent was issued in January of 2007.
    Icron's ExtremeUSB 2.0 technology allows manufacturers of PC's,
peripherals, and consumer electronics to extend the range that USB 2.0 devices
can operate over UTP cable, fiber optics, power line or any wireless media at
any distance without making any changes to the USB ecosystem. This ensures
that users will have a "plug and play" experience right out of the box,
requiring no additional drivers, host controller changes, or user
configurations. It supports all USB supported operating systems including
Windows, MAC OS, Linux, Unix and Solaris.
    "As Icron continues to evolve our ExtremeUSB technology and implement it
over more and more platforms, we will continue to expand out patent portfolio
to protect our intellectual property in the USB technology space," commented
Robert Eisses, President and CEO for Icron. USB 2.0 continues to be the most
recognized and successful interface for device connectivity in the PC, CE and
mobile device market. Icron continues its leadership in the USB 2.0 market
with the receipt of this patent and expansion of its USB 2.0 extension product
line including new long distance wired, USB over Power Line and wireless USB
solutions.

    About Icron Technologies Corporation

    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.

    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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