Icron Strengthens USB Extension Patent Portfolio



    Newly Acquired Patent Increases Icron's USB Patent Portfolio to 19

    BURNABY, BC, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture:
IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB(R), today announced that it has acquired,
from the original third party inventor, an early unassigned USB extension
patent that further strengthens its existing patent portfolio on USB extension
solutions. Icron's USB patent portfolio now numbers 19 issued or pending
patents.
    The purchased patent titled "Extender apparatus for USB connection of
computer units", US Patent 6308215, issued in October 2001, is the earliest
patent that deals with specific implementations of extending USB across a pair
of wires. It complements Icron's existing patents that extend USB at a
protocol level over any media. The invention described in this patent enables
USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 peripherals to be connected to a host over a pair of wires
and is found in many applications today, particularly in the USB 1.1 active
cable extension market.
    With over 2.6 billion USB-enabled devices shipping in 2007 alone, USB
continues to be the most recognized and successful interface for device
connectivity in the PC, CE and mobile device market. "As Icron continues to
enter new markets, and implement virtual USB solutions over more and more
platforms, we will continue to expand our patent portfolio to protect our
intellectual property in implementing USB in new innovative ways," commented
Robert Eisses, President and CEO for Icron. "Icron continues its unparalleled
leadership in the USB bridging and extension market with the addition of this
patent and with the expansion of our USB 2.0 bridging product line including
USB over Cat 5, wireless, powerline, and fibre at distances of up to 40km."
    Icron believes that there are a number of USB extension implementations
on the market today that are covered by this patent, and will be looking for
opportunities to license the patent to companies where appropriate.

    About Icron Technologies Corporation

    Icron Technologies Corporation's patented ExtremeUSB(R) technology
extends the range of USB 1.1/2.0 over Cat 5, wireless, fibre, powerline, coax
and phone lines, at distances of up to 40km. Icron's USB extension and
bridging products are deployed globally in a wide range of applications
including: digital home connectivity, industrial automation, medical imaging,
aerospace, and KVM extension. Icron Technologies new "TV2.0" PC-to-TV
solutions transmit PC Video plus USB over any media to deliver complete PC
functionality anywhere in the home. TV2.0 allows consumers to watch TV and
perform PC tasks such as email, web surfing, online gaming, working with
Word/Excel/PowerPoint, and running any PC application, all from the comfort of
their couch.
    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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