Press Release: Kentron Technologies® Announces That It Has Licensed Its Advanced FEMMA Memory Technology To Avant Technology
Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: September 26, 2001

Avant technology will be able to take advantage of this FEMMA license to manufacture and sell low-profile, high density memory modules, which are highly demanded, by the growing 1U, blade and hyper dense server marketplace.

Wilmington, MA, (September 26, 2001) - Kentron Technologies (www.kentrontech.com), a leader in the design of advanced memory platforms today announced that Avant Technology, a world-class provider of memory modules to original equipment manufacturers, has licensed Kentron's FEMMA (Foldable Electronic Memory Module Assembly) high density, low profile memory technology. FEMMA technology provides a proven low cost and highly reliable memory platform to achieve high memory density. The FEMMA technology was designed by Kentron to be utilized in the 1U, blade and hyper dense server platform environments and telecom markets where space and height constraints are at a minimum. Kentron's low profile FEMMA based memory modules have been widely accepted by system developers for their advanced thermal properties, high density, and leading price/performance position. FEMMA technology is scalable to future chip technologies such as BGA (Ball Grid Array) and Flash.

"Kentron is quite pleased that Avant Technology has joined the growing number of memory module manufacturers who have realized the excellent price/performance that the FEMMA platform can provide to the server and telecom space," said Bob Goodman, Chief Executive Officer of Kentron Technologies. "We view the Avant Technology licensing agreement as a strategic step towards building a long term relationship."

"This licensing agreement reinforces our position as one of the leaders in today's memory marketplace", said Brad Scoggins, Executive Vice President of Avant. "FEMMA fits perfectly into our strategy to provide world class memory solutions to the Telecom, Networking and Server Marketplace. FEMMA's Low Profile, High Density and excellent Thermal Characteristics will allow Avant to meet the requirements of today's space constrained environments," concluded Scoggins.  The licensing agreement provides Avant Technology with Kentron's leading memory technology, which enables them to build and sell higher density, more cost-efficient, reliable memory modules utilizing FEMMA technology. Avant Technology plans to leverage this arrangement to manufacture and sell high-density, low profile memory modules into the growing 1U, blade and hyper dense server and telecom marketplace.

Founded in 1996, Kentron Technologies specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of advanced memory products and platforms to meet the speed and density requirements of high performance systems. With patented memory solutions, Kentron is pioneering new technologies that will lay the foundation for future platforms and networks and solve the memory density and speed issues faced by the Internet server and router marketplace. These memory platforms achieve the highest per socket densities in the world without the premium costs that might be expected of such leading edge technology.

For additional information about Kentron Technologies, Inc. please contact Andrea Echavarria at (978) 988-9100, extension 4161, or at andrea@kentrontech.com.

For investor information please contact Vasilios Karabatsos, Kentron Technologies, Inc., at (978) 988-9100, extension 4120, or at vkarabatsos@kentrontech.com.

For licensing information on FEMMA and Low Profile Technologies please contact Bob Goodman at (978) 988-9100, extension 2150, or at bgoodman@kentrontech.com.
Additional information is available at the Company's website www.kentrontech.com.

Located in one of the world's leading technology centers, Austin, TX. Avant Technology is a market leader in design, logistics, and manufacturing of memory solutions. Focused primarily upon the Telecom, Datacom, and PC vertical markets, Avant provides a full line of memory products and logistical services to first tier OEM's, CEM's, and EMS companies.

For additional information about Avant Technology, please contact Brad Scoggins, Avant Technology 9715A Burnet Road Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758, (512) 651-5315, or at brads@avanttechnology.com.
Kentron Technologies and FEMMA are Trademarks of Kentron Technologies. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.