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January 4, 2002 9:27 AM (MT)

From parvus Corporation

parvus' Embedded Computing Products Now Offered in Japan Through Distributor Daito Electron

Contact Name: Mike Southworth, Corporate Communications
Contact Email: mike_southworth@parvus.com
WebSite: http://www.parvus.com

SALT LAKE CITY and OSAKA, Japan - January 3, 2002 - parvus Corporation today, a PC/104 Consortium Executive Member, announced it has signed an agreement with Daito Electron Co., Ltd., extending Daito Electron the right to represent parvus' PC/104-based computing products in Japan.

 
 
The distributor agreement marks the first time that parvus' products have been offered to the Japanese market. parvus has traditionally focused its sales efforts on U.S.-based Fortune 1000, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the defense, aerospace, medical and light industrial fields.

 
 
"parvus is pleased to initiate a business relationship with Daito Electron and begin marketing parvus' product lines to the thousands of potential customers in the Japanese electronics, manufacturing, and related markets," said Tom Hogan, president of parvus.

 
 
Daito Electron has 50 years of experience selling hardware and electronic components in Japan. The company is listed on the Tokyo (Code: 7609) and Osaka (Code: 5338) stock exchanges. Its corporate headquarters are located in Osaka with a major facility in Tokyo and sales locations throughout Japan.

 
 
"It's very gratifying to represent parvus - a company recognized as a founder and leader in the PC/104 arena," said Yuzo Murakami, manager of international sales for Daito Electron. "As Daito Electron gets the parvus business officially started in Japan, we look forward to the prospects of a long and fruitful relationship."

 
 
PRODUCTS
 
parvus offers more than 150 PC/104-based computer boards and components within six core product groups, including (1) High Functionality CPUs, (2) Power Management, (3) Application I/O, (4) Chassis and Enclosure Systems, (5) Interconnection Modules, and (6) Communications.

 
 
PC/104 is an industry standard PC-compatible circuit board commonly used in embedded microcomputers for factory lines, laboratory devices, and other complex machinery needing programmable control. The PC/104's size, durability, expandability, reliability, quality, and power consumption make it ideal for such applications.

 
 
ABOUT PARVUS
 
Formed in 1983, parvus is an ISO-9001 certified designer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) PC/104 products for embedded control environments. Its rugged, compact circuit boards and components offer feature-rich, low-cost design solutions for military and commercial applications. For more information, visit www.parvus.com or call 801-483-1533.

 
 
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