RICHMOND, BC, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Empower Technologies(TM) is pleased to announce the official release of the latest LEOs(TM) (LinuxDA Embedded O/S) development platform - LDK5910 optimized for Texas Instruments(TM) OMAP5910 dual core CPU. The LDK5910 (LEOs for TI OMAP5910 Development Kit) is designed for consumer electronics manufacturers/developers to fast track new products' time to market, to drastically reduce development costs and to alleviate design delay due to multiple vendors. Based on the one-stop shopping concept, LDK5910 encompasses a hardware development board with TI OMAP5910 onboard, LEOs operating software and a software development kit - all for an affordable target price of US$900. Empower has strategically positioned the LDK5910 for application engineers who appreciate an excellent out-of-the-box solution that will enable them to write applications within one (1) hour of setting up the LDK5910. LDK5910 enables engineers to develop "smart" consumer electronics by taking full advantage of LEOs operating software - a must-have solution for developers/manufacturers to develop a myriad of new consumer electronic devices. According to an article titled "Unmixed Signals" in Electronic News Online on May 1, 2005 by Geoffrey James, "Fully half of the cell phones worldwide contain TI DSPs, and the company dominates most DSP market segments." Another study titled "Global Cellular Handset & Chip Markets," by Forward Concepts' principal author, Carter L. Horney, states "Our assessment is that Texas Instruments remains the number-one cellular chip provider, overall, and also the number-one provider of baseband chips for both 2G and 3G/UMTS cellular. And, with their OMAP2 application processor, they have quickly become number one in that market segment as well." The study also concludes that 2004 cell phone shipments reached a record 715 million units, including inexpensive PHS/PAS units in China. The study projects that 2005 overall unit sales will increase only by 4.5% to the 746-million level...as larger markets for older technologies decline, offsetting strong gains by newer technologies. Based on the above, LDK5910 enables LEOs for TI OMAP5910 to become an extremely effective and competitive operating software development platform in a very sizeable market already dominated by TI OMAP application processors. LDK5910 is available online at www.linuxda.com for immediate purchase and delivery. About Empower Technologies(TM) Founded in 2000, Empower Technologies is a developer of Linux-based operating software and embedded system technologies and solutions for the consumer electronics industry and the intelligent appliance market. Empower is an innovative company that introduced to the world LinuxDA(TM) O/S, the first and only complete Palm(R) Handheld compatible Linux Operating System scaled down for the Motorola Dragonball CPU platform. Empower recently developed a new embedded CPU platform for its LinuxDA Embedded O/S (LEOs(TM)) based on Texas Instruments(TM) OMAP5910 dual core CPU platform. By uniting top professionals from within the computer industry and developing quality partnerships and strategic alliances, Empower is committed to being the leading developer of Linux-based operating software and embedded system technologies and solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers and developers. Empower's brands are "LinuxDA(TM)" and "LEOs(TM)" (www.linuxda.com), Linux-based embedded operating systems and "PowerPlay(TM)" (www.powerplaydevices.com), smart consumer electronics. Contact Information: -------------------- Media Enquiries: Paul Leung - chairman & CEO (604) 278-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org Ed (Edward) Dennis - President (604) 278-3100 or email@example.com Investor Relations: Coal Harbor Communications, Suite 900 - 555 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V7X 1M8 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel (604) 662-4505 Fax: (604) 662-4547 Toll-free: 1 (877) 642-6200 More Information on Empower Technologies: www.empowertechnologies.com LinuxDA(TM) O/S Sales Enquiries: email@example.com or Tel (425) 881-0909 Empower Technologies Corporation (signed) -------------------------------- Paul Leung Chairman & CEO The statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are forward looking statements. Such statements are based on management's estimates, assumptions and projections using available information. The company cautions that actual financial results could differ materially from the current expectations due to a number of factors. The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transactions and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release. PowerPlay and LinuxDA are the trademarks of Empower Technologies, Inc. All other brands are trademarks of their respective owners.
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