Empower Technologies(TM) Collaborates With Texas Instruments University Program Worldwide

Jun 26, 2006, 01:00 ET from Empower Technologies Corporation

    RICHMOND, British Columbia, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Empower
 Technologies Corporation (Empower) is very pleased to announce that it has
 begun a joint international sales effort with Texas Instruments
 Incorporated (TI) to promote its LDK591x family of LEOs (LinuxDA Embedded
 O/S) for TI's OMAP591x dual-core processor embedded software development
 kits to over 2,000 of the top universities and technical colleges
     "We are delighted to have Empower Technologies join the efforts of the
 TI University Program to provide access to high technology equipment at
 educational prices, such as their LDK5910 and LDK5912 developer kits to
 engineering students, researchers and educators worldwide," said Cathy
 Wicks, worldwide university program manager, TI.
     Educators who adopt LEOs into their curriculum will ensure that their
 students gain important design experience with a product that is becoming
 widely accepted in the industry and that developing with LEOs will give the
 students the power and flexibility needed to create the next generation
 embedded innovations and designs.
     Using the LEOs Software Development Kit (SDK), the students will also
 learn first hand dual-core processor software design and programming which
 will prepare them for the new multi-core multi-processor programming
 environment which is fast becoming the new standard for computing
 architecture. Another advantage of LEOs and LDK591x development kits is
 that it provides students exposure to digital signal processor (DSP)
 programming and codec development using TI's proprietary DSP/BIOS(TM) Link
 and Code Composer Studio(TM) Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
     The University Program promotion represents an opportunity for Empower
 to benefit directly from LDK591x development kit sales in the education
 market and indirectly by exposing the next generation of embedded software
 and DSP programmers to the power of LEOs embedded operating system and TI's
 dual-core processor and DSP technologies.
     Future university and college computer and engineering graduates
 worldwide now have the opportunity to begin early in their professional
 development career training with Empower's LEOs at a time when the Linux
 based embedded operating system is working its way to becoming a software
 standard among systems and applications programmers and device developers.
     "We are very pleased to work with TI on the University Program to
 incubate a large number of very talented and specifically targeted
 software/application and hardware developers, innovators and entrepreneurs
 who will one day be applying LEOs, Empower and TI technologies in the
 global embedded markets. Armed with the skills to develop innovations using
 LEOs, Empower and TI technologies, the graduates, researchers and future
 business leaders will start to enter their various industries and sooner or
 later will begin influencing and making decisions to Empower and TI's
 advantage," said Alex Romanov, VP sales and marketing.
     As an added value, TI has generously offered a free copy of Code
 Composer Studio IDE with each LDK5910 and LDK5912 purchased through the
 joint Empower and Texas Instruments University Program promotion.
     About Texas Instruments University Program
     The TI DSP University Program was established to facilitate the
 inclusion of leading edge semiconductor technology into engineering
 research and course curricula. Digital signal processing knowledge is
 already preferred by employers when hiring, and the ever-increasing
 prevalence of DSP technology in the world today is fast turning that
 preference into a requirement. Universities realize the need to graduate
 DSP-literate engineers, and they look to a world leader in real time signal
 processing, Texas Instruments, when seeking to improve the quality of
 engineering education and DSP classes and labs at the university.
     Hundreds of universities around the world are members of the TI DSP
 University Program because TI's TMS320(TM) DSP family is the DSP standard
 with a variety of teaching materials readily available. More than 1600
 universities in Asia, India, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas
 choose TI DSP to provide real world signal processing experience for their
     About Empower Technologies(TM)
     Founded in 2000, Empower Technologies is an innovative company that
 brings the power and flexibility of the LEOs(R) (LinuxDA Embedded Operating
 System) to the dynamic Consumer Electronics Industry and the emerging
 Intelligent Appliance Market, through their development of Linux-based
 operating software, embedded system technologies and solutions.
     The products and services that form the base of its business activities
 include an embedded system development platform for LEOs(R), based on Texas
 Instruments embedded CPU platform, that fulfill the needs and demands of
 developers and the Consumer Electronics Industry. Empower is continuing to
 develop LEOs(R) and newer versions of embedded CPU's in line with Texas
     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 "LEOs(R)", "LinuxDA(TM)", Linux-based embedded
 operating systems and "PowerPlay(TM)", smart consumer electronics.
      More Information on Empower Technologies:
      LEOs(R) Sales Enquiries:
      sales@empowertechnologies.com or via Tel @ (604) 278-3100
      Paul Leung
      Chairman, President and CEO
      Empower Technologies Corporation
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 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.
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 proposed transactions and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents
 of this press release.
     LEOs, PowerPlay and LinuxDA are the trademarks of Empower Technologies,
 Inc. All other brands are trademarks of their respective owners.

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