Empower Technologies(TM) Introduces New Products at the Texas Instruments Worldwide Developers Conference 2006

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Feb 27, 2006, 00:00 ET from Empower Technologies

    RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Delivering an out-of-the-
 box embedded Linux solution to consumer electronics developers, Empower
 Technologies (Empower) is pleased to announce the release of the LinuxDA for
 OMAP5912 Development Kit (LDK5912), based on TI's OMAP5912 dual-core
 processor. Additionally, Empower is pleased to announce the completion of the
 OMAP 591x family development platform.
     A one-stop development solution, Empower's LDK5912 comes complete with
 both hardware and software offerings that enable developers to create
 reference consumer electronics products at significantly reduced development
 time, risk and cost. The kit runs LinuxDA out of the box, so developers can
 use the LDK5912 to compile, download and test applications within minutes of
 set-up. Working alongside TI, Empower optimized the LinuxDA operating software
 for TI's OMAP5912 dual-core digital signal processor (DSP) and ARM CPU to
 initiate a higher level of performance for intelligent devices with increased
 headroom for applications and expansion capabilities that best suit the needs
 of today's consumer electronics developers, manufacturers and end users.
     "Empower has consistently provided simple, scalable and versatile
 solutions based on Texas Instruments' OMAP(TM) processors. Harnessing the
 performance of TI's OMAP5912 processor and the flexibility of LinuxDA
 operating software, the LDK5912 is ideal for applications that require high-
 performance, real-time signal processing with low-power consumption," said
 Greg Mar, Worldwide System-On-Chip Platform Manager, Texas Instruments.
     One of the key advantages of the LDK5912 is its ability to support
 multiple programs and algorithms optimized for the DSP. These applications
 supported by LinuxDA and the LDK5912 include examples for developers on how
 LinuxDA can interact with the DSP codecs. Documentation in the box also shows
 developers how to develop and download DSP codecs for their own custom device
 applications using an available JTAG interface and the TI Code Composer
 Studio(TM) Integrated Development Environment. This robust functionality
 reduces software development time and empowers designers to take full
 advantage of the performance of TI's OMAP processor.
     "The marriage of Empower's LinuxDA and TI's OMAP5912 processor will
 directly benefit developers of devices such as smart phones, PDAs, mobile data
 terminals and other wireless hand held electronics who require their products
 to be smaller, faster and more powerful," said Alex Romanov, Vice President of
 Sales and Marketing, Empower Technologies.
     The LDK5912 will be officially unveiled to the world at the upcoming TI
 Developers Conference with many of the top DSP programmers and TI executives
 in attendance. The conference which runs from February 28th to March 2nd, 2006
 in Dallas, Texas is widely regarded as one of the most, high powered
 gatherings of DSP programmers and developers in the world.
     The LDK5912 will be available for $900 USD at
     About the Texas Instruments Third Party Program
     Empower Technologies is a member of TI's TMS320(TM) third party program,
 the most extensive collection of global DSP development support in the
 industry. With more than 650 independent companies and consultants, TI's
 customers have easy access to a broad range of application software,
 development hardware and software and consulting services. For more
 information on the TI third party program, please visit www.ti.com/3p.
     About Empower Technologies(TM)
     Founded in 2000, Empower Technologies is an innovative company that
 brings the power and flexibility of the LINUX Operating System (O/S) to the
 Consumer Electronics Industry and the emerging Intelligent Appliance Market,
 through their development of Linux-based operating software, embedded system
 technologies and solutions for the consumer electronics industry and the
 intelligent appliance market.
     The products and services that form the base of its business activities
 include an embedded system development platform for its LinuxDA Embedded O/S,
 based on Texas Instruments(TM) OMAP5910 dual core CPU platform, that fulfills
 the needs and demands of developers and the dynamic consumer electronics
 industry. Empower is continuing to develop LinuxDA Embedded O/S and newer
 versions of embedded CPU's in line with Texas Instruments(TM).
     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
     Empower's brands are "LinuxDA(TM)", Linux-based embedded operating
 systems and "PowerPlay(TM)", smart consumer electronics.
     Contact Information:
     Media Enquiries:
     Paul Leung - Chairman, President and CEO:
     Telephone @ (604) 278-3100
     More Information on Empower Technologies: www.empowertechnologies.com
     LinuxDA(TM) Embedded O/S Sales Enquiries:
     Telephone @ 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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     PowerPlay and LinuxDA are the trademarks of Empower Technologies, Inc.
 All other brands are trademarks of their respective owners.

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