Performance Technologies' NexusWare(TM) Linux-Based Software Suite Named Product of the Year by INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Magazine

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Performance
 Technologies (Nasdaq:   PTIX), a leading developer of integrated systems,
 platforms, components and software, today announced the company's
 NexusWare(TM) Linux-based software suite was named Product of the Year for
 2005 by INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) magazine.
     The NexusWare Software Suite is a development, management and operating
 system environment which enables users of Performance Technologies' hardware
 and platform products to rapidly develop and deploy value-added capabilities
 with their solutions.  NexusWare was chosen as an INTERNET TELEPHONY Product
 of the Year due to its strong embodiment of Linux and its ability to
 facilitate the use of open-source software packages.
     NexusWare Core acts as the foundation environment for a variety of
 value-add communications and management software packages offered by the
 company, as well as the numerous open-source software packages available from
 the vast Linux open-source community.
     "NexusWare provides application developers with a comprehensive
 development environment, accompanying software modules and an environment for
 open-source content, all of which increase functionality and reduce
 development time," said Steve Wigent, product manager for Performance
 Technologies.  "Being recognized by INTERNET TELEPHONY is an honor and lets us
 know we're on the right track to providing Performance Technologies customers
 with tools that make application development efforts cost effective and more
     "The companies selected to receive INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year
 Awards for 2005 have been instrumental in the explosive growth of VoIP and the
 larger IP telephony industry this year.  We're proud to reward their hard work
 and innovation," said Rich Tehrani, editor-in-chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY
 magazine in a statement released late last year.
     A full list of the product winners appears in this month's INTERNET
 TELEPHONY magazine.
     About Performance Technologies
     Performance Technologies (Nasdaq:   PTIX) develops systems, platforms,
 components and software solutions for the world's evolving communications
 infrastructure.  Our broad customer base includes global technology companies
 in the communications, defense and homeland security, and commercial markets.
 Serving the industry for 25 years, our complete line of embedded and system-
 level products enables equipment manufacturers and service providers to offer
 highly available and fully-managed systems with time-to-market, performance
 and cost advantages.
     Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
 Additional engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis
 Obispo, California, and Ottawa, Ontario (Canada).  For more information, visit or contact
     Forward Looking Statements
     The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe
 harbor" for certain forward-looking statements.  This press release contains
 forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's current views with
 respect to future events and financial performance, within the meaning of
 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
 Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbor provisions of those
     These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and
 uncertainties and the Company's actual results could differ materially from
 those discussed in the forward-looking statements.  These risks and
 uncertainties include, among other factors, general business and economic
 conditions, rapid technological changes accompanied by frequent new product
 introductions, competitive pressures, dependence on key customers, the
 attainment of design wins, fluctuations in quarterly and annual results, the
 reliance on a limited number of third party suppliers, limitations of the
 Company's manufacturing arrangements, the protection of the Company's
 proprietary technology, the dependence on key personnel, potential delays
 associated with the purchase and implementation of an enterprise-wide software
 system and potential impairments of investments.  These statements should be
 read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the
 Notes thereto and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
 and Results of Operations of the Company as of December 31, 2004, as reported
 in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents as filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
     Note to Editors: Brand or product names are registered trademarks or
 trademarks of their respective holders.
     For more information contact:
     Kelly Manuel
     Performance Technologies

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