Splashtop(TM) Builds Momentum Nearing Laptop Launch Splashtop availability expands to 5 ASUS motherboards



    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- DeviceVM, a San Jose-based
 company developing rapid-start computing technologies, today announced the
 availability of its Splashtop(TM) platform on four new ASUS motherboards.
 Originally released on the P5E3 Deluxe, Splashtop is now available on the
 P5E3 Premium as well as the mainstream M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe, the M3N-HT
 Deluxe/HDMI, and the M3N-H/HDMI motherboards. Branded by ASUS as Express
 Gate, Splashtop enables users to access the Internet seconds after turning
 on their PC. ASUS, the leading worldwide motherboard, components and
 notebook manufacturer, expanded its offering of Splashtop motherboards due
 to the overwhelmingly positive response to the P5E3 Deluxe from press and
 PC enthusiasts alike.
 
     "Splashtop is changing the way people use their computers, and we're
 excited ASUS shares our vision of the way computing should be," says Mark
 Lee, CEO and co-founder of DeviceVM. "By the end of 2008 we expect most
 consumers to not only be asking for this technology on motherboards,
 desktops and laptops, but expecting it."
 
     Built into a computer's motherboard, Splashtop uses Linux to run users'
 favorite programs seconds after they turn on their computer. Programs
 included in Splashtop are customized for each manufacturer. In the case of
 ASUS Express Gate, they include a web browser, Skype, a VoIP and Instant
 Messaging client and the ability for ASUS to update Splashtop remotely.
 
     "We've seen a great response to our initial Splashtop products and
 we're excited to be partners with an innovative leader like DeviceVM," says
 Jackie Hsu, President of ASUS Computer International.
 
     DeviceVM works with each PC manufacturer to offer an extremely fast and
 convenient complement to traditional operating systems like Windows or
 Linux. Functions like media playback, photo sharing, chat, VoIP, and
 Internet allow consumers to use their favorite applications seconds after
 turning on their PC. Meanwhile diagnostic and recovery functions allow
 manufacturers to help consumers fix problems quickly and economically.
 
     All motherboards are currently available through ASUS authorized
 dealers world-wide.
 
     **CES - Splashtop will be present at the ASUS booth in Las Vegas
 Convention Center in South Hall 4, 35162 so please contact us to setup a
 demo while you are there.
 
     About DeviceVM
 
     DeviceVM, Inc. is a privately held software company offering Splashtop,
 an 'instant-on' computing platform enabling faster and more efficient
 computing. The Company partners with OEMs and manufacturers to integrate
 its core technology into personal computers worldwide. Founded in 2006,
 DeviceVM is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Taiwan and
 China.
 
     About ASUS
 
     ASUS is a world class leader in design and manufacture of 3C total
 solutions. With a global staff of more than 100,000 and an award-winning
 R&D design team, Business Week's "InfoTech 100" has ranked ASUS among the
 top 100 technology companies in the world for ten straight years. In 2006,
 ASUS reported annual revenue of $17.4 billion dollars and shipped over 55
 million motherboards -- representing 1 in 3 PCs sold in the world during
 that year. With its innovative product designs, legendary quality and
 superb customer support, ASUS took home the honor from Wall Street Asia as
 the Number 1 Manufacturer in Quality and Services in 2006.
 
 
Press contact: Andrew Kippen Stage Two Consulting andrew@stagetwoconsulting.com 415-287-7710

SOURCE DeviceVM

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