Kontron Mobile Computing, Formerly FieldWorks, Officially Launches New Corporate Name

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kontron Mobile Computing

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
     Kontron Mobile Computing (OTC Bulletin Board:   FWRX), a leading supplier of
 rugged, mobile computers, officially began doing business today under its new
 corporate name.
     Kontron Mobile Computing, formerly FieldWorks, is the North America-based,
 mobile computing affiliate of Kontron Embedded Computers AG, Munich, Germany.
 The new name, plans for which were first announced last month, reflects the
 combination of the mobile computing businesses previously operated separately
 by FieldWorks and Kontron Embedded Computers and follows Kontron's acquisition
 of a majority share in FieldWorks late last year.
     "With this name change and strategic partnership, it's an exciting and
 significant time for our company," said Thomas Sparrvik, president and CEO,
 Kontron Mobile Computing.  "The affiliation we now have with Kontron Embedded
 Computers and its global group of companies has made considerable new
 resources available for us in engineering, manufacturing and worldwide sales
 and service.  It will allow us to do even more for our customers."
     In conjunction with the name change, the company announced its intent to
 continue to use "FieldWorks" as a brand name to represent its most rugged
 computer solutions such as the FieldWorks 8000 Rugged Portable Workstation,
 and the FieldWorks 2000 Mobile Vehicle System currently being used in the
 Balkans for border patrol.  Other Kontron Mobile Computing products include
 the EnVoy Mobile Data Server, designed for police squad cars and other public
 safety vehicles, the FieldLite Handheld Computer, the PowerLite Workstation
 and the IN Rave Laptop.
 
     About Kontron Mobile Computing
     Kontron Mobile Computing, founded in 1992 as FieldWorks, Inc., designs,
 manufactures and sells rugged computers for a variety of industries and
 applications worldwide.  It also provides product customization, integration
 and support services.  The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn.,
 with sales, service and manufacturing locations worldwide.  It is traded on
 the U.S. Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol "FWRX."
     Kontron Mobile Computing is mobile computing affiliate of Kontron Embedded
 Computers AG, Munich, Germany -- one of the world's largest manufacturers of
 embedded computing solutions supplying leading OEMs, systems integrators and
 application providers in the communications, automation and mobile markets.
     For more information, visit Kontron Mobile Computing online at
 http://www.kontronmobile.com , or phone the company toll-free at 888-343-5396.
 
     Forward-looking statements in this news release, if any, are made under
 the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995.  Certain important factors could cause results to differ materially from
 those anticipated by the statements, including the impact of changing economic
 or business conditions, the impact of competition, the availability of
 financing, the success of products in the marketplace, other risk factors
 inherent in the computer industry and other factors discussed from time to
 time in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
 

SOURCE Kontron Mobile Computing
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
     Kontron Mobile Computing (OTC Bulletin Board:   FWRX), a leading supplier of
 rugged, mobile computers, officially began doing business today under its new
 corporate name.
     Kontron Mobile Computing, formerly FieldWorks, is the North America-based,
 mobile computing affiliate of Kontron Embedded Computers AG, Munich, Germany.
 The new name, plans for which were first announced last month, reflects the
 combination of the mobile computing businesses previously operated separately
 by FieldWorks and Kontron Embedded Computers and follows Kontron's acquisition
 of a majority share in FieldWorks late last year.
     "With this name change and strategic partnership, it's an exciting and
 significant time for our company," said Thomas Sparrvik, president and CEO,
 Kontron Mobile Computing.  "The affiliation we now have with Kontron Embedded
 Computers and its global group of companies has made considerable new
 resources available for us in engineering, manufacturing and worldwide sales
 and service.  It will allow us to do even more for our customers."
     In conjunction with the name change, the company announced its intent to
 continue to use "FieldWorks" as a brand name to represent its most rugged
 computer solutions such as the FieldWorks 8000 Rugged Portable Workstation,
 and the FieldWorks 2000 Mobile Vehicle System currently being used in the
 Balkans for border patrol.  Other Kontron Mobile Computing products include
 the EnVoy Mobile Data Server, designed for police squad cars and other public
 safety vehicles, the FieldLite Handheld Computer, the PowerLite Workstation
 and the IN Rave Laptop.
 
     About Kontron Mobile Computing
     Kontron Mobile Computing, founded in 1992 as FieldWorks, Inc., designs,
 manufactures and sells rugged computers for a variety of industries and
 applications worldwide.  It also provides product customization, integration
 and support services.  The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn.,
 with sales, service and manufacturing locations worldwide.  It is traded on
 the U.S. Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol "FWRX."
     Kontron Mobile Computing is mobile computing affiliate of Kontron Embedded
 Computers AG, Munich, Germany -- one of the world's largest manufacturers of
 embedded computing solutions supplying leading OEMs, systems integrators and
 application providers in the communications, automation and mobile markets.
     For more information, visit Kontron Mobile Computing online at
 http://www.kontronmobile.com , or phone the company toll-free at 888-343-5396.
 
     Forward-looking statements in this news release, if any, are made under
 the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995.  Certain important factors could cause results to differ materially from
 those anticipated by the statements, including the impact of changing economic
 or business conditions, the impact of competition, the availability of
 financing, the success of products in the marketplace, other risk factors
 inherent in the computer industry and other factors discussed from time to
 time in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
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