Elma Electronic and MicroBlade to Develop MicroTCA Products

Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, and MicroBlade, a developer of AMC and MicroTCA products have announced a new partnership. The two companies will work together to develop MicroTCA products and system solutions.

FREMONT, California, May 18, 2007 - Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, and MicroBlade, a developer of AMC and MicroTCA products have announced a new partnership. The two companies will work together to develop MicroTCA products and system solutions.

The partnership between MicroBlade and Elma is symbiotic. Elma is the leading backplane and chassis vendor with vast design and manufacturing resources. MicroBlade, an innovator in MicroTCA, software, modules and systems, brings unique products and expertise. The companies have extensive experience and have collectively participated in all of the MicroTCA Interoperability Workshops. Together, the companies will provide the most innovative MicroTCA system solutions and best overall value available today.

Elma is committed to being a leader in MicroTCA based products and has formed key alliances to offer the industry's best solutions. "Mike Franco, the President of MicroBlade, is the chairman of the PICMG MicroTCA Subcommittee and is widely regarded as the father of MicroTCA", said Shan Morgan, VP of Sales for Elma Electronic. Elma is proud to be partnering with one of the key contributors for the MicroTCA and AMC specifications",

The first product developed together by the two companies is the 1U MicroBox*. This unit features superior thermal performance in an attractive size option for the industry. Elma offers the industry's largest selection of MicroTCA system platforms, as well as a liquid-cooled modular cabinet enclosure solution and components such as handles and panels.

MicroBlade offers the market's first JSM (J-TAG Switch Module) and a superior line of Power Modules, Programmable Load Modules, and AMC modules. MicroBlade also provides MicroTCA design and market expertise through its subsidiary, Signal Stream Technologies.

"Elma is the clear industry leader in MicroTCA system platforms," said Mike Franco, President of MicroBlade*. "Their innovative modular design and creative chassis solutions make them an ideal partner for electronic packaging for MicroTCA."

About Elma Electronic

Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and "ready-to-run" packaging for ATCA, CPCI, MicroTCA, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXS, VPX, and custom bus structures. Elma's component product line offers a wide selection of top quality switches knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 40 years. Elma operates three facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, China, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Israel.

Elma Electronic Inc. is located at 44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Phone (510) 656-3400 - Fax (510)656-3783. www.elma.com

About MicroBlade*, Inc

MicroBlade*, Inc. is an AMC and MicroTCA products company providing leading edge technology components for use in telecommunications, enterprise, medical, industrial, and security markets.

MicroBlade* is located at 6948 Applewood Drive, Madison, WI 53719 USA. Phone (608)-829-0657 - Fax (608)203-5016. www.MicroBladeInc.com