Emerson Network Power Extends Intel Core i7 Portfolio with first 3U CompactPCI Single-Board Computer

CompactPCI PlusIO Support offers Significant Increase in Data Transfer Rate

San Jose, Calif. [April 27, 2010] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today extended its industry-leading portfolio of embedded single-board computers based on Intel® Core™ i7 processors with the launch of its first 3U CompactPCI® blade, the CPCI7203. This is also the company’s first product to support the new CompactPCI PlusIO specification (PICMG® 2.30), which supports data transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, a significant increase over previous CompactPCI backplane specifications.

Designed for a wide range of high performance tasks in space-constrained environments, the Emerson Network Power CPCI7203 is ideal for industrial, medical and military/aerospace applications, such as railway control, semiconductor manufacturing, robotics, image processing, vehicle communications and on-board flight information systems.

The Emerson Network Power CPCI7203 features up to 4GB soldered ECC DDR3 memory and 256KB non-volatile Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (F-RAM). F-RAM does not require batteries or periodic refreshes and offers many more read/write cycles and faster performance than flash memory, which benefits critical non-volatile data storage, data logs and dynamic program updates. The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) enhances data security and encryption capabilities.

Connectivity includes SATA ports, one universal PCI and four PCI Express (2.5 Gbps) interfaces. An optional rear transition module offers even more connectivity options. Hot swap capability complies with the PICMG 2.1 specification. The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) supports the PICMG 2.9 specification; the Emerson Network Power CPCI7203 can host the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) or act as a Peripheral Management controller (PM) node.

The Emerson Network Power CPCI7203 supports a range of operating system and software options including Wind River VxWorks, Fedora 11/Red Hat 6 Linux, VMware and Microsoft® Windows®.

For additional information about CompactPCI technology from Emerson Network Power, visit http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing.

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About Emerson Network Power

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing products and services, including ATCA®, COM Express®, CompactPCI®, embedded motherboards, MicroTCA® and VMEbus for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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Business-Critical Continuity, Emerson Network Power and the Emerson Network Power logo are trademarks and service marks of Emerson Electric Co. PICMG, AdvancedTCA, ATCA, COM Express, CompactPCI and MicroTCA are registered trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group. Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S.and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. The Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power does not claim medical compliance on its products nor does it offer medical grade products at the time of publishing. © 2010 Emerson Electric Co.

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