Linux DA Inc. Announces the Change of its Company Name to Empower Technologies Inc.

REDMOND, Washington -- May 01, 2001 -- Empower Technologies Inc., an innovative provider of Linux-based embedded system technologies and solutions, is pleased to announce its company name change from LinuxDA Inc. to Empower Technologies Inc., effective May 01 of the current year.

Although the company name has changed, Empower is continually dedicated to being the leading provider of Linux-based embedded solutions and technologies for consumer electronics manufacturers.  The new company name reflects this committment to being number one as it represents the Embedded Power behind all of Empower's product developments.

Linux DA continues to prevail within the company as it is positioned to be the premium brand for Empower's LinuxDA product line.

About Empower Technologies Inc.
Empower Technologies Inc. is an inventive company that brings the power and flexibility of the Linux Operating System to the consumer electronics industry and emerging intelligent appliance market. Incorporated in February 2000, Empower has established several offices throughout the world, enabling the company to effectively penetrate the consumer electronics industry. Through the development of quality partnerships and strategic alliances, Empower is positioning itself to become the industry leader for Linux-based embedded solutions. Uniting top professionals from within the computer industry, Empower is committed to being the leading provider of Linux-based embedded system technologies and solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers.

For more information about Empower Technologies Inc., log onto
www.empowertechnologies.com
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THE STATEMENTS CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE THAT ARE NOT HISTORICAL FACTS ARE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS.  SUCH STATEMENTS ARE BASED ON MANAGEMENT'S ESTIMATES, ASSUMPTIONS, AND PROJECTIONS USING AVAILABLE INFORMATION.  THE COMPANY CAUTIONS THAT ACTUAL FINANCIAL RESULTS COULD DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THE CURRENT EXPECTATIONS DUE TO A NUMBER OF FACTORS.