Empower Technologies To Launch LinuxDA Embedded O/S (LEOs) for Portable Data Terminal Applications

Linux Enthusiasts Can View Live Demo of the LEOs on Texas Instruments’ OMAP5910 Processor at LinuxWorld, Germany

Redmond, WA – September 27, 2004 – A Linux operating software company stands poised to take the Linux community by storm at the LinuxWorld Exposition in Frankfurt, Germany, this October.

Empower Technologies, Inc. announced today they will introduce the embedded version of LinuxDA, called LinuxDA Embedded O/S (LEOs), optimized for the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP5910 processor. LEOs for the OMAP5910 development platform debuts in Empower’s next generation of PowerPlay PDA devices, featured at the fifth upcoming LinuxWorld Exposition.

The versatility of LEOs and the power of the OMAP processor initiate a new level of performance expectations for portable data terminals (PDTs), with increased headroom and speed for applications and expansion capabilities to best suit the needs of business, consumers and developers. Combining cutting-edge technology with style, they will be the epitome of form and function for portable data and communication terminals.

“We look forward to demonstrating LEOs and our collaboration with Texas Instruments’ in the PDT space to Linux enthusiasts at LinuxWorld,” said Edward Dennis, president of Empower Technologies. “Our reputation for developing proven and versatile solutions for the consumer electronics industry will be solidified by the unveiling of LEOs for the OMAP5910 development platform and its product implementation through PowerPlay’s new PDA.”

Empower Technologies will showcase LEOs for the OMAP development platform targeted at portable data terminals at Booth D20, located in Hall 4. Both TI and Empower will be available at the demo and for further information on the PDT platform.

For more information on the LinuxWorld Conference, visit the website at www.linuxworldexpo.de.

About Empower Technologies

Founded in 2000, Empower Technologies is a provider of Linux-based embedded system technologies and solutions for the consumer electronics industry and the intelligent appliance market.

Empower is an innovative company that introduced to the world LinuxDA O/S, the first and only complete Palm® Handheld compatible Linux Operating System scaled down for the Motorola Dragonball CPU platform. By uniting top professionals from within the computer industry and developing quality partnerships and strategic alliances, Empower is committed to being the leading provider of Linux-based embedded system technologies and solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers.

Empower’s brands are “LinuxDA” (www.linuxda.com) a Linux-based embedded operating system and “PowerPlay” (www.powerplaydevices.com) smart consumer electronics.

Contact Information:

Media Enquiries:
Paul Leung - Chairman & CEO (604) 278-3100 or [email protected]
Ed (Edward) Dennis – President (604) 278-3100 or [email protected]
LinuxDA O/S Sales Enquiries: [email protected] or Tel 425-881-0909
More Information on Empower Technologies: www.empowertechnologies.com

Investor Relations:
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Fax: 514-939-3717
Barry Mire: [email protected]

Empower Technologies Corporation

Paul Leung
Chairman & CEO

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