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Performance Technologies Extends Its PICMG(R) 2.16 Embedded Ethernet Switch Family

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today introduced the CPC6620, the most advanced PICMG(R) 2.16 embedded Ethernet switch on the market. Featuring 24 10/100/1000 Mb switch ports, two 10Gb uplink ports and support for IPv6 routing, it is the latest addition to Performance Technologies' line of award-winning switches and is a key component of the company's complete line of high availability Advanced Managed Platform(TM) solutions.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today introduced the CPC6620, the most advanced PICMG(R) 2.16 embedded Ethernet switch on the market. Featuring 24 10/100/1000 Mb switch ports, two 10Gb uplink ports and support for IPv6 routing, it is the latest addition to Performance Technologies' line of award-winning switches and is a key component of the company's complete line of high availability Advanced Managed Platform(TM) solutions.

"Telecom equipment and defense system manufacturers require solutions that can provide the reliability and performance they require for critical applications," said Hank Heneghan, director of product management for Performance Technologies. "The CPC6620 represents Performance Technologies' commitment to providing customers with standards-based technology backed by years of networking experience, and designed to allow them to concentrate on what's important to them — developing applications cost-effectively and decreasing time-to-market."

The CPC6620 offers the bandwidth required for demanding applications as well as the resilience required in high availability applications, including airborne or ship borne communications systems, media and signaling gateways, IP media equipment, telecom switching/routing infrastructure, and wireless infrastructure elements. Available in ruggedized and conformal coated versions with fibre optic 10Gb uplinks, the CPC6620 can be configured to monitor network status and to continuously check its own health through real-time integrity tests. In the event of system or network failure, data can be automatically re-routed to an alternate path.

Performance Technologies' complete line of high availability Advanced Managed Platforms provide an alternative to existing commercial and proprietary systems. Configurations include 1Gb or 10/100 Ethernet switches, comprehensive remote shelf management, high-performance x86 and PowerPC(R) compute elements accommodating Linux, Solaris(TM) or Windows operating systems, and HA middleware. Options include applications processors, a wide range of networking I/O products and communications protocols, and NexusWare(R), the Company's CGL 3.2-registered and POSIX-compliant Linux distribution and development environment. These configurations provide a complete, integrated base platform for system designers looking to develop a wide range of applications, and are designed to reduce integration time and lower development costs.

The CPC6620 is now available for purchase.

About Performance Technologies

Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX) is a global supplier of integrated IP-based platforms and solutions for advanced communications networks and innovative computer system architectures. Our Embedded Systems Group offers robust application-ready platforms that incorporate open-standards based software and hardware, providing significantly accelerated end product deployment benefits for equipment manufacturers. Our Signaling Systems Group offers the SEGway(TM) product suite, which includes IP STPs, SS7 over IP transport solutions, and signaling gateways that enable lower operating costs through utilization of IP networks, thereby creating competitive advantages for carriers in existing and emerging markets.

Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California; and Kanata, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit www.pt.com or contact sales@pt.com.

Forward Looking Statements

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for certain forward-looking statements. This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbor provisions of those Sections. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other factors, general business and economic conditions, rapid technological changes accompanied by frequent new product introductions, competitive pressures, dependence on key customers, the attainment of design wins, fluctuations in quarterly and annual results, the reliance on a limited number of third party suppliers, limitations of the Company's manufacturing arrangements, the protection of the Company's proprietary technology, the dependence on key personnel, potential delays associated with the purchase and implementation of an enterprise-wide software system and potential impairments of investments. These statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Notes thereto and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of the Company as of December 31, 2006, as reported in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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