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Performance Technologies Launches New Voice Processing Modules Featuring Entropia(TM) III Processor from Centillium Communications

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today announced two new voice processing modules. These new products can be used in advanced telecommunication systems where standard wireline and wireless telecommunication voice signaling transmissions converge in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today announced two new voice processing modules. These new products can be used in advanced telecommunication systems where standard wireline and wireless telecommunication voice signaling transmissions converge in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications.

Using Centillium Communications' flagship product, the Entropia(TM) III processor, the PMC531 and PMC532 offer system design architects and engineers a flexible set of options for building blade-based solutions for voice coding applications in wireline and wireless telecommunications networks. Through Performance Technologies' unique and scalable design, these low power, voice processing modules offer some of the telecommunication industry's highest port densities by managing up to 2,000 (two thousand) simultaneous VoIP ports.

Integrated with Performance Technologies existing CompactPCI(R) base boards, such as the T1/E1/J1 capable CPC324 or CPC308 edge processors, or CPC300 Advanced PTMC Carrier Blade, the new PMC531 and 532 can be utilized in applications that include:

— Media gateways — Wireless infrastructure gateways — Lawful interception — Class 4 and 5 telecommunications switching sub components

All of the above applications are completely supported under the company's powerful CGL registered, Linux(R) operating system and development environment, NexusWare(R).

"We are extremely pleased that Performance Technologies chose our Entropia product in the development of these new, high-performance voice processing solutions," said Didier Boivin, vice president of marketing at Centillium. "The most significant advantages of using Entropia-enabled Performance Technologies products are time-to-market and extreme density of voice ports in a small form factor. Our Entropia System on a Chip (SoC) VoIP product, combined with Performance Technologies' expansive hardware and software offerings, provides feature-rich solutions for today's demanding, carrier network requirements."

A number of Performance Technologies' customers are currently evaluating beta releases of the units with general availability scheduled for first quarter 2008. A product photo as well as technical information on the new voice processing modules can be found at: http://www.pt.com/products/prod_pmc531_532.html.

Communication system architects needing advanced, compute-intensive embedded solutions can meet with Performance Technologies representatives at several upcoming events including West 2008 in San Diego, CA (February 5-7, 2008, booth 2419), GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (February 11-14, 2008, booth 2.1A01), Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum in San Diego, CA (March 11-12, 2008, booth 515), and Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA (April 15-17, 2008, booth 1445).

About Performance Technologies (www.pt.com)

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.

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 certain risks and uncertainties, and the Company's actual results can 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 and obtaining orders as a result, fluctuations in quarterly and annual results, the reliance on a limited number of third party suppliers, limitations of the Company's manufacturing capacity and arrangements, the protection of the Company's proprietary technology, the dependence on key personnel, changes in critical accounting estimates, potential impairments related to investments, foreign regulations, and potential material weaknesses in the future. Forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Notes thereto, Risk Factors, and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of the Company as of December 31, 2006, as contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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