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Skymicro Inc. Announces New Customers and Launches Global Expansion at IBC 2003 Stand 7.617

    Amsterdam (ots) - Skymicro Inc, the leading Thousand Oaks, California, OEM provider of Merlin 2003, a high-end video capture and codec board today announced a host of new worldwide customers and global expansion plans.          A selection of new global customers for Skymicro's Merlin 2003 are joining the likes of Silicon Graphics Inc. (NYSE: SGI) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) (USA) and includes Tokyo Electron (Japan), Proximity Group (Australia), Beehive Systems (India), Just Edit (Spain) and Masstech Corp (Canada). The application space in which the board is used varies widely from Non-Linear Editing systems, to video play- out, video-on-demand serving and DVD authoring.          OEM customers are excited by Skymicro's high level of engineering support and the flexibility of the Merlin 2003 board. Confirming this, Mr. Jordi Utiel CEO of Just Edit remarked; "Selecting a hardware partner for our line of video servers and editing systems was a critical decision. We found the Skymicro Merlin 2003 the most complete video capture board on the market. With its great price and flexibility together with excellent support the Merlin 2003 guaranteed us a quick development cycle and short time-to- market." VP of Engineering at Digital Asset Manager provider Proximity Group, Mr. Stephen Johnston chimes in "For our expanding product range we needed a fully featured high end capture and codec card. By partnering with Skymicro, we were able to get the particular custom functionality we needed for our product."          Skymicro sees participation at IBC 2003 important for its continued growth. "Built on four years of experience with US based OEM clients, and a rock solid business foundation, we saw the opportunity to expand our reach," said Reza Rassool, Skymicro co- founder and VP Business Development. Rassool continued; "Having identified a significant interest in our high-end capture and codec board in Europe, attending the IBC 2003 marks a strategic milestone for Skymicro as we grow to serve customers globally."

    
    About Skymicro:
    
    Skymicro, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, founded in 1999, is a
closely held manufacturer of a family of video codec products such as
the Merlin 2003, a professional level video capture and codec board.
Skymicro sells its product to OEM customers worldwide where it fuels
many industry-leading products in Non-linear editing, Video Disk
Recording, Video Play-Out Systems, Video-On-Demand serving and DVD
Authoring systems. User of Skymicro OEM products include most leading
broadcasters, post houses, origination centers and corporations.
    
ots Originaltext: Skymicro Inc.
Internet: www.newsaktuell.ch

Skymicro contact:

Mr. Reza Rassool
VP Business Development
Skymicro, Inc.
reza@skymicro.com
Phone; +1 805 491 8995
Fax: +1 661 259 1907

Skymicro Inc.                          
2060D Los Arboles PMB344
Thousand Oaks CA 91362-1361
Phone: +1 805 491 8995
Fax: +1 805 491 8935
sales@skymicro.com
http://www.skymicro.com

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Mr. Per Sjofors
Managing Partner
Atenga Inc
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Fax: +1 818 887 3058

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Michael Terpin
The Terpin Group
Phone: +1 310 821 6100 x102
Fax: +1 310 577 9646
mterpin@terpin.com



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