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Tyan® Announces Dual Slot 2 Motherboard
  -- New model offers workstation-class performance with two Intel® Pentium® II Xeon processors and numerous other high performance features --

FREMONT, California, June 29, 1998 - Tyan® Computer Corp. today announced the Thunder X (S1952DLU) a new motherboard that supports two Intel Pentium II Xeon processors. The new board is designed to meet the industry standard ATX form factor.

The Thunder X is designed for maximum expandability with five 32-bit PCI Bus Master slots, one shared ISA slot and one AGP slot. The board features a built-in twin channel Ultra2 Wide SCSI controller (Adaptec AIC7896) with LVD support, as well as two UDMA/33 IDE ports.  This provides outstanding performance and expandability in the storage subsystems.

"The Thunder X will greatly extend Tyan's leadership position in system boards for high performance workstations and with its integrated Ultra2 SCSI controller, will significantly out-perform any Intel based workstation platform currently on the market," according to Dr. Symon Chang, Tyan Chairman and CEO.

Based on the Intel 440GX AGPset, the Thunder X is also Tyan's first motherboard to support up to 2GB of PC/100 SDRAM.   Combined with the Pentium II Xeon's full speed level 2 cache, this will give memory performance that rivals RISC workstations. Other features include Super I/O support; AMI Plug 'n' Play BIOS; and advanced system management features such as LM81 sensor chips with on-board alarm to monitor fans, temperature and voltage levels. Intel's LANDesk® Client Manager software is also included.

The Thunder X will be available in volume by mid August. Beta samples are available to OEMs now.  OEM pricing in 1,000 piece quantities will be below $600.

Intel, Pentium and LANDesk are registered trademarks and Xeon is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

For further information about Tyan or any of its products, contact the company at 3288 Laurelview Court, Fremont, CA, 94538; call (510)-651-8868; or fax (510)-651-7688. Visit the company's web site at http://www.tyan.com.

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Tyan, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures, and markets advanced system board technology. Its products are sold to OEMs, systems integrators, VARs and resellers worldwide. During the nineties, Tyan has consistently been one of the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S. Tyan was named to the prestigious INC 500 in 1997 (19th fastest growing U.S. company) and in 1998. It was also ranked by Deloitte & Touche as one of the USA's "Fast 500" as well as one of Silicon Valley's "Fast 50" companies in 1998.

Press Contact: Matt Vernon, Tyan Computer, 510-651-8868, MattV@tyan.com

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