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Tyan® Collaborates With Everex on Development of Graphics Workstation System Boards -- Intel® 440GX based board with integrated dual channel Ultra2 SCSI --

FREMONT, California, May 11, 1999 - Tyan® Computer Corp. today announced it will collaborate with Everex Systems, Inc. (Fremont, CA) on the development of a professional line of graphics workstations. Everex's new StepStation family of workstations will be based on system boards jointly developed by Everex and Tyan. The two companies have developed a customized dual Pentium III Xeon workstation system board based on Tyan's Thunder X (S1952DLU) design which will power the Everex StepStation 510 and 520 family of professional workstations.

With the StepStation family of systems, incorporating the 3D Labs Oxygen graphics accelerators, Everex will deliver a high performance, cost effective solution for high end 3D modeling and animation applications. According to Dr. Symon Chang, President and CEO of Tyan, "This partnership leverages the strengths of both companies to deliver a superior solution that is still cost effective. It further advances Tyan's position as the system board partner of choice for server and workstation OEMs. The experience we gain working with Everex will help drive our products to new levels of perfection."

About the Tyan Thunder X

The Thunder X is based on the Intel 440GX AGPset. It includes four DIMM sockets to support up to 2GB of PC100 SDRAM. The board's two Slot 2 connectors support single or dual Pentium III Xeon CPUs. With an on-board 2-channel Ultra2 SCSI controller and 2-channel UltraDMA/33 IDE controller, the board offers unparalleled I/O performance and expandability.

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

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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,

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