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TYAN Press Release

Tyan® Computer Corporation Announces Alliance Wth Mitac International

Alliance expected to significantly strengthen manufacturing and R&D capabilites

FREMONT, California, February 1, 1999 - Tyan® Computer Corp., a privately-held company based in Fremont, California and a leading manufacturer of high performance computer system boards, announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Mitac International of Taiwan, with the latter also becoming a significant shareholder in the process.

Tyan and Mitac will jointly develop and manufacture products based on advanced multiprocessor technologies for personal computers, especially NT workstations and servers. "We are very excited about growing our business significantly by working with the Mitac Group," said Dr. T.  Symon Chang, President and CEO of Tyan Computer.  "We will benefit through the much improved economy of scale in manufacturing and also from the greatly expanded potential OEM customer base around the world."

The Mitac Group, including Mitac International and Synnex Information Technologies, is a major supplier to first-tier computer OEMs around the world. Mitac International is ranked among the top ten largest electronic companies in Asia, excluding Japan, and is one of the top three movers and shakers of Taiwan's PC industry.

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