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Drive for Innovation Stops at Parvus to Celebrate Electronics Innovation

Parvus Selected to Showcase Advancements in Rugged Electronic Design (May 29, 2012)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 05/29/12 -- Parvus Corporation today announced that it was selected as a "pit stop" for Avnet Express' Drive for Innovation to showcase the advancements Parvus has made in rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for military, aerospace and homeland defense applications.

The Drive for Innovation, powered by UBM Electronics and Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), highlights electronics innovation and automotive system design in the United States with a cross country journey in an electric vehicle -- a General Motors Chevrolet Volt. Since July 2011, the Chevrolet Volt has been making periodic stops throughout the journey, where Brian Fuller, Editorial Director of EE Times and the driver of the Chevrolet Volt, has interviewed more than 500 engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and students, and blogging and posting video updates about his experiences. To date, Fuller has travelled over 23,000 miles and to 21 states.

"Salt Lake City is becoming an emerging hub of electronics innovation, as evidenced by Parvus' developments in rugged computing subsystems that are deployed in some of the world's most demanding environments," said Fuller. "The advancements Parvus has made in rugged electronic design are a perfect example of how innovation is thriving in America and making a difference in the world of electronics."

Parvus has a long history of serving systems integrators and defense contractors with rugged embedded computer products, subsystems, and services. Parvus leverages extensive expertise in systems integration and electrical/mechanical design with a complete line of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computer boards and enclosures. Some of Parvus' key customers include Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, among many others.


"Innovation in rugged electronic design is at its peak. Shrinking DoD budgets coupled with demanding military standards makes today's rugged military electronics more efficient, powerful and flexible than ever before," said Dusty Kramer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Parvus. "By stopping at Parvus to see the latest developments in rugged electronic design, we hope the 'Drive for Innovation' tour got a taste of how Parvus' engineering efforts are helping our military customers achieve mission success."

To follow the "Drive for Innovation" and the Chevrolet Volt as it travels across the United States, visit www.driveforinnovation.com. Follow the "Drive for Innovation" on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT PARVUS
Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military, aerospace, and homeland defense applications. Parvus' tactical mission processors, network routers, Ethernet switches and embedded board-level products provide highly reliable command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground vehicle, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group (ETH.MI), a world leader in pervasive computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.parvus.com.

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