DATE: November 28, 2000

SUBJECT: Orange Micro to Develop USB 2.0 Apple Macintosh System Software
for 2.0 Peripheral OEM’s

Anaheim, CA – OEM USB 2.0 System Software for Apple Systems Orange Micro is
offering on an OEM license for its Apple Macintosh extension software which
will be necessary for all USB 2.0 devices for early operation on the Apple
Systems. Apple Macintosh Beta extension will be available for USB 2.0
Hi-Speed developers at the beginning of January.

Orange Micro OEM 2.0 Apple extensions will allow USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
peripheral manufacturers to begin early development for this new technology
interim to the availability of Apple’s USB 2.0 solution. This will allow
peripheral manufacturers to offer Mac USB 2.0 solutions simultaneously with
Windows USB 2.0 compatibility. Microsoft has already developed USB 2.0
system software which is available now for developer testing.

Starting in February 2001 Orange Micro will be offering their complete line
of OrangeUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed products. The OrangeUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed PCI Board
outperforms the older USB 1.1 by running up to 480 Mbits/s compared to the
standard 12 Mbits/s. Orange Micro is also proud to introduce their
OrangeLink+ FireWire plus USB 2.0 Hi-Speed combination card. Save a
valuable slot by adding 3 FireWire ports and 4 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed ports on
just one card. The OrangeUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed Hub offers the user 4 ports which
will connect either the new USB 2.0 high performance peripherals or the
legacy USB 1.1 devices. All USB 2.0 Hi-Speed products are fully
backwards-compatible with all existing USB products.

For more information go to Qualified editors may
request evaluation/review units by calling Stephanie Teng at (714) 779-2772
ext. 190 or email For OEM Mac system
software information, contact Stefani Hassler at (714) 779-2772 ext. 105 or