Antec Enters the Mobile Computing Market - CBB Certified Components Enable System Builders to Locally Build a Truly Customized Laptop
Fremont, CA - August 19, 2008 - Antec, Inc., the leading global provider of high-performance components for the gaming, PC Upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced that it is launching a new line of standard components for the mobile computing market. These interchangeable components-known as common building blocks and developed according to a common set of specifications initiated by Intel-continue Antec's legacy as a pioneer in standards-based computing components and extend its reach into the fast-growing portable computing market. The announcement marks the first time that system builders will be able to build customized, personalized laptops from individual components, in the same way they do now with server and desktop PCs.
Earlier this year, Intel announced two new mobile motherboards designed and validated to support Intel(R) Centrino(R) 2 processor technology. These Intel(R) Mobile Boards are based on a new mobile motherboard form factor specification codenamed Rich Creek 2 (RC2). This effort expands upon the earlier Common Building Block program. System builders now have the opportunity to enter the mobile computing market by putting together systems based on the CBB standard.
Antec's new mobile product line contains a wide range of CBB components including two laptop chassis, a docking station, both CBB and RC2-specific keyboards, AC adapters, battery packs, and several components such as integral webcams and Bluetooth(R) modules.
"Our new line of mobile product components offers system builders for the first time the ability to configure and build laptop computers specifically for their important accounts, and to fully support them in the field," said Scott Richards, Antec Senior Vice President. "We are proud to be the pioneer global provider of these products to the channel, helping system builders penetrate mobile computing markets that were previously closed to them."
"Our new Intel(R) Mobile Boards supporting Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, combined with high-class components from proven manufacturers will allow the channel to build powerful, customized laptop systems," said Tom Rampone, Intel's Vice President for Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of Channel Platforms Group.
"We are pleased that companies such as Antec are embracing the mobile market by providing these common and interchangeable ingredients." "ASI has enjoyed a very successful partnership over the years with Antec," said Kent Tibbils, Vice President of Marketing at ASI Corporation. "So we're very pleased to be able to work with them as a supplier for the next generation of CBB mobile products. Their reputation in the channel as well as with the end user community adds a tremendous amount of value and recognition to the Build To Order segment."
Antec's new line of CBB components for notebooks is available for order today.
About Antec, Inc.
Antec, Inc., is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these industries and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of efficient, quiet, and reliable products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting thedemands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec's offering of enclosures includes a large range of cases, such as its technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and server markets.
Antec's products also include front line power supplies such as its Signature Series, TruePower Quattro series, NeoPower series, and EarthWatts, the most environmentally friendly power supply available.
PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are geared toward the gaming demographic, like the Twelve Hundred, the premier gamer enclosure.
Antec also offers a computing accessories line comprised of many original products, including its patented LED Fans and Notebook Cooling solutions.
Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands as well in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. The company's products are sold in more than 30 countries throughout the world.