Press Release

PORTWELL Announces MINI-ITX Embedded Board based on
2ND Generation INTEL® Core™ Processor Family
WADE-8012 Delivers High Performance and Flexibility for Future Expansion

FREMONT, CALIF. -- March 15, 2011 -- American Portwell Technology, Inc.,( a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market and an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, announces WADE-8012, a new Mini-ITX form factor embedded system board. The new WADE-8012 is designed to provide high performance and flexibility for functional expansion and is ideal for applications in gaming, kiosk, digital signage, medical/healthcare, defense and industrial automation and control.

Portwell’s WADE-8012 supports the Intel® Q67 chipset and the latest 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor platform (formerly codenamed “Sandy Bridge”) in an LGA1155 package, integrated with the memory and PCI Express controller supporting two-channel DDR3 memory and PCI Express 2.0 lanes to provide great graphics performance. The 2nd generation Intel Core processor family features a brand new monolithic design which provides greater performance while still maintaining power efficiency. Portwell has utilized this technology to furnish a series of board-level products and systems that meet multiple industrial requirements and deliver solutions that are both cost-effective and provide great performance.

The Intel® Q67 chipset continues to push innovation with an architecture designed to deliver quality, performance and industry-leading I/O technologies on platforms powered by the dual-core/quad-core Intel Core processor. Combining the Intel Q67 chipset with a processor from the 2nd generation Intel Core processor family, it enables Portwell’s WADE-8012 Mini-ITX embedded system board to deliver smart security, cost saving manageability and intelligent performance for business platforms.

First in a Series

The new WADE-8012 is the first in a series of Portwell products designed with the Intel® Q67 chipset and the latest 2nd generation Intel Core processor family. It is versatile enough to be an off-the-shelf embedded solution as well as a great platform for customers who want to integrate it into an embedded system. The WADE-8012 Mini-ITX embedded board includes many practical features, such as support for next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 6Gb/s storage specification; configuration of six SATA (two SATA 6.0 Gbps and four 3.0 Gbps ports) connectors; RAID 0/1/5 and 10; support for the latest PCIe 2.0 (one PCI Express x16 slot) device for double speed and bandwidth, which enhances system performance; two long-DIMM memory slot for DDR3 SDRAM up to 8GB; up to 8 USB 2.0 ports (4 on rear I/O and 4 on board); VGA / HDMI / DVI-D; and two Gigabit Ethernet.

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About American Portwell Technology

About American Portwell Technology American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Embedded Computing market and an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is both an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey, and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email or visit us at

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Robert Feng
Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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Marketing Executive
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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