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Netcell Revolution Storage Processor Certified with Mandriva 2006 and Corporate products

Thursday December 15 2005

Partnership Strengthens Storage Processing in Linux with "driverless" installation and interoperability of Netcell's Revolution SPU based RAID adapter cards with Mandriva 2006, Corporate Desktop, and Server Products

San Jose, CA - December 14th, 2005 - Netcell Corporation, the technology leader in storage processing, and Mandriva Inc., publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, today announced full lab certification for cards based upon the Netcell Revolution storage processor. The Mandriva 2006, and Corporate Desktop and Server products, offer the ultimate in Linux for a wide array of computing requirements, from multimedia, home office, workstations, and corporate desktop and servers.

"Netcell's unique driverless design allows Mandriva 2006 and Corporate users to quickly add drive protection and storage capacity with ease," said Regis Wira, vice president of Quality Assurance and Testing for Mandriva. "Users no longer need to deal with complex driver installs. With a Netcell Revolution storage processor-powered card and Mandriva Linux, users can quickly add drive capacity, increase performance, and protect themselves against hard drive failure."

"Netcell recognizes Mandriva's leadership and innovations in Linux. Their focus towards the high-end workstation, home office and SMB users perfectly compliments Netcell's vision," said Don Clegg, vice president of Marketing for Netcell Corporation. "This new partnership makes it easy for new and existing Linux users to benefit from enterprise-level drive protection and data processing technologies without the associated high cost or expertise."
Mandriva provides its customers with innovative and global offerings associating exclusive Open Source programs and adapted services, and makes them fully benefit from the power, the performance and the ease of use of the operating system Mandriva Linux.

With Netcell Revolution storage processor-based accelerator cards, Mandriva 2006 and Corporate users never need fear a hard drive crash; if one occurs, their computer continues running normally-at full performance-because the Revolution storage processor automatically detects the failure and instantly protects your customer's data. Even after the crashed drive is removed, the computer will continue to function normally, and if the drive is replaced, the data rebuild occurs in the background without affecting system performance.
The Netcell Revolution storage processor powers both the XFX Revo64 and PNY S-Cure storage accelerator card products. The products are available worldwide through XFX and PNY distribution.

About the Netcell Revolution Storage Processor
Netcell has created the next big thing in computer processing: the Storage Processing Unit (SPU). The Netcell Revolution SPU powers a new generation of ATA and serial-ATA storage accelerator cards targeted at bandwidth-intensive desktop, workstation and media server applications. Revolution storage processing cards feature a revolutionary 100% hardware-based 64-bit RAID engine that offers a mainstream RAID solution with the simultaneous benefits of both RAID 0-class performance and RAID 5-class data protection. Completely driverless by design, it can be easily installed into new and existing computers in very little time and is completely compatible with existing applications. The Revolution SPU delivers high-end performance with low-cost drives, while providing enterprise-class security for data and content.

About Netcell Corporation
Netcell is a privately-held fabless semiconductor company that develops storage processors for the ATA and SATA host bus adapter, consumer, server, workstation and embedded storage markets. Using a unique patented architecture for writing and reading from multiple disk drives in parallel, Netcell enables a new class of storage product that advances the state-of-the-art for mainstream hard drive storage applications, delivering enterprise-class reliability with better performance, lower cost, and plug-and-play simplicity. Storage products based on Netcell's technology will be aimed at next-generation entertainment PCs and graphics workstations used in media-intensive applications with rigorous performance demands. For more information, please visit www.netcell.com.

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About Mandriva Linux 2006
Linux 2006 includes; Discovery\LX, resulting from convergence with Lycoris technology that provides an ideal product for beginners for Linux; Powerpack resulting from convergence Conectiva, a full featured desktop with everything for Office, internet, multimedia, and software development, that provides an ideal product for power users; and Powerpack+, which combines Powerpack with a comprehensive set of world class applications that are ideal for small office\home office users.

About Mandriva
Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise, government educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandrivastore.com, the company's online store. Number 1 in several countries, Mandriva has won many awards for quality and technical innovation. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. Mandriva is traded on Paris Euronext Marché Libre (ISIN Code: FR0004159382/MLMAN; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF). https://mandriva.com
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Netcell and SyncRAID are registered trademarks of Netcell Corporation. SyncRAID and NC5000 are covered by US Patents 6,018,778, 6,237,052 and other U.S. and Foreign Patents Pending.