Acorn announces distribution deal with Castle Technology for RISC based products.

(October 12th 1998), Cambridge, UK-Acorn announced today that it has completed negotiations with Castle Technology for them to distribute Acorn products.

The distribution arrangement will allow for the continuity of supply of Acorn branded RISC PC's & NC's for the foreseeable future.

Andy Mee Acorn's Snr VP Sales & Marketing commented "There has been some confusion over recent weeks about our commitment to this market, we hope that this agreement with Castle will provide the Acorn community with a solid distribution base going forward. We are pleased that Castle have been prepared to commit to servicing the dealers and we are sure that they will provide a first class service"

Jack Lillingston a partner in Castle Technology said "We are looking forward to supporting the dealer network with Acorn products, we have been an Acorn dealer ourselves for X years and feel very excited about the future."

About Acorn

Acorn is a technology design company, with a strong market focus on digital interactive TV (DiTV) and Information Appliances (IA). Acorn offers world-class capabilities in complete product, silicon, operating systems and software component design. Acorn solutions provide high levels of functionality, the flexibility that only software can provide, and a reduced component count. Due to Acorn's independent status as a design company, their technologies can be applied in a range of applications across the consumer electronics industry.

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