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ots Ad hoc-Service: Kontron embedded computer Kontron has taken over 51 % of the shares in Fieldworks Inc.

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    Eching (ots Ad hoc-Service) - Kontron Embedded Computers AG, one of the internationally leading suppliers of embedded computers, has taken over the majority of shares in Fieldworks Inc. (Minnesota) which is quoted on Nasdaq. Within the course of an option, Kontron has undertaken a capital increase from 14.1 million shares to 20.1 million shares at Fieldworks at a price of 90 cents per share. In addition, Kontron has exchanged 62,000 new Kontron shares for 3.4 million old Fieldworks shares. Consequently, Kontron AG now owns - subject to the approval of the shareholders' meeting of Fieldworks on December 1, 2000 - 51 % of all Fieldworks shares.

    Fieldworks Inc. is a leading supplier of mobile embedded computers in North America. The Kontron managing board presumes that, duly using the synergy effects in the development and production sectors, Fieldworks will be profitable within an extremely short period. Fieldworks plans sales of some 25 million euro in the 2000 financial year.

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