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Alan Grau Selected as a Top Embedded Innovator of 2012

Icon Labs President and co-founder recognized for transforming embedded device security with the Floodgate Embedded Firewall, security software that protects the “Internet of Things” from hackers and web attacks

West Des Moines, IA – (July 17, 2012)Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com) a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that Alan Grau, President and co-founder, was selected as a Top Embedded Innovators of 2012 finalist by Embedded Computing Design, a leading technology source for the embedded computing marketplace.

The award is conferred by the editors of Embedded Computing Design Magazine based on creativity, uniqueness and value to the embedded community. Embedded Computing Design recognized Mr. Grau, along with 26 of the industry’s foremost leaders, for his role in transforming the embedded industry.

Alan founded Icon Labs to provide security solutions for ”The Internet of Things”, the five billion embedded devices that run our factory floors, communication networks, medical devices and critical infrastructure. Icon Labs provides security software for companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Cisco, Intel and the US Army. Icon Labs flagship product, Floodgate Embedded Firewall, was developed by Alan Grau.

The award represents a strong industry and peer endorsement of Alan Grau and Icon Labs’ leadership in embedded device security, and their commitment to protecting embedded devices from security threats. Other finalists for Embedded Computing Design’s Top Embedded Innovators of 2012 can be found at http://digital.embedded-computing.com/jun2012/jun2012/0/0#&pageSet=19

“A great honor, being recognized as a Top Embedded Innovator, is the result of a unique vision and strong dedication to ensuring embedded devices are protected from hackers. Zilog is proud having Icon Labs technology as a part of our ZGATE embedded product solutions,” said Mike Speckman, President of Zilog. “Icon Labs Floodgate Embedded Firewall is the leading solution for protecting the exploding market of devices connected to the Internet such as medical instruments, utility monitoring systems, security cameras, cable modems, routers and mobile devices.”

About Icon Laboratories, Inc.

Icon Labs is a leading provider of embedded networking and security solutions. Founded in 1992, Icon Labs is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.iconlabs.com, send email to info@iconlabs.com, or call 1.888.235.3443 (U.S. and Canada) or 515.226.3443 (International).

About Zilog, Inc.

Zilog is a trusted supplier of application-specific, embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial and consumer markets. From its roots as an award-winning architect in the microprocessor and microcontroller industry, Zilog has evolved its expertise beyond core silicon to include SoCs, single board computers, application specific software stacks and development tools that allow embedded designers quick time to market in areas such as energy management, monitoring and metering, motor control and motion detection. Zilog is an IXYS company. For more information, visit our websites at http://www.ixys.com, and www.zilog.com.

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