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Castle and Tematic Merge to Create Multi-faceted RISC OS Company

Castle and Tematic Merge to Create Multi-faceted RISC OS Company

Castle Technology Ltd and Tematic Limited today confirmed that Castle and
Tematic merged in the fourth quarter of 2003. The combined business will
trade under the Castle Technology Ltd name with a new "Tematic Division",
focused on offering full design and engineering resources to customers
wishing to licence RISC OS for use in their new products.

Jack Lillingston, CEO (Chief Executive Officer) for Castle said, "The
combination of Tematic's engineering skills and Castle's marketing and
product skills means that we have a company structure that can really tackle
the opportunities that lie ahead".

In a separate move Castle also announce that they have appointed Peter Wild
as director and COO (Chief Operation Officer). Peter Wild said, "It is great
to be back in the RISC OS world. We hope to clinch substantial licence deals
with a variety of household names over the coming months. Things have never
looked more promising for RISC OS".

The Tematic Division will continue to be based in Cambridge and will develop
and support an embedded version of RISC OS which has been designed for use
in the new generation of smart multimedia products for the high volume
consumer electronics market.

Castle will continue producing the Acorn and IYONIX pc range of computers.
John Ballance CTO (Chief Technical Officer) for Castle said that "This
strengthens the product side of Castle's business and gives us a clear path
to develop and enhanced products for the future".

For more details please contact:

Jack Lillingston
Castle Technology Ltd
Ore Trading Estate
Woodbridge Road
IP13 9LL

Tel 01728 723200
Fax 01728 727427

web http://www.iyonix.com

email tematic@iyonix.com

About Peter Wild

Peter Wild is an expert in electronic design and manufacture, with 17 years
experience, including 10 years as Founder and Managing Director of Wild
Vision Ltd, a leading manufacturer of add-on hardware, multimedia and
desk-top video accessories, who produced some of the most highly acclaimed
accessories for the Acorn range of desktop computers.

After teaming up with top Acorn Software House Computer Concepts in 1992
Wild Vision was subsequently acquired by Acorn; Peter continued to work with
them, and more recently Pace, where he was responsible for several RISC OS
Set Top Box designs.

Peter is experienced in 'design for manufacture', frequently working in
Southeast Asia with high volume manufacturers to introduce products to their
factories.  With a proven track record as a creative and prolific designer
who can transcribe and deliver technical innovations into realisable
applications, he has an excellent understanding of how hardware, software
and infrastructure products must fit together and how to work with
mutli-disciplined teams to achieve objectives.

Issued by Akalat Publishing on behalf of Castle Technology Ltd.