CITIC 1616 Uses Performance Technologies' SEGway(TM) Devices to

                         Expand Carrier
                               Services in Asia

  ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Performance
Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated platforms,
components and software solutions for the communications, military and
commercial markets, today announced that CITIC 1616, Asia's leading wholesale
voice reseller, is using Performance Technologies' SEGway(TM) 1100 Link
Replacement devices to lower costs while improving SS7 network performance and
Performance Technologies' SEGway 1100 Link Replacement devices facilitate
the reliable transport of SS7 messages over low cost, shared-use IP networks,
as opposed to expensive, dedicated SS7 links.  By deploying these devices,
network operators can provide competitive, revenue-generating services to
customers while realizing significant cost savings -- all without sacrificing
quality of service.  Utilizing the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
and Performance Technologies' field-proven SS7/IP software, SEGway Link
Replacement devices ensure the same high level of reliability when
transporting messages over IP as with traditional methods. 
"CITIC 1616 provides world-class carrier services, and we are constantly
in search of solutions that will allow us to expand our service offerings
without increasing network costs," said Sutton Cheung, general manager for
CITIC 1616.  "With Performance Technologies' SEGway devices, we are able to
quickly and reliably expand our network coverage while continuing to provide
optimal service availability.  This capability is crucial to survival in
today's competitive telecom market." 
Performance Technologies' carrier-grade SEGway 1100 device is small and
compact, occupying only 1U rack space.  SS7 transport cost savings associated
with the device tend to be significant, particularly from the edge of networks
where dedicated 56kbs circuits must be provisioned despite the fact the SS7
traffic may often be insufficient to fill a complete circuit. 
"CITIC 1616 is truly a world leading carrier's carrier," said Martin
McFadden, vice president of Asian sales for Performance Technologies.  "We
look forward to continuing to provide signaling and embedded platform
solutions to CITIC for years to come." 
  About CITIC 1616 Limited 
CITIC Telecom 1616 Ltd. (CITIC 1616) is one of the major telecommunication
hubs in Asia and also is one of the largest IDD minute wholesalers in the Asia
Pacific Region.  CITIC 1616 is based in Hong Kong and is 100% owned by CITIC
Pacific Ltd. ( 
CITIC 1616's services are focused on Wholesale Voice and also Outsourcing
Business, Internet Exchange, Calling Card Wholesaling and IPLC reselling.
With the growth in personal communications services, CITIC 1616 also operate a
Universal Mobile Operator Exchange Platform to enable International Roaming
and Short Message Exchange Services for mobile operators worldwide.  CITIC
1616's long-term goal is to establish itself as a multi-media commercial
exchange center in Asia, where voice, IP, data and content can be exchanged in
an effective manner.  To support the above services, CITIC 1616 has
established interconnection with 125 major international telecom carriers and
operators in over 80 countries. 
  About Performance Technologies 
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX) develops the platforms, components
and software solutions for the world's evolving communications infrastructure.
Our broad customer base includes companies in the communications, military and
commercial markets.  Serving the industry for more than 20 years, our complete
line of packet-based products enables equipment manufacturers and service
providers to offer highly available and fully-managed systems with
time-to-market, performance and cost advantages. 
Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
Additional operational and engineering facilities are located in San Diego and
San Luis Obispo, California; Norwood, Massachusetts and Ottawa, Canada.  For
more information, visit or contact 
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harbor" for certain forward-looking statements.  This press release contains
forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's current views with
respect to future events and financial performance, within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbor provisions of those
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uncertainties and the Company's actual results could differ materially from
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uncertainties include, among other factors, general business and economic
conditions, rapid technological changes accompanied by frequent new product
introductions, competitive pressures, dependence on key customers, the
attainment of design wins, fluctuations in quarterly and annual results, the
reliance on a limited number of third party suppliers, limitations of the
Company's manufacturing arrangements, the protection of the Company's
proprietary technology, the dependence on key personnel, potential delays
associated with the purchase and implementation of an enterprise-wide software
system and potential impairments of investments.  These statements should be
read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the
Notes thereto and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
and Results of Operations of the Company as of December 31, 2003, as reported
in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents as filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. 
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SOURCE  Performance Technologies 
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CO:  Performance Technologies; CITIC Telecom 1616 Ltd.
ST:  New York
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