Gigabyte Laptop Web Store launched in the UK Friday, 18th January 2008: Gigabyte have launched a new laptop web store for UK customers - it offers a range of Santa Rosa and Napa-based laptops, with customers available to select different configurations based on their individual requirements. The store is powered by international internet retailer eXpansys - who are also running the back-end logistics and laptop builds to order. Roger Butterworth, CEO of eXpansys plc said “eXpansys have a history of offering web store solutions for international manufacturers who want to enter new markets without the financial costs of creating a web store, implementing back-end logistics and payment systems, sales teams and customer services. Gigabyte is a well-known brand internationally and we look forward to working with them in the UK.” Mr. Richard Ma, vice president of GIGABYTE said “GIGABYTE will roll out Menlow-based mobile Internet device (MID) and ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) products in April. Having its presence in notebooks and portable devices strengthened. With the standard notebook market over competitive, GIGABYTE will also focus on small- and medium-size panel devices to suit client demand. Basic notebooks will focus on adopting 7- to 9- inch panels, while pushing price and unique functions as the main selling points. UMPCs will focus on 7-inch panel-based sliding case devices. GIGABYTE will also cooperate with telecommunication vendors to push out MID products with 5-inch panels and 3G communication functions” GIGABYTE also aims to cooperate with eXpansys to enter the UK market the one of major market for GIGABYTE in 2008.” The UK web store is live now at www.expansys.com/gigabyte. About GIGABYTE Upgrade Your Life GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard market. On top of motherboards and graphics accelerators, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebooks and desktop PCs, digital home entertainment appliances, networking servers, communications, and mobile and handheld devices, servicing every facet of people's lives at home or in business. Every day GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with the most innovative designs and impeccable quality and services. Visit www.gigabyte.com.tw for more information. About eXpansys plc: eXpansys plc is the owner of the eXpansys, MobilePlanet, Portix, Nomatica and YooNoo brands which together form the largest wireless technology online retail business in Europe and the USA. eXpansys reaches millions of customers in 131 countries around the world.