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 ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Control Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAT) has signed an agreement with Acer America Corporation to offer Acer's range of PC systems and related products as part of Control Data's worldwide integration business. The one-year, renewable contract covers sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada and is expected to expand to other markets worldwide.
 Under the agreement, Control Data will offer its customers a wide range of Acer solutions, from Intel-based PCs, including notebooks and desktops, to MIPS R4000-based workstations designed specifically to optimize the capabilities of Microsoft's new Windows NT operating system. Additionally, Control Data will carry Acer's complete line of network servers including the AcerAltos family of high- performance, symmetric multiprocessing systems.
 "Acer is a leading, worldwide PC manufacturer with a reputation for advanced technology and high quality products," said Chuck Horton, director of Control Data's Product/Supplier Management group. "This partnership allows Control Data to expand its range of integration solutions and offers customers a variety of cost-effective options tailored to meet their specific needs. Since Acer offers some of the best price/performance PC lines in the industry, this agreement will enhance Control Data's integration capabilities at the microcomputer level."
 "We are excited about this new partnership and the promise it offers in expanding the integration of Acer products worldwide," said Ed Allen, district sales manager for Acer America Corporation. "As a leading system integrator, Control Data has the experience and resources required to define, install and support today's complex, enterprise- wide, open-systems networks."
 An extension to the Acer agreement has been reached by Control Data Mexico and Acer Mexico enabling Control Data Mexico to integrate Acer products in their open solutions offerings. As a first step in this relationship, Control Data Mexico has won a multimillion dollar integration contract with a Mexican government agency that includes approximately $2 million in Acer products. The contract will be formally announced shortly.
 Control Data Systems has established itself as a platform- independent systems integration company and has recently signed marketing agreements with Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard to market their products as part of Control Data's integration business. Control Data also has marketing agreements with Silicon Graphics, Inc. and NEC Corporation.
 Acer America Corporation designs and manufactures a broad range of complete computer systems. Acer America is a subsidiary of The Acer Group, a worldwide organization that has 50 offices in 14 countries, with a network of more than 100 distributors and 10,000 dealers in 70 countries. The Acer Group, a $1.5 billion company, employs advanced, automated manufacturing operations capable of producing one million premium-quality computers in a year.
 Control Data Systems, Inc. is a global systems integrator, applying the skills and experience of its computer professionals -- "Control Data Brainware(TM)" -- to the implementation of open systems solutions for the operational problems of customers worldwide. The company focuses its expertise on integrating computer solutions to business specific problems, primarily in manufacturing design, network communication, and database management.
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 /CONTACT: Charlotte Fransen of Control Data Systems, 612-482-4857; or Michelle Fitts of Acer America Corporation, 408-432-6200/

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