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CONVEX NAMES ERICH BLOCH TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 CONVEX NAMES ERICH BLOCH TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 RICHARDSON, Texas, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Erich Bloch, a


distinguished fellow serving on the private sector Council on Competitiveness and a former director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), has joined Convex Computer Corporation's (NYSE: CNX) board of directors, it was announced today. The board appointment is effective immediately.
 "Erich Bloch's computer industry expertise as well as his leadership in government will be a tremendous asset to Convex and our board of directors," said Robert J. Paluck, Convex chairman, president and chief executive officer. "His vision and breadth of experience will serve us well in our ongoing strategic planning efforts." Convex's board of directors has seven members including Bloch.
 Prior to directing the NSF from 1984 to 1990, Bloch spent more than 30 years at IBM. He was closely involved with the development of IBM's System 360 computer and received the National Medal of Technology in 1985 for his work on that computer system. When he departed IBM in 1984, Bloch was corporate vice president of technical personnel.
 Bloch received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Buffalo in New York. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Notre Dame (1988), Oberlin College (1987), George Washington University (1985), State University of New York at Buffalo (1985), University of Massachusetts (1985) RPI, and the Colorado School of Mines (1984). Bloch is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow in both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
 Convex Computer Corporation, a leading supplier of air-cooled supercomputers worldwide, markets its products primarily to scientific, engineering, and technical users for a wide variety of applications in areas such as seismic processing, reservoir simulation, computational chemistry, computer-aided engineering, image processing, aerospace simulation, and molecular biology. Convex has sold more than 1,050 systems to nearly 600 customers in 44 countries. The systems are sold and serviced through direct sales and an extensive distribution network.
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 /CONTACT: Donna Burke, 214-497-4230, or Mary Dudley, 214-497-4109, both of Convex Computer/
 (CNX) CO: Convex Computer Corporation ST: Texas IN: CPR SU: PER


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