The world’s first Intel-architecture motherboards designed explicitly for embedded systems is the Endura family of boards. The boards bridge the gap between commercial motherboards and the unique requirements of embedded systems. And they eliminate the many problems associated with using commercial motherboards in embedded applications. Endura boards use the same standard Intel processors and form factors as commercial motherboards, but add benefits such as custom boot screens, five-year product longevity, formal change notification, and 100% testing that results in very low field fallout. Initially, the firm will offer boards based on the Celeron processor in both ATX and Baby-AT form factors, as well as “skeleton” systems.