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SOYO's BayOne XP flash card reader. Courtesy of SOYO, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: SOYO Introduces BayOne XP and BayOne DV 9-in-1 Combination Smart Media Reader/Writers


ONTARIO, CA (January 14, 2004) -- SOYO® Group, Inc. (OTCBB: SOYO) has introduced a pair of internal multi-format smart media reader/writers for home and SOHO multimedia users that read/write to all of today's popular multimedia formats including MP3.

SOYO's BayOne® XP and BayOne® DV 9-in-1 combination smart media reader/writers expand any system for multimedia use and high-speed connectivity. Both products enable users to connect multiple devices to a computer and download digital photos, video, MP3 music or hot-sync a hand held device at the same time. With SOYO's new BayOne devices there's no reaching behind your system to make connections.

These smart media reader/writers conveniently fit into the front of your PC and feature a combination reader/writer for Smart Media (3.3V ), Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Sony Memory Stick, Sony Memory Stick Pro, Compact Flash (both Type I & II), IBM Microdrive, plus a bonus slot for the next generation of SDT.

The SOYO BayOne XPT features a high-speed USB 2.0 port with backward compatibility to USB 1.1, which upgrades a motherboard to the USB 2.0 interface. The SOYO BayOne DV adds an IEEE 1394 Firewire connection. Both come with a 5¼" extension rack for large bays, black and silver front panels, and appropriate cables and guides. They are universally compatible with all systems and external devices and can be installed in minutes.

The BayOne® XP and BayOne® DV are available immediately through authorized SOYO resellers. The BayOne® XP reader/writer is available in the value-bundle for SOYO's high-performance SY-K8USA motherboard and the BayOne DV reader/writer is available with the SY-P4I875P DRAGON 2 v1.0 motherboard. Or individually, MSRP of BayOne® XP is US$ 39.99. MSRP of BayOne® DV is US$ 44.99.

Technical data subject to change without notice. E.&.O.E.

About SOYO® Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Ontario, California, SOYO Group can also be found in São Paulo, Brazil. SOYO's Brazil office takes charge of local sales activities and RMA logistics to better service the Latin American customers. For more information on the company, please call 909.292.2500. Further information on SOYO products can be found online at http://www.soyousa.com. SOYO Group, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the OTC Exchange under the symbol (OTCBB:SOYO).

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "plan," "confident that," "believe," "scheduled," "expect," or "intend to," and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Act and are subject to the safe harbor created by the Act. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any of the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, market conditions, the availability of components and successful production of the Company's products, general acceptance of the Company's products and technologies, competitive factors, timing, and other risks described in the Company's SEC reports and filings.

Third party statements contained herein and information contained on any third party website are not endorsed by or adopted by SOYO, nor has their accuracy been verified by SOYO.


(First posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 11:49 EST)

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